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Scientologists vs. Anderson Cooper

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anderson Cooper has made himself a powerful enemy: the Church of Scientology. Back in March, Anderson Cooper devoted a week of his show, "Anderson Co...

It's Time to End the Church of Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status

Steven Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Hassan

American tax codes are wrongly benefiting and empowering the unethical, potentially illegal, and most assuredly uncharitable activities of an organization using "religion" as a cloak.

Scientology: A History of Violence and Apologizes for Battlefield Earth

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion
Harmon Leon

It's been a bad week for the cult of Scientology.

Scientology Missionaries Set Sail For Haiti, Commandeer Coast Guard Boat

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Harrington

Scientology missionaries set sail from Miami to Haiti today. They boarded a former US coast guard ship packed with 175 tons of supplies, including a...

Scientologists Try To Block Highly Critical Feature Film

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Church Of Scientology has expressed anger at a German TV film that is reported to be critical of the controversial organization. Germany's state ...

Alleged Abuses in Scientology Are Far From Unique

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Scientology. The name is a travesty of science. The reality is a burlesque of religion.

Evangelicals Throw Rocks at Haitian Religious Service

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Derrick

Evangelicals violently disrupted a traditional religious ceremony in the Cite Soleil slum, located just outside the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Conservative Blogger Sides With Church of Scientology Over Real World

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Daily Mail blogger Don Surber to the contrary, there are plenty of reasons for the St. Petersburg Times to be disinclined to cooperate with the Church of Scientology.

Scientologists In Haiti: Volunteers Doing More Harm Than Good?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Gawker spoke to an aid worker who traveled to Haiti in the same plane as a group of Scientologists. He wrote to the website detailing the group's inad...

Kirstie Alley Gets Into Twitter War With Local Blogger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local blogger Jeff Ramone got more than he bargained for last week when he replied to actress Kirstie Alley on Twitter--a tweet war that led to him be...

Tom Cruise Talks About Beating Disobedient Scientologists

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Leading Scientologists, and Cruise's lawyer have disputed the claim. And now, in this exclusive video, Tom Cruise himself discusses the explosive charges. Take a look.

Tom, Katie & Suri Attend Secret Scientology Party | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and daughter Suri reunited with John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston -- plus over 4000 other Scientologists -- at a massive p...

Australian Blames Scientology For Brother's Suicide

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — A man who blames the Church of Scientology for his brother's suicide added his voice Monday to calls for an Australia Sena...

Paul Haggis Renounces Scientology In Blistering Letter, Leaves The Church

AP | By JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- "Crash" director Paul Haggis has severed his ties with the Church of Scientology, in part because of what he alleged as the organization's...

Ex- Scientologists: Threat Of A Tom Cruise Beatdown Used Against Disobedient Members | Rush & Molloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Did Tom Cruise offer to personally "beat the living [bleep]" out of disobedient Scientologists? Cruise's lawyer and church spokesmen vigorously dispu...

Church Of Scientology Accused Of Torture And Forced Abortions In Australia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The church of Scientology has entered another international controversy this week as Nick Xenophon, an independent Australian politician, tabled a num...

Scientology Spokesman Storms Out Of Nightline Interview (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night ABC's Nightline aired a report on the Church of Scientology, and accusations made against the church's leader, David Miscavige, by ex-Scien...

The World's Worst: Five Years after the Asian Tsunami

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

The charities' performances ran from reasonably effective in localized areas to downright scandalous in their opportunism to raise money around the tsunami.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Will Smith Donates $70,000 To Scientology Groups

Showbiz 411 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, donated $70,000 to Scientology groups in 2008, according to a tax filing just obtained by this column. ...

Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise Inspire New Church Of Scientology Uniforms

Daily Mail | Katie Nicholl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Actress Katie Holmes is gearing up for her Holmes & Yang fashion launch in Los Angeles next month, but she has also influenced the designs for a new r...

John Travolta 'Forever' a Scientologist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

John Travolta's faith in Scientology remains firm. A July 25 report in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper claiming that Travolta, 55, had grown disench...

Church Of Scientology Leadership Accused Of Widespread Violence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The leader of the Church of Scientology struck his subordinates numerous times and set an example for physical violence among...

Wikipedia Bans Scientology From Site

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology and its members from editing its site after discovering that members of the church were editing article...

France: Church Of Scientology To Stand Trial For Organized Fraud

AP | PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The Church of Scientology could be dissolved in France if it is convicted in a trial that opened Monday in a Paris court, where the grou...