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Friday August 23, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
The wife of a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology has filed a lawsuit against the cult’s controlling entities, cult leader David Miscavige, and two men believed to be working on behalf of the ‘church’ in an effort to stop the cult from its lengthy harassment campaign against her and her husband.

A judge has issues a temporary restraining order against the cult, which is known for its unethical behavior.

Monday August 12, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
An Arizona religious family in search of a nation that does not interfere in religion finds the Twilight Zone. The rehabilitation of the Swastika. And where to get an immersion course in “anti-Americanism and Islam.”

Friday August 9, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
The Los Angeles Police Department says claims that the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige is missing are “unfounded.”

But the cult’s critics still want to know what has happened to Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since 2006.

Tuesday July 30, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Muslim author Reza Aslan misrepresents his scholarly credentials.

Sinead O’Connor’s unusual Gospel Music concert.

And the Scientology gang is unable to keep Leah Remini from thinking for herself

Friday July 19, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Can services at Scientology centers be considered worship?

Can you twitter your way to paradise?

Is it intolerant to object to an intolerant religion?

Friday June 28, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Are many self-described Christians in fact Pagan?

Representatives of the Church of Scientology reportedly asked Google to show only nice links whenever people search for ‘Scientology.’

Also: a pastor bilks a woman with dementia. And a church is ordered to pay $3.6 million to a woman assaulted by its former pastor.

Tuesday June 25, 2013
NarcononRNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
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.

Monday May 13, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
The severity of charges against a ‘Christian’ couple accused of starving their 13-year-old adopted daughter to death depends on whether they girl’s age can be verified.

Also: Once again, the Scientology cult has photoshopped one of its events to make it appear more people were there than bothered to show up.

Plus: declaring saints — Catholic Church vs. the Bible (We’ve got a winner).

Thursday May 9, 2013
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.

Saturday April 6, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
A Scientology front group, Social Betterment Properties International, has bought Larry Hagman’s estate. Here’s what those front group are all about.

Femen holds a bare-chested ‘Jihad’ in protest of calls for the stoning death of an activist in Tunesia.

Also: Children who are wards of the State of Oregon can be vaccinated despite their parents’ religious objections.

Rick Warren’s youngest son commits suicide.

NarcononRNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
In today’s Religion News Briefs, find out why an outfit that calls itself ‘Friends of Narconon’ is misusing the name of one of a former Narconon, Lucas Catton, in classic Scientology-on-the-attack fashion.

The Scientology front groups finds itself under increasing scrutiny and legal pressure.

Friday April 5, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Two former Narconon executives will expose the Scientology front group to daylight in a broadcast on NBC’s Rock Center.

Also: a panel of cult experts looks at the question, Are Cults a Hidden Epidemic?

Saturday March 23, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Three men who were sentenced to death for their part in the Aum Shinrikyo cult’s 1995 Sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway may be called to testify in the trial of fellow cult member Makoto Hirata.

Hirata faces trial for the fatal abduction and confinement of a notary clerk.

Also: ‘Hot Yoga’ guru Bikram Choudhury faces a sexual harassment lawsuit. Plus, more trouble for Narconon Arrowhead: Lawsuits allege its counselors traded sex for drugs.

Plus: Citizens of a polygamous cult’s town are being watched by surveillance cameras.

Friday March 22, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
Scientology Amsterdam is seen by the cult’s head office in Los Angeles as ‘a small and failing org,’ says Jenna Miscavige, niece of Scientology’s current cult leader, David Miscavige.

The Amsterdam base has faced rent arrears several times.

RNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
Some churches operate more like cults than religious orders, says a member of the advisory board for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

What definition of a cult he uses is not clear, but

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