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Monday, September 8, 2008

Scientology on Trial in France

The religion of Scientology is going on trial in France for "organized fraud," known as Racketeering in America.

According to lawyers for one of the plaintiffs, a woman was approached by members of the church and offered a free personality test. In the end, she spent over 20,000 euros in sundry items, including books, equipment, and illegally prescribed drugs.

Scientology is not recognized as a religion in France; it is seen as a commercial enterprise and has been closely monitored. Backers of the religion say they have already faced such charges and they should not be brought again.

The case should be heard in 2009.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

1 comment:

  1. France is correct: Scientology is criminal commercial enterprise, not a religion. For a full explanation as to how this cult bullied the US into its current recognition as a religion (in 1993) see: