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Petition on White House website asks for investigation of Scientologists

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A petition on the White House’s official website, calls for an investigation into the Church of Scientology. The petition in calls for: WHEREAS, the FBI has 300+ recent complaints of Scientology crimes and atrocities — human trafficking, forced abortions and […]

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Australian rugby player blasts Scientologists in print and TV interviews

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Negative press coverage continues for the Church of Scientology as an Australian rugby figure has denounced the church’s practices. “A former rugby league star has attacked the head of the church of Scientology, David Miscavige, describing him as a ‘violent […]

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Australian officials: Scientologists violated slavery laws

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Australian TV reports that the national Fair Work Ombudsman is alleging the Church of Scientology is guilty of false imprisonment of members and forced labor violating Australian slavery laws. The Ombudsman’s preliminary report found some Scientology workers paid as little as […]

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Australia may force Scientologists church into bankruptcy

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The Australian government may force the Church of Scientology there to pay millions in past salaries to former members who say they were forced to work for free. The move came after Australian labor officials received confidential statements from several […]

Village Voice: Scientology internal document says special office will “handle” key critic

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“A nice little tidbit for the evening here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology,” writes Tony Ortega of New York City’s the Village Voice. Ortega has been running a regular feature “The 25 […]

Village Voice: Tape proves Church of Scientology has lied about shunning pariahs

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The Village Voice has obtained an audiotape secretly recorded in December 2009 at a meeting between Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis and a man named Shane Clark — which has Davis threatening to declare Clark a shunned “suppressive person.” As such, […]

New Zealand TV: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony split is over Scientology

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have split after failing to “see eye-to-eye” on Scientology, according to New Zealand’s TVNZ television. It was Lopez who pulled the plug on their seven-year marriage to the singer last month, according to TVNZ. She “was reportedly hoping […]

Scientologists ditch plans for Scottish shopping mall recruiting

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The Church of Scientology has backed down from its plan to set up a recruiting stall at a shopping center in Leith, Scotland. The group had applied for a street traders’ license for a booth in the New Kirkgate Centre, reports Sue Gyford for the […]

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