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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Scientology abuse

Many people are very familiar with the Catholic church's abuse scandal, but fewer are aware of similar charges in Scientology.  Additionally, while the Mormon church was attacked as bigoted for its support of California's prop 8, Scientology was also a supporter, despite their sponsorship by many of the Hollywood elite, usually seen as very left-leaning.  Just as with the Catholic church, even very famous members are leaving.

Hopefully greater transparency will come about in both Catholic and Scientology organizations to bring about better accountability by members who break the law.  Unfortunately, its likely both will become more insular and resistant to public scrutiny.

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