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March 14, 2014 Scientology clergy force a mother to choose: son or daughter The Church of Scientology pressured Sara Goldberg for months to kick her son out of her life. She wouldn't do it. So the church put her on trial one night in a Scientology building in Clearwater. It was scary. Goldberg cried. She had been a devoted Scientologist for 36 years. Now her church was accusing her of committing a crime against Scientology — not "disconnecting'' from her renegade son. Clearwater, disconnection, Nick Lister, Press, Sara Goldberg
November 17, 2013 Stars come out for dedication of Scientology's 'Super Power' building in Clearwater Actors Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston joined a smaller than expected crowd of Scientologists on Sunday to dedicate what the church calls its most important project ever, its massive Flag Building. Church leader David Miscavige presided in a ceremony that lasted just eight minutes and was marked by a burst of confetti that rained down like golden tickets. His remarks couldn't be understood outside the church's perimeter. Celebrities in Scientology, Clearwater, David Miscavige, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Press, Tom Cruise
September 18, 2008 Scientology Link at Montessori School Alarms Parents Some parents are upset with a study method introduced by a Montessori school in northwest Toronto, which they say has its roots in the Church of Scientology. Parents said the owner of the Bambolino Montessori Academy, a private school, told parents last week that it was introducing a new learning method called applied scholastics. Parents weren't given a choice when the dean told them they'd be implementing the study technique. front groups, Press, Stealth Scientology, Toronto
August 13, 2008 As Scientology Expands, So Do Its Naysayers Anonymous protestors in Seattle call attention to Scientology's space opera teachings, tax exempt status, and Fair Game policy. pickets, Press, Scientology and Society, Seattle
August 12, 2008 Church's Anti-Medication Stance Sparks Opposition One of Scientology's Illinois protestors is motivated by Scientology's opposition to psychiatry - and treatment that's reduced his suffering. obstructing psychiatry, pickets, Press
August 6, 2008 Anonymous Returns, Scientology Responds Cringely outlines Scientology's long history of harassing journalists and critics. harassment, pickets, Press, Scientology and Society, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
July 15, 2008 SPY VS. SCI: The Latest Scientology Protest Anonymous protests Scientology in Portland, Oregon to raise awareness about the dirty tricks of Scientology's Guardian Office and Scientology's criminal Snow White conspiracy. Guardian Office, pickets, Portland, OR, Press
June 30, 2008 Anti-Scientology Group On Attack The anti-Scientology group known as Anonymous says its July 12 "Spy vs. Sci" plans to demonstrate in "cities all around the world." Anonymous members - who include former Scientologists - are focusing on alleged "abuses" of the church's intelligence agency, known as the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). The group charges that critics are "targeted, harassed, threatened and intimidated in an attempt to silence or punish them." Guardian Office, New York, pickets, Press
June 20, 2008 Scientology: The Anonymous Protestors An Anonymous protest in London targeted Scientology's elite Sea Org - a pseudo-paramilitary group that used to own a ship. "We are not targeting the beliefs, but the Church. Why does it take people's money? Why does it split people from their families? It is a dangerous cult." London, pickets, Press, Scientology and Society
January 9, 2008 Gatecrasher: Will Power Boosts Scientology Will Smith has joined the ranks of Hollywood power players actively recruiting for the Church of Scientology. Big stars traditionally distribute "wrap presents" to crew members after completing a film. His recent gift after wrapping next summer's comedy "Hancock" was a card good for a personality test at your local Scientology center. Press, Will Smith

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May 12, 2006 Polish Scientologists Ordered to Remove Tents When Scientology erected tents in Warsaw's city center to attract new members, city officials ordered them taken down. Press
September 30, 1996 Patrice Vic Trial Begins - Scientology Executive Charged with Manslaughter Trial begins in the death of Patrice Vic. Scientology executive Jean-Jacques Mazier is charged with manslaughter, and 22 other Scientologists also face charges. crimes, deaths, France, Patrice Vic, Press