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October 11, 2005 Religion Goes Retail At least some shoppers don't realize the connection with Scientology. Muriel Bryant, an Orlando resident who visited University Mall on Friday, said a kiosk worker never mentioned the church during a 10-minute discussion about Dianetics and stress. Had she known Scientology was involved, Bryant probably wouldn't have stopped at the kiosk, said Bryant, who described herself as a nondenominational Christian. Press, Tampa, FL
October 10, 2005 How Did Katie Keep Her Secret So Long? Although her conversion to Cruise's religion Scientology means she will not be allowed painkilling drugs and must remain silent throughout the birth, Miss Holmes is said to be 'excited' at the prospect of starting a family with the actor, who has never fathered a child before. Katie Holmes, Press, Tom Cruise
October 9, 2005 Sects Before Marriage Is Wrong, Katie Katie seems so young and vulnerable. I wonder if she is worldly enough to satisfy a man so experienced and powerful. I mean, you can only do so much "nice and sweet" before you have to tell him who's really boss. If this relationship is to have a chance she should start as she means to go on and tell him where he can stick all that rubbish about drug-free labour and silent childbirth. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 Katie Facing Cult's 'Silent Birth' Katie Holmes will have to suffer in silence while having Tom Cruise's baby under the weird rules of Scientology. Batman actress Katie, 26, announced she is expecting and is known to be taking lessons in the cult, which fiance Tom follows devotedly. The controversial organisation believes pregnant women must remain silent during childbirth and shun painkilling drugs. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 Tom and Katie Expecting Even by Hollywood's skewed standards, the birth of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby is set to be decidedly odd. When Holmes is wheeled into the delivery room, she will be under strict instructions not to cry or scream out, no matter how painful her labour. She has agreed to convert to her fiance's Church of Scientology, which insists on "silent births" to avoid traumatising newborn babies. And that is only the start of the sect's unique take on how to bring up children. Astra Woodcraft, Jessica Rodriguez, Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 The Face: Katie Holmes There is speculation about the extent to which Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, has embraced Scientology, for which Cruise is an evangelist. She has reportedly said that Scientology allows her to continue as a practising Catholic but she has been learning about the sect and has allegedly had a "Scientologist chaperone" with her during interviews. Fans who fear that she doesn't know what she's getting into have set up a "free Katie" website. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 6, 2005 Quit Yellin', It's Only Childbirth Katie Holmes' mission impossible will be giving birth without painkillers - or screaming. That's because her fiance, "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist. Practitioners of Scientology are against drugs but insist on "silent birth" because they believe it's traumatic for babies to hear their mothers groan or cry. John Travolta, Katie Holmes, Kelly Preston, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 2, 2005 NY Post: Scientology Sex Assault Nightmare The New York Post reports that Scientology auditor and course supervisor Gabriel Williams repeatedly raped a 16-year-old Scientologist who had been ordered to live with Williams while she worked at Scientology's Mountain View org. crimes, Press
October 1, 2005 District Scrambles to Ensure Human Rights Event Is Religion-Free Los Angeles city school officials were caught off guard this week by the Church of Scientology's role in an upcoming event at a South Los Angeles high school, which, while not illegal, is considered unusual. The event was organized by Youth for Human Rights International - a group with close ties to the Church of Scientology. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Stealth Scientology, Youth for Human Rights International
May 29, 2005 Los Angeles Times: Scientologists Reach Behind Bars with Criminon Hundreds of inmates at one of California's highest-security prisons, where a fourth are mentally ill and most are serving time for violent crimes, have participated in a rehabilitation program affiliated with the Church of Scientology, which rejects traditional mental health care. front groups, Press

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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