Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be
considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The
Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes
the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the
questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to
those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95
From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!demon!not-for-mail Wed Jul 12 09:51:06 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Ritson)
Subject: Re: UK TV PROGRAMME & DEMOS
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 09:25:42 GMT
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email@example.com (Steve) wrote:
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>At 7.30pm on Thursday 13th July 1995, the UK ITV channel will be
>devoting its "The Big Story" programme to the cult of Scientology.
>The programme has been produced with the co-operation of supporters
>of a new anti-cult group, called FUSS (Families Under Scientology
>Stress), who will be conducting demonstrations outside Scientology
>orgs on 12th July 1995 to publicise the programme's transmission.
>The cult has already attempted to infiltrate this new organisation,
>and has already threatened several of its supporters with solicitor's
>letters and (in at least one case) a visit from a private
>investigator, which suggests that they consider FUSS to represent a
The Scientologists, or should that be Pavlov's clams? are following
there standard procedure to the letter on this one as well. As well as
the private investigator, we get the legal harrassment.
They issued private summonses on July 11 against the programme maker,
Twenty Twenty Television, executive producer Claudia Milne and
reporter Alison Braund, alleging 'obtaining services by deception'
under the Theft Act.
Braund attended a course at East Grinstead Co$ headquarters 'under
false pretences, representing her purpose as exclusively religious and
The Scientologists suspicions were aroused by her heavy dark glasses,
which they suspected to contain video equipment.
Greg Ryerson, director of 'special affairs' for the 'Church'
said she had been interviewd about her motives, and was covertly
The television company Carlton, which will be broadcasting the
programme, was not summonsed, but is to go to court today to attempt
to get the summonses ovethrown, claiming that the summonses are an
attempt to block transmission as 'sub judice'.
The producer, Claudia Milne said 'This is a blatant attempt to prevent
the broadcast of an important program dealing with a matter of public
'Obtaining services by deception' used against investigative
journalists? By the Co$? ROTFL