front groups

Scientology falsely claims to have no control over its various front groups.

front groups in the News

Datesort icon Title Blurb Tags
October 16, 1992 Dentist Makes Schools Offer To Push Scientology Book A West End dentist is offering money to local schools to get children to read a book by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The national contest is sponsored by the Concerned Businessmen's Association of America, an organization that has been linked to Scientology. A 1990 Los Angeles Times article quoted Scientology publications as saying the book is "the bridge between society and Scientology." front groups, Press, Stealth Scientology
September 29, 1992 Alleged Scientology Link Prompts Suit A group hired to teach communication and time-management skills to employees of Applied Materials were apprently recruiters for the Church of Scientology, three former employees claim in a lawsuit. front groups, Press, Santa Clara, CA, Scientology in the Workplace
October 1, 1991 Scientology - A Dangerous Cult Goes Mainstream The Church of Scientology, started by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to "clear" people of unhappiness, portrays itself as a religion. In reality, the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner. At times during the past decade, revelations in the media and prosecutions against Scientology seemed to be curbing its menace. But now the group, which is trying to go mainstream, threatens to become insidious and pervasive than ever. Cynthia Kisser, David Miscavige, deaths, Dorothy Geary, front groups, L. Ron Hubbard, Margaret Singer, Noah Lottick, Press, Robert Geary, Scientology and Society, Vicki Aznaran
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Reaching into Society Scientologists are disseminating Hubbard's writings in public and private school classrooms across the U.S., businesses and business groups, and detox programs, using front groups that seldom publicize their Scientology connections. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Scientology and the Schools The Scientology movement has launched a concerted campaign to gain a foothold in the nation's schools by distributing to children millions of copies of a booklet Hubbard wrote on basic moral values. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Scientology and Science Scientologists are trying to win recognition for Hubbard's detox/purification program in scientific and medical circles. Physicians affiliated with the regimen have touted it as a major breakthrough, and a number of patients who have undergone the treatment say their health improved. But some health authorities dismiss Hubbard's program as a medical fraud that preys upon public fear of toxins. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Foundation Funds Provide Assist to Celebrated Teacher Escalante The Scientology movement's Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education has befriended one of America's most celebrated teachers, Jaime Escalante of Garfield High School. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
March 23, 1990 Mayors sign 'cult' petition; Leaders criticized for adding names to drug campaign Gloucester Mayor Harry Allen and Cumberland Mayor Brian Coburn are among "hundreds" of local opinion leaders who have signed an anti-drug petition sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Two years ago, the church offered "millions of dollars" to help drug addicts, the poor and the elderly if the Ontario government would drop criminal charges arising from a 1983 raid on the organization's downtown Toronto headquarters. The government refused. The church and 15 of its members were charged with the theft of photocopied government documents detailing church activities. front groups, Ottawa, Press
December 22, 1988 Dozens of Groups Operate Under Auspices of Church of Scientology Operating under auspices of the Church of Scientology are dozens of groups, many of them separate legal entities. Untangling Scientology's lines of organizations can be difficult; even the sect's own charts that have been used in court cases are complex. Here are some of Scientology's organizations. front groups, Press