Scientology Controversies

Scientology Controversies

Since the Church of Scientology's inception in 1954, numerous Scientologists have been involved in scandals, at times serving prison sentences for crimes, such as those committed in Operation Snow White. When mainstream media outlets have reported alleged abuses, however, representatives of the church have tended to respond by counterattack, blaming the allegations on critics with an alleged agenda to misrepresent the organizations's intentions. Many critics have called into question several of the practices and policies that the Scientology organization has in place in regards to its dealings with its critics and detractors.

Read more about Scientology Controversies:  Copyright and Trademark Laws, "Attack The Attacker" Policy, Allegations of Criminality; Criminal Convictions of Members, Treatment of Members, The Legitimacy of Scientology As A Religion, Personality Tests, Treatment of Scientologists in Germany, Wikipedia Ban of CoS-owned Networks, Church of Scientology's Response To Criticism

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Scientology Controversies - Church of Scientology's Response To Criticism
... Scientology's response to accusations of criminal behavior has been twofold the church is under attack by an organized conspiracy, and each of the church's critics is hiding a private criminal past ... In the first instance, the Church of Scientology has repeatedly stated that it is engaged in an ongoing battle against a massive, worldwide conspiracy whose sole ... The church asserts that the core of the organized anti-Scientology movement is the psychiatric profession, in league with deprogrammers and certain government bodies (including elements within the FBI and ...