This is our archive of news items tagged Scientology.

 memo You'll find articles about that subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.

Scientology take-down * Memo to Evangelicals: stop the rhetoric * More…

Newspapers 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...]

Why people boycott artists who support Scientology

Religion News Blog 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’s money machine * Narconon problems * Scientology’s money pit

Benny Hinn Money 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...]

Cult Clothes * Narconon * Stockholm Syndrome * Human Trafficking

No Narconon 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. [Read more...]

Scientology cult entities, leader sued over harassment

Restraining order against Church of Scientology 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. [Read more...]