Stealth Scientology

Scientology sneaks into society surreptitiously, under a number of guises - front groups, business consulting firms, and outright infiltration.

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January 19, 2007 Rethinking Rehab: Treatment for Prisoners Draws Fire Over Scientology Second Chance is one of the country's most unusual alternatives to the nation's prison systems, founded by Scientologist and former real-estate developer Rick Pendery. Even before it opened its doors to inmates last September, Second Chance and its unconventional methods had ignited a controversy in New Mexico's legal community. Judge Lang says he is "highly suspicious" of the program. "If it is connected to Scientology, just say so," he says. Second Chance officials and a spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology say there are no ties. Criminon, Press, taxes
January 12, 2007 Labour Given Thousands By Scientology Charity The Labour Party received thousands of pounds from an offshoot of Scientology, the Evening Standard reveals today. The decision to accept money from a charity linked to the controversial cult was taken at the highest level by members of the National Executive Committee. They allowed the charity, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), to take a stall at the party's annual conference in Manchester. Criminon, England, Narconon, Press
April 7, 2000 Scientology Increasing Activities - Looking At Driving Schools With massive financial support and personnel from the USA, the Scientologists are again increasingly active in Hamburg. It is primarily the organization's intelligence service, the "Office of Special Affairs (OSA)" which has significantly increased its activity in recent times, reports Ursula Caberta. It is reported that organization opponents are being increasingly spied and eavesdropped upon and harassed. After they have been partly squeezed out of the real estate business, the Scientologists in Hamburg currently have their sights set on driving schools, among other things, according to Caberta. Germany, Press, Scientology in the Workplace
April 13, 1999 School Panel Rejects Anti-Drug Program A Pinellas school district committee has refused to allow students to hear an anti-drug program based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The program is a product of Narconon International. Presentations included Scientology's tone scale and required giving thanks to L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon, Press
March 23, 1999 Anti-Cult Group Must Pay Award The people involved in the Supreme Court case still say they are in a group called CAN, but a Scientologist has bought legal rights to the name. The group that sprung from that purchase "espouses the exact opposite views of what the old CAN used to espouse," said Paul Lawrence, appellate attorney for the old group. front groups, Kendrick Moxon, Press
April 1, 1998 Legislators Press Yeltsin over Premier Russia's leftwing-dominated parliament threatened to block the nomination of Sergei Kiriyenko as prime minister unless the government agreed to consult it. They demanded that Boris Yeltsin meet the legislature's chiefs to discuss Kiriyenko, whose nomination was a surprise, The nomination could be complicated by revelations that he attended Scientology seminars. Press
March 5, 1998 Boston Herald: Scientology Group Reaches Kids through PBS Videos More than 30 million American schoolchildren have watched PBS-TV math videos made by a Los Angeles-based foundation with intimate ties to the controversial Church of Scientology. Press
March 3, 1998 Boston Herald: Scientology Reaches into Schools through Narconon An organization with ties to the Church of Scientology is recruiting New England schoolchildren for what critics say is an unproven — and possibly dangerous — anti-drug program. And the group — Narconon Inc. of Everett — is being paid with taxpayer dollars without disclosing its Scientology connections. Boston, MA, Narconon, Press
March 2, 1998 Boston Herald: Church Keys Programs to Recruit Blacks The Church of Scientology has targeted black families in Massachusetts with a learn-to-read program that critics say is just a rehash of old methods that leans heavily on the church's religious teachings. Critics and former members say the program - the World Literacy Crusade - is part of a nationwide effort by the church to entice blacks into Scientology and then convince them to take other, expensive programs. Boston, MA, front groups, Isaac Hayes, Press
March 2, 1998 Boston Herald: Milton School Shades Ties to Scientology A Church of Scientology school in Milton is enrolling large numbers of children from middle-class and professional black families in what critics say is part of the church's nationwide plan to recruit minorities. Officials at Delphi Academy do not tell parents that the school is part of the Church of Scientology, and that they are trying to recruit blacks for Scientology's costly programs. Boston, MA, front groups, Press