Tag: Narconon

Scientology’s ‘rehab’ target of federal lawsuits; +Religion Briefs

Narconon facilities are billed as a ‘drug rehab’ centers. But the organization’s approach is built on the quackery of fantasist L. Ron Hubbard, the dishonest man who saddled us with the Scientology cult. Small wonder then that Narconon is facing heaps of legal problems.

Are our bodies designed to connect with God?

Two serial killers in today’s edition: Charles Manson and David Berkowitz.

Religion News Briefs: Warren Jeffs, Fred Phelps, Catherine Schaible …

Jailed FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs is hospitalized. A mother convicted together with her husband for the faith healing death of their young son starts her prison sentence.

Also: Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church is near death (and was reportedly excommunicated from the hate group).

Plus: Pilgrims are drawn to a glowing Virgin Mary statue . And more….

Benny Hinn’s money machine * Narconon problems * Scientology’s money pit

Benny Hinn and his traveling money machine were in Pittsburgh. Here’s why you shouldn’t fall for the scheme.

Scientology and money also go hand in hand. By why exactly did they buy that building?

Speaking of Scientology: Like the cult itself , Narconon, a drug rehab organization that uses treatments based on L. Ron Hubbard’s quackery is sinking deeper into problems.

Jerusalem: Sadistic leader of polygamous cult convicted

The sadistic leader of a small cult based in Jerusalem has been found guilty of a range of crimes, including physically-, mentally-, and sexually abusing six women and dozens of children.

Micah Moore’s trial in the death of Bethany Deaton is scheduled for next March.

The Prosperity Gospel Scam finds lots of hopeful believers.

And more trouble for Narconon of Georgia.

Cult Clothes * Narconon * Stockholm Syndrome * Human Trafficking

Among today’s religion news briefs: a Canadian community tries to keep Scientology’s Narconon quacks from establishing a ‘drug rehab’ center.

A judge rules that a Jehovah’s Witness can be given blood if necessary.

Cult expert Steve Hassan talks with a representative of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, and with a survivor.

And read this before you donate clothes to Planet Aid.

Narconon Netherlands placed under enhanced supervision

Narconon Netherlands, part of the Scientology front group Narconon International, has been placed under enhanced supervision by the Health Care Inspectorate — a Dutch government agency — in the belief that the safety of Narconon’s patients is in question.

IGZ says the enhanced supervision is necessary in order to insure that Narconon will observe certain agreements.

Jedi Force is waning in Canada; and other religion news briefs

Jediism is losing followers in Canada, according to the latest census. Also: the arrival of religious immigrants has worked to offset the country’s growing secular population.

Scientology troubled front group Narconon now has the Oklahoma government looking over its shoulders.

Also: Vactican official says worshipping Santa Maria is blasphemy.