Stealth Scientology

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

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Stealth Scientology in the News

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December 9, 1995 Concerning clauses used for protection against possible infiltration attempts by the Scientology sect TAZ: Concerning clauses used for protection against possible infiltration attempts by the Scientology sect
October 7, 1995 Inside the Cult, by Alison Braund, a reporter for the British TV newsmagazine "Twenty Twenty". Braund describes her experience infiltrating and taking secret films inside a Scientology organization in England
April 10, 1995 Letters to the Editor: Scientology in the Workplace Letters to the Editor on the Wall Street Journal's coverage of the use of Scientology administrative practices, including L. Ron Hubbard's teachings that productivity is all-important; includes letters from Heber Jentzsch, President of Scientology, a Scientologist, two directors of cult information groups, and a former Allstate agent. Heber Jentzsch, Press, Scientology in the Workplace
April 9, 1995 Wary Allstate Agents Want Security Veteran agents are trying to unionize. They claim the insurance company's business strategy reflects certain teachings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard that stress higher sales at any cost. The company says some agents are simply unhappy with Allstate's new-found emphasis on competition and service. Press, Scientology in the Workplace, WISE
March 23, 1995 Allstate Says Training In Methods Of Scientology 'Wholly Unacceptable' Thousands of workers participated in seminars that taught them to disregard ethics in the quest for productivity. Allstate Corp. acknowledged that it hired a consultant who taught "unacceptable" Church of Scientology management principles to the insurance company's agents and supervisors between 1988 and 1992. More than two dozen agents have filed lawsuits or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints alleging fraud, harassment or discrimination by Allstate. Press, WISE
April 11, 1994 US Drug Program Being Peddled On Reserves A drug treatment program backed by a controversial church is trying to sell Alberta Natives addiction-cure services that medical experts have warned are unsafe and ineffective. As many as 10 Alberta reserves have been approached by Narconon, a U.S.-based program associated with the Church of Scientology. The program - which costs about $18,000 U.S. and prescribes daily saunas and megavitamin doses - has been rejected by a U.S. and state board of health because it "may endanger the physical or mental well-being of (its clients)." dangers of Scientology, Narconon, Press
March 31, 1991 An Unwelcome Proclamation Gov. Edgar's rescinding of "L. Ron Hubbard Day" two weeks after it was held makes many wonder what possessed the governor to declare a day for L. Ron Hubbard in the first place. Some might say that when it comes to "helping," the late Hubbard's Church of Scientology is a ripoff that helped itself to thousands of dollars members paid for so-called counseling sessions. Others say the organization is a cult. L. Ron Hubbard, 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: 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
April 15, 1990 Hubbard Hot-Author Status Called Illusion Scientology's orchestration of best sellers, say former Scientologists, is merely a public relations means to a larger end. The goal is to establish an identity for Hubbard other than as the founder of a controversial religious movement. His broadened appeal can then be used to recruit new members into the Church of Scientology. The church uses two businesses to peddle its books, Author Services Inc., a Hollywood literary agency, sells the rights to publish Hubbard's works to Bridge Publications Inc., a Los Angeles company. L. Ron Hubbard, Press