(AP) — A former employee of a Wyoming occupational therapy office alleges the owner of the business made her take Scientology courses as a condition of her employment.
(USA Today) — After years of being skewered by programs like "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath," the controversial church with a celebrity following is taking to TV to tell its own truth.
(VARIETY via REUTERS) Scientology officials say the network should have cancelled a series about Scientology because some people interviewed had been paid for their participation.
Former King of Queens star Leah Remini is one of Scientology's most famous defectors. On the TV show 20/20, she explained what drove her to give up the only religion she's known since she was 5.
(RNS) Reba Riley, a "former Evangelical Poster Child," describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (RNS) Will HBO's scathing documentary of Scientology, which airs March 29, prompt the secretive, litigious church to change? Don't bet on it.
Write something they don't like, and wait.
"Going Clear" is an excellent documentary about Scientology that Scientologists would pay for you not to see.
(RNS) The film is reportedly based on the book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright.
(RNS) The problem confronting many Wikipedia editors is that religion elicits passion -- and often, more than a little vitriol as believers and critics spar over facts, sources and context.
How much do you know about Santeria, Scientology, or Satanism? Atheist author Dr. Karen Stollznow tells RNS why all people, religious and nonreligious alike, need to learn about minority religions.
(RNS) Jesus, Paul, food, charity, and prayer were just some of the areas examined in this year's crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Here's our list of the year's most interesting religion books, numbered but not ranked.
Atheists face the death penalty in 13 countries. Britain’s high court recognizes Scientology weddings. And a federal judge declares Utah’s anti-polygamy law unconstitutional. Xenu now pronounces you husband and wives.
Religious freedom lies at the heart of both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Saudi Arabia bans the “exotic practice” of free hugs. And Festivus takes a back seat to Khallowistmas, December’s hottest new holiday (invented by yours truly).
Professor Stuart Wright has studied new and nontraditional religious movements (NRMs) for more than 30 years. Since the 1990s, he’s documented a surge in state raids on these groups. What’s going on?
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