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MEDIA Links - NO DISCUSSION
This thread will house general media on the subject of Scientology. It is meant to be a resource and any posts that contain commentary or discussion will be removed.
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THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
As the worldwide spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology, Clearwater is viewed as a mecca to the thousands of Scientologists who come each year from all over the world to receive some of the highest levels of Scientology training. As the Church of Scientology has grown, so too has its presence and influence in downtown Clearwater, specifically, but also all of Tampa Bay.
The St. Petersburg Times has chronicled the church's presence and impact since its arrival in Clearwater in 1975.
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A Scientology battle like no other: Miscavige versus Miscavige
Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:32am
It says in Chapter 36 that the Church of Scientology is great for families.
Scientologists communicate more freely, raising "their capacity to love other people." Family bonds "strengthen dramatically." And church members "take deep pride in their record of resolving family problems and conflicts."
The words come from What is Scientology?, a volume the church first published in 1992 as it sought greater acceptance from a wary public.
Yet their promise has eluded the church's first family.
Scientology's 56-year-old leader, David Miscavige, and his 80-year-old father, Ron Miscavige, have been embroiled for months in an epic feud that has brought the family's dysfunction into public view. It also has exposed the church to questions about whether its core practices — costing thousands of dollars — live up to their claimed benefits when it comes to family.
The father, who brought his wife and kids into Scientology in 1969, now calls his son a tyrant who has turned the church into a bullying, paranoid, money grubbing enterprise that has ruined families, including his own, with its practice of "disconnection."
The son, through his church, says Ron Miscavige is a wife-beating, philandering, child-abusing "monster" who is lying to make money off the family name. His two sisters, residents of Clearwater, have taken his side, saying they never want to see their father again. And Ron Miscavige's other son, known in the family as Ronnie, has been pulled into the fray, accused by the sisters of sexually abusing them when they were children while their father looked the other way.
In May, Ron Miscavige released Ruthless, a tell-all book about how he found Scientology, saw his son soar to its peak, then escaped — disillusioned over the church's "off the rails" culture.
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