This is our archive of news items tagged Scientology
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You won’t believe what most nativity scenes in the Spanish district of Catalonia include — and this year around there’s a controversy to boot.
Some children have been confronted with ads for Scientology displayed on a games website.
And the controversial televangelist who, together with his wife, was the face of the world’s largest ‘Christian’ television network, has died. [Read more...]
A french bishop has acknowledged the issue of spiritual abuse in religious communities. Also: the Scientology cult has removed an illegal sign from a temporary building, but makes no promises.
Self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Brown, who notoriously claimed Amanda Berry was dead, has died.
Plus: Saudi Arabia’s religious police demonstrate the effects of religious insanity. [Read more...]
Why would a Zimbabwean prophet claim he can raise the dead? We provide some context to the story.
13-year-old Hana Williams was beaten and starved to death by deeply religious parents. It could happens to others as well.
Also: fake Christian weddings are popular in Japan. If you pollute the environment, forget about communion.
Plus: Christians and tattoos [Read more...]
L. Ron Hubbard foresaw a day when followers of his fantasy religion would create a new world. The cult is almost ready to take on that challenge.
Propeties belonging to imprisoned cult leader Tony Alamo will be sold in order to pay two of his former victims. And like Alamo, cult leader Warren Jeffs still controls his followers from behind bars.
Also: The Child-Friendly Faith Project is holding a conference on child abuse occurring in faith communities and cultural groups.
Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her involvement in a cult. [Read more...]
The City of Clearwater, which at one point was target for a take-over plot by the Church of Scientology, has told the cult to remove a massive sign from a temporary building.
Has the NSA violated the former pope’s privacy? Also, from our ‘You Call That Religion Reporting?’ file: the story about an ultra-conservative rabbi’s comments regarding soy products was not true.
Plus: a prominent evangelical leader says evangelicals should change tactics when it comes to their involvement in politics and the culture wars. [Read more...]
Religious freedom is good and well, but who wants to support artists who donate to the Scientology cult?
Speaking of which: Actress Leah Remini, who recently left Scientology, will give a deposition in a Scientology harassment lawsuit.
Plus: information about the International Cultic Studies Association, and… don’t shoot at Jehovah’s Witnesses [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]