According to a recent poll by 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair, a majority of Americans do not believe that Scientology is a real religion.
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Religion Dispatches interviews Janet Reitman on her newly published book, Inside Scientology: The History of America’s Most Secretive Religion.
A federal court threw out two court cases brought forward by an ex-Scientologist couple, the Headleys, against the Church of Scientology, accusing the organization of labor violations, forced abortions, and human trafficking. Dale S. Fischer, a judge on the U. S. District Court, Central District of California, argued that Scientology is protected by the First Amendment’s free exercise clause, putting the practices the organization is alleged to engage in beyond the scrutiny of the court, reports The St. Petersburg Times.
The New York Times reports on abuse allegations within the Church of Scientology.