Scientology Woes Continue with Fines and Homophobia
Religion Dispatches 2nd Nov 09
http://religiondispatches.org/blog/reli ... w&cID=4365
Mentions the fraud trial in France, the Paul Haggis/homophobia flap, anonymous protesting etc, and summarises thus.....
Religious fraud is one of the most ancient pitfalls of faith. The Didache, one of the earliest ecclesiastical texts, warns the first Christian communities against itinerant prophets who demand money in the name of the Holy Spirit. The Church of Scientology has built a business and a religion on that kind entrepreneurial charlatanism. But their business model requires good PR, and good PR requires a tight lock on secrets. At the moment, Scientology doesn’t have many secrets left, and it’s beginning to feel the impact of that liberated information.