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Collection of articles from The Watchman Expositor.
Cult church censured on drug ads
The Advertising Standards Authority found that the Scientology poster's claim of "salvaging" drug users included prescription medication, occasional social drinking and environmental toxins as "drug use." [Guardian]
eBay E-Meter Auctions Yanked
Although anyone can buy an e-meter, eBay has yanked auctions of e-meters after the Church of Scientology claimed that copyright protection applies to the devices under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. [Slashdot]
France puts Scientology sect on trial
The Church of Scientology has been charged with abuse of civil liberties and attempted fraud, in the first French court case against the organisation rather than its individual members. [The Guardian]
Going Clear
The HBO documentary film Going Clear profiles former Scientology members. Featuring videos, images, interviews, resources and schedule information.
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Actress and former Scientologist in a series on A&E TV about those who have left the group. Includes full episodes online.
The Secrets of Scientology
Documentary that aired on BBCPanorama in 2010 including interviews with former scientologists.
The Shrinking World of L. Ron Hubbard
A 1967 documentary where Hubbard was interviewed by an outside news crew.
The Truth Rundown
Special report. Series of investigative articles about the Church of Scientology. Includes videos, responses from the Church, links to more recent related articles. [Tampa Bay Times]
Xenu TV
Video clips and commentary critical of Scientology.
The Massive List of Celebrities That Departed Scientology
Article details many celebrities who have left Scientology. (August 11, 2013)
Scientology, Tom Cruise, and Katie Holmes: What Katie Didn’t Know
The story from Vanity Fair of Scientology's involvement with Tom Cruise's marriage partners. (October 01, 2012)
His Town
Marty Rathbun, a former Scientologist, was unwillingly filmed by a group called the Squirrel Busters. (February 01, 2012)
The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology
Profile of a longtime Hollywood Scientologist who left the Church, convinced that its leaders were lying. [The New Yorker] (February 14, 2011)
Scientologist drug claim on poster is censured
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against the Church of Scientology. The ASA ruled that Scientology had not proven its claim to have rescued hundreds of thousands of drug addicts. [Daily Telegraph] (March 27, 2003)
Turning people into slaves according to the Russian constitution
Editorial. In France, in Germany, in the United States, the Church of Scientology has been recognized as a dangerous sect. In dismissing the Justice Ministry's suit, the court has said, in effect, that slavery is perfectly legal in Russia. [Pravda.ru] (July 20, 2002)
Google Begins Making DMCA Takedowns Public
Search engine Google is posting "takedown" letters from lawyers wielding the DMCA. The move is thought to be a response to criticism of their censoring xenu.net at the behest of Scientology. [Linux Journal] (April 12, 2002)
A Night of Engrams and Clears
Journalist who was invited to a birthday bash for L. Ron Hubbard, then disinvited, decides to go anyway, and reports on the long Scientologist pep rally. [Salon.com] (April 03, 2002)
Scientologists gag Google
Search engine Google caved in to demands from the "Church" of Scientology that it delete URLs pointing to a site critical of the cult. [The Register] (March 22, 2002)
Google Relists Operation Clambake
After a furor over Google's removal of xenu.net from its database, the search engine relisted it--but only the main page. The other pages named in Scientology's DMCA complaint are still banned from Google. [Slashdot] (March 21, 2002)
Scientology Uses DMCA to Delist Critic's Website
The Church of Scientology used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to strong-arm search engine Google into removing several pages of anti-Scientology site xenu.net from search results and directory. [Slashdot] (March 21, 2002)
"Mental Health" Hotline a Blind Lead
A toll-free number which appeared for several hours on Fox News in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon offered "mental health assistance." Viewers were not told that the phone number was a Church of Scientology call center. [St. Petersburg Times] (September 15, 2001)
Scientology Doctor Faces Suspension
Judge rules that Dr. David Minkoff illegally prescribed Valium and chloral hydrate to Lisa McPherson at the behest of fellow Scientologists, and recommends a $10,000 fine and one-year license suspension. [Tampa Tribune] (July 25, 2001)
Unfair Game: Scientologists Get Their Man
Feature story concentrates on Keith Henson's misdemeanor conviction for picketing Scientology, and airs the belief that the Church of Scientology considers critics and ex-members to be "fair game" for harassment and injury. [L.A. Weekly] (June 22, 2001)
Church Behavior?
Editorial. In the Jesse Prince case, the Church of Scientology proved once again just how far it would go to investigate, smear, intimidate, and--if possible--destroy critics. [St. Petersburg Times] (May 26, 2001)
Testimony: Church of Scientology spurred critic's arrest
Private detectives employed by Scientology law firm Moxon and Kobrin trailed critic Jesse Prince for months before succeeding in getting him arrested. [Tampa Tribune] (May 23, 2001)
Scientology link to drug case keeps jurors from reaching verdict
Jurors in a misdemeanor case against Jesse Prince, a critic of the Church of Scientology, were unable to reach a verdict after some on the panel suspected the church had set him up. The vote was deadlocked at 4-2 in favor of acquittal. [Associated Press] (May 21, 2001)
Slashdot caves in to Scientology loonies
Geek paradise Slashdot has taken the unprecedented step of removing a post which contained text allegedly copyrighted by the "Church" of Scientology, after receiving threats from Hubbard Space Command shysters citing the dreaded Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). [The Register] (March 17, 2001)
Scientologists Force Comment Off Slashdot
The Church of Scientology alleged that an anonymous comment violated their copyright. Under the terms of the DMCA, Slashdot was forced to remove the offending post--but listed links to many anti-Scientology sites. Readers responded with more than 1500 comments. [Slashdot] (March 16, 2001)
Leaving the Fold
Third-generation Scientologist, disillusioned, broke away from the Church of Scientology. In turn, they declared her father a "suppressive person" and tried to paint her as an extortionist. [San Francisco Chronicle] (February 12, 2001)
Scientologist Web site rips off urban75.com
The self-styled addiction "experts" at Scientology front group Narconon stole graphics, navigation, stylesheets, layout, code, everything, from a popular rave web site. . . and added a rat-on-your-friends form. [The Register] (January 22, 2001)
FRG on W2K: No CoS
Readers discuss Microsoft's decision to provide instructions to Germans on how to remove defrag from Win2K because the software developer's CEO is a Scientologist. The security risk is no joke. [Slashdot] (November 05, 2000)
German Visitor Takes on Scientology
German official Ursula Caberta reports that in her country, Scientology is viewed as "a new kind of political extremism." [St. Petersburg Times] (July 26, 2000)
Scientologists Buy Red Cross Building
The Church of Scientology has completed the latest in a series of land purchases that will help clear the way for its downtown expansion project. [St. Petersburg Times] (December 29, 1999)
Virtual Book Burning
Amazon's snap decision to ban two books in the face of legal threats seemingly contradicts the high-minded free-speech ideals the company often spouts. [Wired] (September 01, 1999)
Amazon reverses decision on book ban
Company says original ban not a mistake but thanks Netizens for feedback. [ZDNet News] (May 21, 1999)
Amazon to restore Scientology title
Responding to customer criticism, Amazon.com said it will restore a book critical of Scientology to its list of available titles. [CNET News.com] (May 20, 1999)
Public Service Ads Banned from Buses
The transit authority limits ads to "commercial transactions" after anti-Scientology messages draw church protest. [St. Petersburg Times] (February 25, 1999)
PSTA Aims to Avoid Ad Flap
The transit agency is examining its policies after anti-Scientology ads were posted on county buses in December, sparking a legal debate. [St. Petersburg Times] (January 28, 1999)
Picket Fencing
Profile of Jeff Jacobsen, a critic of Scientology. [Phoenix New Times] (January 21, 1999)
The Church of Scientology
Tom Jarriel talks with both insiders and critics, but Scientology comes off looking very bad. Transcript. [ABC 20/20] (December 20, 1998)
High Profile Couple Never Pairs Church and State
Greta Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, rub shoulders with notables in the nation's capital, they involve themselves in controversial legal cases, they like Florida living. But you rarely hear them speak of their religion, Scientology. [St. Petersburg Times] (December 13, 1998)
Church's Complaints Take Buses off Road
Scientologists say side panels on the buses carried ads attacking their church, violating state law. [St. Petersburg Times] (December 09, 1998)
The Man Behind Scientology
David Miscavige, the seldom-seen leader of the church, comes forth in his first newspaper interview to talk of a more peaceful time for Scientology. [St. Petersburg Times] (October 25, 1998)
Scientologists in trademark disputes
Church of Scientology International threatens to sue two sites critical of it, on grounds of alleged trademark and copyright violations. [CNET news.com] (January 29, 1998)
Hush-Hush Money
An anti-Scientology activist claims that the church made him an offer he had to refuse: $12 million. [Westword] (August 14, 1997)
Nightmare on the Net
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology. [Westword] (March 06, 1997)
Scientology's "Holocaust"
Is Hollywood on the wrong side in Germany's "Church" vs. state furor? [Salon.com] (February 25, 1997)
BU's Scientology Connection
Earle Cooley is chairman of Boston University's board of trustees. He's also made a career out of keeping L. Ron Hubbard's secrets, by raiding critics and suing journalists. [Boston Phoenix] (April 19, 1996)
Stalking the Net
In the online brawl over Scientology, Internet users discover that virtual reality bites back. [Westword] (October 04, 1995)
See You in Court
Ron Hubbard was dead but the Scientologists were still out to make their mark on the world. Starting with unauthorized biographer Russell Miller. [Punch] (February 19, 1988)

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