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Scientology quacks urged veto of Texas mental health bill.
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Why a Wheaton chaplaincy staffer quit the evangelical college: same-sex celibacy and the church.
the US Bishops’ Sexual Abuse Charter faces challenges.
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.
Parents in Asher, Oklahoma are concerned about the fact that controversial Scientology front group Narconon made a presentation — and handed out literature — at a local school.
Narconon Arrowhead currently is the target of three wrongful death lawsuits. Last week, Gary Smith, the chief executive officer of Narconon Arrowhead, and several of the center’s employees had their drug counseling certifications revoked.
Gary Smith, the chief executive officer of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma, and several of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center’s employees have had their drug counseling certifications revoked. Karla Taylor, President of the National Association of Forensic Counselors, can not say why the licenses have been revoked. But Gary Richardson, an attorney for families whose loves ones died at Narconon Arrowhead, says he is not surprised that the licenses have been revoked. He tells Oklahoma’s KOTV “They say 76 percent success rate, when there is no way, and when they get into the way they calculate that, then you get
Religious intolerance is growing in Indonesia Indonesia’s positive image of a country where different communities and cultures interact peacefully with each other contrasts heavily with the reality of the past 10 years, reports the Deutsche Welle. Many of the country’s Christians fear for their lives, as there has been an increase in attacks on religious minorities in recent years. It’s not just Christians who are under attack in the Muslim-dominated country. Extremists from Indonesia’s 200 million Sunni Muslims have also been attacking the country’s Muslim minority sects, including the estimated 100,000 Shiites and 400,000 Ahmadiyyas. The Deutsche Welle says, “according
Belgium’s federal public prosecutors have decided to prosecute the Church of Scientology in Belgium and several of its high-ranking members.
The charges include extortion, fraud, illegal practice of medicine and violations of privacy legislation.
The parents of a 21-year-old Texas woman who died this spring after spending two days at an Oklahoma rehab facility rooted in Scientology filed a lawsuit against the organization Thursday, court records show.
Meanwhile a former Narconon employee has launched a protest of the facility.
Today: Authorities probe deaths at Scientology-related Narconon facility; The great grandson of Scientology cult founder L. Ron Hubbard explains why he considers Hubbard to be a conman.
Also: Four in 10 Muslim congregations in Sweden are exposed to criminal attacks of various kinds; Cult expert Steve Hassan’s new book; and ‘evangelical’ Rich Mouw is still trying to whitewash the Mormon Church.
Kevin Hague, drugs spokesman for New Zealand’s Green Party, has alleged in Parliament that the Church of Scientology is using tax-payer money to promote an anti-psychiatry agenda and messages against medication used to treat mental illness through charities disguised as social service organisations.
Through its front groups the cult wages an extended hate campaign against psychiatry and psychiatrists.
Charges against Janice Meyer accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse have been dropped in a Sydney court.
Meyer, who also uses the name Jan Eastgate, heads Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a Scientology front group that wages an ongoing hate campaign against psychiatry and psychiatrists.