On August 11th in Scientology history
Tom Cruise's religion may affect his pocketbook in Germany
August 11, 1996, Showbiz, CNN
Actor Tom Cruise may have a movie blockbuster in the United States, but in Germany, the star of "Mission: Impossible" faces a controversy that could hit where it hurts: the pocketbook.
Scientology vs. Psychiatry; Scientology Explored
August 11, 2005, Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 3600, CNN
COOPER: It's no secret that Tom Cruise is a devoted, outspoken member of the "Church" of Scientology. That has not always been the case. There was a time when the subject of his religion was off limits to reporters and to interviewers. Not so now. Just ask Matt Lauer who got lectured by Cruise weeks ago on what the actors says are the evils of psychiatry.
Now, while some are surprised by the chance in Cruise, former Scientologists insist it's really no mystery, they think it's related to his rise in the ranks of the "church." [Transcript]
Below the belt, without remorse
August 11, 2007, Naama Lanski, Haaretz
Scientology was also integrated into the firm's work, when an organizational consultant who draws on the doctrine was hired to work with the staff, and job candidates were given tests based on Scientology. "Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, wrote many courses on advertising, public relations and marketing, and when I read them I saw they matched what I had learned in practice, my [pretend]beliefs," Morell relates. Tzur finds this the appropriate time to leave the conference room we are sitting in so he can attend to prior commitments.
Scientologists find unlikely allies in other faiths
August 11, 2007, Matt Sedensky, Associated Press, Florida Times-Union
Scientology customers claim their fake "interfaith partnerships" show people of all faiths clamor for solutions to real-world problems. Detractors say it amounts to a cloaked effort to burnish the oft-maligned "church's" image and attract new members by appearing less clandestine and more diverse. And the clergy that have adopted aspects of the Scientologists" outreach say they're simply making use of programs that work.
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