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What It's Like to Spend a Few Hours in the Church of Scientology - Pacific Standard

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:25

Pacific Standard

What It's Like to Spend a Few Hours in the Church of Scientology
Pacific Standard
I'll never forget my first experience with Scientology. It was 2006 in San Francisco, with my friend John. Back then, the faith's devoted followers were a common sight every time you exited the BART station—holding two hollow aluminum tubes, asking ...

Narconon: The Church of Scientology's secret answer to drug rehabilitation - International Business Times UK

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:20

International Business Times UK

Narconon: The Church of Scientology's secret answer to drug rehabilitation
International Business Times UK
But, unbeknown to most, the drug rehab programme is founded on the methods of the Church of Scientology. Narconon was formed in 1966 by Benitez, a devoted Scientologist who had served time for narcotics offences. After reading L Ron Hubbard's ...

John Travolta comforts Kirstie Alley as daughter Lillie, 20, mourns for fiance ... - Daily Mail

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:50

Daily Mail

John Travolta comforts Kirstie Alley as daughter Lillie, 20, mourns for fiance ...
Daily Mail
Lillie, 20, is so distraught that she has refused to leave her home except to attend a memorial service for 23-year-old Nick Trela at the Hollywood Scientology Center. Fellow Scientologist Trela was killed in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles last ...

Scientologists Ambush Former Member Outside Hollywood Studio - International Business Times

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:21

Scientologists Ambush Former Member Outside Hollywood Studio
International Business Times
A week after an ex-Scientologist videotaped a confrontation with current members outside the church's International Base near San Jacinto, California, another former member filmed a similar incident on Saturday. Marty Rathbun -- who was ambushed by ...

Church of Scientology in Russia faces expert evaluation, closure - RAPSI

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:41

RAPSI

Church of Scientology in Russia faces expert evaluation, closure
RAPSI
MOSCOW, December 15 (RAPSI) - Church of Scientology will be scrutinized by religion experts after the Russian Justice Ministry refused to register the statute of the Church of Scientology in Moscow, RAPSI learnt in Moscow's Izmailovsky District Court ...

Feds fund Scientology-backed detox program for vets in Annapolis - CapitalGazette.com

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 00:34

CapitalGazette.com

Feds fund Scientology-backed detox program for vets in Annapolis
CapitalGazette.com
A detoxification program in Annapolis supported by the Church of Scientology is treating veterans suffering from chronic Gulf War-related conditions. Treatments are funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through a $633,677 grant issued in September ...

Scientology scrubs Boston hotel HQ - Boston Herald

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:05

Boston Herald

Scientology scrubs Boston hotel HQ
Boston Herald
The Church of Scientology is putting the Hotel Alexandra on the market after deciding to pull the plug on its long-stalled plans of restoring the blighted South End landmark into its new Boston headquarters, church officials announced yesterday. Just ...
Church of Scientology putting Alexandra Hotel up for saleBoston Business Journal

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Church of Scientology putting Alexandra Hotel up for sale - Boston Business Journal

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:48

Church of Scientology putting Alexandra Hotel up for sale
Boston Business Journal
But the 42,000-square-foot Alexandra Hotel does not meet new construction requirements from the Church of Scientology International, which now requires a minimum of 50,000 square feet for its Boston congregation's headquarters, said Kevin Hall, ...

Children take the lead in Table 8's sublime 'Scientology Pageant' - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 19:03

Children take the lead in Table 8's sublime 'Scientology Pageant'
Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant Through December 20; Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Art Square Theatre, table8lv.com. There's something perversely funny about innocent-looking children saying adult things. This is ...

HBO developing Scientology Film 'Going Clear' - STACK News

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:52

HBO developing Scientology Film 'Going Clear'
STACK News
A controversial and explosive documentary, currently in the works at HBO, will expose secrets of the powerful, star-studded Church of Scientology. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright's 2013 book, Going Clear, the film was actually set up for ...

Sundance Courts Controversy with Films About Sexual Assault, Scientology ... - Breitbart News

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:24

Breitbart News

Sundance Courts Controversy with Films About Sexual Assault, Scientology ...
Breitbart News
This year's documentary lineup will also feature films that tackle a number of hot topics, including campus sexual assault in The Hunting Ground, the Church of Scientology in Going Clear, and Prophet's Prey, about a Mormon leader's justification of rape.
Sundance Premieres Include Ewan McGregor as Jesus, Plus Scientology, Viola ...ShowBiz411.com
Gibney's “Scientology,” Garbus's “Simone” set for SundanceRealscreen
Sundance: Premieres Lineup Courts ControversyHollywood Reporter
SFGate
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Ex-Scientologist Videotapes Ambush Near Church's Base - International Business Times

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:02

Ex-Scientologist Videotapes Ambush Near Church's Base
International Business Times
A former Scientologist shared a series of YouTube videos Tuesday showing a confrontation with current members outside the church's international headquarters in Gilman Springs, California. The compound is believed to house members of the church's Sea ...

HBO developing Scientology Film 'Going Clear' - STACK News

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:36

HBO developing Scientology Film 'Going Clear'
STACK News
A controversial and explosive documentary, currently in the works at HBO, will expose secrets of the powerful, star-studded Church of Scientology. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright's 2013 book, Going Clear, the film was actually set up for ...

Tom Cruise's Daughter Isabella Ditches Hollywood and Scientology to Work as a ... - Music Times

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 22:57

Music Times

Tom Cruise's Daughter Isabella Ditches Hollywood and Scientology to Work as a ...
Music Times
Tom Cruise seems like the kind of parent that would have a pretty clear career path picked out for each of his kids, doesn't he? Probably something rooted in Hollywood, and, of course, they would be as devoted to Scientology as he is, right? Well, in ...
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's Daughter Isabella Works as a Hairdresser ...International Business Times AU
Tom Cruise's Daughter Isabella Shuns Spotlight For Hairdressing JobYahoo Movies UK
Isabella Cruise, 'ditches Hollywood to work as a hairdresser in London'Daily Mail
Business Standard -Herald Sun
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Sundance Premieres Include Ewan McGregor as Jesus, Plus Scientology, Viola ... - ShowBiz411.com

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:49

ShowBiz411.com

Sundance Premieres Include Ewan McGregor as Jesus, Plus Scientology, Viola ...
ShowBiz411.com
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief / U.S.A. (Director: Alex Gibney) — Going Clear intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the ...
Sundance: Premieres Lineup Courts ControversyHollywood Reporter
Sundance Fest Reveals Documentary, Drama PremieresABC News
Film buying market expands into Sundance premieres sectionReuters

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Sundance 2015 lands Scientology, Kurt Cobain and campus rape documentary ... - HitFix

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:08

Sundance 2015 lands Scientology, Kurt Cobain and campus rape documentary ...
HitFix
It practically wouldn't be Sundance without a film from Alex Gibney and the Oscar winner is bringing "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," which focuses on eight former members of the Church of Scientology. [According to IMDB, Gibney has ...

Gingerbread House Brings Holiday Cheer to the Church of Scientology's Fort ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:52

Gingerbread House Brings Holiday Cheer to the Church of Scientology's Fort ...
PR Newswire (press release)
"Scientologists from all over the world will spend the holiday season at the Fort Harrison," said Church spokesperson Pat Harney. "The gingerbread house, 20-foot Christmas tree, and magnificent Christmas ornaments throughout the hotel make them feel at ...

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HBO's Church of Scientology Documentary Set to Piss Off a Lot of Celebs - Eurweb.com

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:45

Eurweb.com

HBO's Church of Scientology Documentary Set to Piss Off a Lot of Celebs
Eurweb.com
*Cue the lawyers and other supporters of the controversial Church of Scientology because some ish is about to go down! For one, when you start attacking people's faith base, well – 'dems fightin' words…and for another, HBO must have their dukes up ...

Is Actor Andrew Keegan's Religion The Next Scientology? - 2paragraphs.com

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:07

2paragraphs.com

Is Actor Andrew Keegan's Religion The Next Scientology?
2paragraphs.com
One guy named Stav dropped names including Keegan's 10 Things I Hate About You co-star Heath Ledger. Keegan isn't the first celeb to advocate a way of thinking/living/healing. He's no David Lynch (Transcendental Meditation) or Tom Cruise (Scientology) ...
Do You Want to Join a Cult?SodaHead News

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Tom Cruise is studying to be "co-leader" of Scientology. - NZ City

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:54

Channel 24

Tom Cruise is studying to be "co-leader" of Scientology.
NZ City
A source said: "He's been wearing his Freedom Medal of Valour [awarded for services to Scientology] and went to a special ceremony in his honour in London last month. "He's been studying to become an Operating Thetan level VIII which is the highest ...
Tom Cruise is studying to become a co-leader of his sci-fi cult religionChannel 24

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