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The Church Of Scientology responds To Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology

07/25/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Last Monday on this program we featured an interview with Janet Reitman, author of a new book called Inside Scientology. Reitman describes the book as the first objective book on Scientology. It describes a church with fewer members than what church officials proclaim. It describes an autocratic ruler in charge of the church-David Miscavage who is allegedly obsessed with money, the sexual lives of his parishioners and who has occasionally been violent toward to staffers. The church is describ...


Janet Reitman: author of Inside Scientology (The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion)

07/18/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Scientology, a religion founded by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard describes itself as the world’s fastest growing religion. The Church of Scientology is a significant player locally—owning significant amounts of real estate in Clearwater and Ybor City.

For years the church has been embroiled in scandal. Some describe it as a cult. But faithful Scientologists say the church has helped them. The Church has been embroiled in m...

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The St. Petersburg Times Investigative Report on Scientology's Management

07/01/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today on Radioactivity we'll hear from the two St. Petersburg Times reporters who wrote a recent series of stories on alleged wrongdoing at the highest levels of the church. But first a short interview with a homeless woman from Tampa who lives in her car. She has an income- high enough to purchase a small home- but because she has no permanent address she's been unable to start the process of applying for a mortgage. Here's Sandy DeVita who is a former social worker from New York C...

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Group rallies against Scientology listen

02/11/08 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The group Anonymous, an organization publicly against the Church of Scientology, protested on Sunday outside the church’s Clearwater headquarters.

The rally was one of several organized by the group against Scientology around the country and the world on Sunday. In downtown Clearwater, outside of the Church of Scientology's spiritual headquarters, more than 200 members of Anonymous marched in three groups along Fort Harrison Avenue.

Most of those participating in the march wore bandanas...

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