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Sunday World 12th July, 2009



BULLS**T



Cult church gets the boot after setting up stall at farmers' fair



THE wacky Church of Scientology have been attempting to dupe farmers

into parting with their hard-earned cash after setting up a stall at a

small country show.



Organisers of the Balieboro Agricultural Show were stunned when they

realised that a team from 'Dianetics' who hired a spot at their annual

event were in fact… Continue

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Sunday World 5th July 2009

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Mindbenders Conference 2007

From the conference brief:

All of us are being influenced, either consciously or unconsciously and we often popularly say about someone whose behaviour we do not understand that they have been ‘brainwashed.’ However, in law it is a concept that is not really recognised. Certainly we find it hard to understand the 9/11, 7/7, 21/7 homicide bombers and the doctor bombers who tried bomb nightclubs in London and Glasgow Airport last June. Our speakers will try to grapple with the…
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My Life in Scientology (Evening Herald, March 5th 2009)

John Duignan likes to joke about his experiences. "I did 22 years. You'd be out of jail quicker for murder." Duignan was a member of the Church of Scientology.



Having joined the group in 1985, he moved up the ranks until he was promoted to membership of the Sea Organisation, the management arm. Duignan was to spend the next two decades in Scientology's grip before finally leaving in 2007. He has written a book, The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of… Continue

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First person: I escaped Scientology after 22 years

John Duignan, 45



Interview by Charlotte Philby



Saturday, 21 February 2009



The Independent



Mine was an uneasy childhood. My father was schizophrenic and had bouts of manic depression. He and my mother both died when I was 10 years old, and my siblings and I moved from Scotland to Ireland, to live with my mother’s relatives.



As a teenager, I started to find the idea of an all-encompassing God and protector alluring, and in 1984, moved to a… Continue

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Anonymous celebrates one year of protests

Dublin, Ireland – The internet-based collective known as Anonymous will mark their one year anniversary of peaceful protests against the Church of Scientology this February with global protests spanning several weekends.



Anonymous has raised global public awareness of the Church of Scientology's scams and scandals over the last twelve months.



Highlights from the last twelve months include:



1) Court rejects Clearwater injunction in early March… Continue

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Sunday World 8th Feb, 2009



Article text:



A FORMER high-ranking Irish Scientologist, John Duignan, has revealed how he believes that John Tavolta’s son would still be alive today if he was allowed drugs banned by the celebrity cult.







The ex-member, who escaped from the religion after 22 years, has told how he witnessed many of the church’s members become ill because they were taken off drugs to treat neurological and psychiatric… Continue

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Former Scientologist in Winnipeg, Canada extending congratulations

Just found your site. It's excellent ! As a former scientologist of Irish descent, I am very pleased that you're getting rid of Scientology in Dublin. I have a niece from Poland permanently living in Dublin with her husband and daughter and I certainly don't want to have to come to Dublin to pull them out of Scientology. I would if I had to ! Someday I'll return to Ireland, but that'll be for the fun of retirement. And maybe lay a fart at the grave of Scientology. LOL, from Winnipeg

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12 months in, Anonymous' Project Chanology is still alive

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DUBLIN, Ireland - January 17th 2009 - The collective known as Anonymous will stage its 12th monthly protest against the 'Church' of Scientology this Saturday.



This will complete a full year of internet-driven demonstrations stemming from Scientology's attempts at censorship in January 2008. Following this shameful debacle, the "Project Chanology" movement was born. February 2008 then ushered in the start of an ongoing series of non-violent protests by… Continue

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Daily Mail Jan 10th, 2009







As he struggles to come to terms with the sudden and terrible death of his only son, John Travolta is no doubt grateful for the all-enveloping support of his fellow Scientologists.



Losing a child is an unbearable prospect for any parent. Having to cope with such a loss while countless millions around the globe gawp at your suffering is beyond comprehension.



When you are a Scientologist, however,… Continue

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The People - 4th Jan 2009




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Sunday World 7th December 2008

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Sunday World November 16th 2008

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Amazon pulls Irish Scientology book- Sunday Tribune, Nov 16th

Amazon.co.uk has pulled an Irish book on the Church of Scientology after receiving a legal letter from the organisation.



Customers who ordered a copy of The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology have received correspondence from the UK-based website informing them the book is no longer available and they will be not be charged.



The move has not come as a surprise to industry insiders as the Scientology movement is renowned for being… Continue

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"Scientologists Nobble Irish Publisher of Tell-all Book" - The Sunday Times





The Complex, a book by John Duignan about his time in the Church of Scientology, is no longer available from Amazon.co.uk. The author claims that Scientology have targeted the website, although he rejects suggestions that actor Tom Cruise, the controversial church's best-known member, was directly responsible. "This is a tactic that has worked for Scientology before," Duignan told Newstalk, and he revealed that the book's Irish publishers, Merlin, received a solicitor's… Continue

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Church of Scientology Prevents Sale of Critic's Book in the UK

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LONDON — 15/11/08 — British bookstores, and the British arm of the online retail site Amazon, have been forced to pull the sale of a new book critical of the Church of Scientology "for legal reasons", according to an email sent by Amazon to customers who have ordered the book. A new exposé by former Irish Scientologist, John Duignan, titled “The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology” (ISBN# 1903582848) has recently been… Continue

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Sunday World November 9th, 2008

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irish Daily Mirror, 3rd Novemember 2008

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Sunday World, November 2nd 2008

Epic four page spread in the SW today:


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Hubbard Church Lashed - Sunday Mirror, Nov 2, 2008

EX-Scientologist John Duignan has hit out at the religion, claiming actor Tom Cruise was freely allowed to have a child out of wedlock, but sex is banned outside marriage for ordinary members.



In his book, titled In The Complex, he claims the Church, invented by former science fiction author L Ron Hubbard, regularly orders women to have abortions .



And he claims most members are banned from eye contact with more famous members.



John, who was a member for 22… Continue

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