This is our archive of news items tagged Scientology
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within the headlines or descriptive text.
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…. [Read more...]
The so-called Church of Scientology is based on the fantasies and unethical ideas of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
His ‘Disconnection’ policy — in which friends and families are ruthlessly ripped apart — is a huge embarrassment for the cult. [Read more...]
The ‘Church’ of Scientology, among other things known for tearing relationships apart, is delighted that two of its members in the UK have finally been able to marry in one of the cult’s ‘chapels.’
We also highlight a couple of other cases in which human rights and religious freedom interact. [Read more...]
Inside this issue of Religion News Briefs: items on Scientology, the International Cultic Studies Association, the Plymouth Brethren (which you know as the Exclusive Brethren), and more.
Also: the Book of Mormon vs DNA. And Saudi Arabia’s religious police. As always we include a modicum of opinion, as well as links to research resources. [Read more...]
Scientology Amsterdam, reportedly considered a ‘small and falining org’, has received financial help from the mother church in America in order to purchase a building destined to become an ‘Ideal Org.’
Ideal Orgs are seemingly designed to convey a sense of success and respectability — an uphill battle doomed to fail. [Read more...]
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...]