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The French Are Taking $cientology Down!

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The French chapter of the Church of Scientology is on trial for fraud!!

Because Scientology is not a registered religion there, like it is here in the States, the Church is not protected legally by the French government.

The Church is being sued for a whopping $7 million dollars and will be forced to shut down camp in France if they're found guilty of fraud.

A woman originally made the complaint in 1998 towards Scientologists, stating that she paid "more than [$33,000] for books, 'purification packs' of vitamins, sauna sessions and an 'e-meter' to measure her spiritual progress."

Since then, hundreds of former members of the cult Church have made the same claims, adding that they were verbally harassed by Scientologists who "harassed them with phone calls and nightly visits to cajole them into paying their bills or taking out bank loans."

As well as being charged with fraud, a handful of Xenu-lovers are being charged with "illegally practicing as pharmacists," because the vitamins sold to former members of the church were actually medication they had no authorization to freely distribute.

Shady as fuck!

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51 comments to “The French Are Taking $cientology Down!”



  1. 1

    that's crazy :-o so many stupid cults around these days…



  2. 2

    Yusss!!!!



  3. 3

    DON'T WORRY, XENU WILL PROTECT THEM!



  4. 4

    Take $cientology down - are you listening to this, US government? Stop protecting this evil cult. IT IS NOT A RELIGION



  5. 5

    Ugh the celebrities only see the glamorous side… the real people bear the burden of the sham. Its partially their fault for falling for the scam, but still, I hope the stablisment falls.



  6. 6

    Knew of Tom Mapother in Louisville (Tom Cruise) and he actually went to a catholic high school, Holy Trinity in St. Matthews. Wonder what made him change?



  7. 7

    God this is some shit :o



  8. 8

    I've got a problem with people ragging on Tom Cruise. Even though I beleive his "religion" is a cult, he is still free in this country to worship how he wants. If anyone went out there and started slamming black Baptists people would have their panties in a wad in a heartbeat. Let him think how he wants and practice as he feels fit.



  9. 9

    look at europe how its done!!!



  10. 10

    And the Catholic religion is any better with it's rampant child abuse?? Any religion that goes against human nature is a sham to get your money and train you to be subservient to their wishes under the FEAR of God.



  11. 11

    come on katy girl,snap out of it,tom is fuckin nuts



  12. 12

    Scientology is a Cult and thank goodness the French & the German government see that and holds them accountable. I've read many reports of extortion but these whackjobs in the name of religion. Cults are bad and they all have a common denominator - demanding bi8g $$$$ in order to reap the benefits of the group.



  13. 13

    Re: brainchild – Yes there have been some bad Catholics and it is a terrible thing what was happened with the child abuse. As a Catholic, I'm very upset by those scandals. But the Catholic Church does a tremendous amount of good throughout the world and it is definately NOT a cult. No $ required to be part of it. Extortion and required purchases aren't part of the price of admission either.



  14. 14

    This cult needs to be shut down. Hubbard once said the way to become rich was to invent a religion. Well he did that didn't he? What a sham. I don't see how people are stupid enough to fall into it.



  15. 15

    I used to work for a company that sold the computer module for these E meters. I would get calls from the Fl branch and they would order like 100 at a time. I could not help thinking…..how did you talk 100 retards in to buying these things? The parts are legit, but what the hell could the meter actually tell you?



  16. 16

    What makes this a cult over any other religion? They are all a scam. Christians, Catholics, Muslims, Buddist, Hindu……you are all suckers.



  17. 17

    They should all get back on the mother ship and hit the road!



  18. 18

    Re: nanasuzi – To answer your question: Catholic high school.



  19. 19

    It can't be a cult because it is NOT A RELIGION! A religion, according to Webster dictionary, is " the service and worship of God or the supernatural." Scientology teaches about an alien takeover of the universe–no god, no supernatural–where scientologists in go after death on earth before Battlefield Earth." As a former target of Dallas Scientologists, let me repeat: IT IS NOT A RELIGION and it is NOT a church. A church is a place where one goes to worship a god or a supernaturality. These F***ers are out to avoid paying taxes and they are scary! They should be taxed like the PRIVATE ORGANIZATION that they are. They are not a religion. Are the first amendment protectors, religion professors, the Supreme Court and the IRS ***LISTENING*** to me?



  20. 20

    I HOPE THIS FUCKING CULT WILL BE ERASED FROM EUROPE!

    SCIENTOLOGY IS NOT A RELIGION! IT'S ONLY A BUNCH OF CROOKS!! THERE IS NOTHING SPIRITUAL IN THAT!

    CROOKS! CROOKS! CROOKS!



  21. 21

    I hope this sets off a chain of events that helps to protect further people from being scammed by $cientology. I don't know what would make someone believe in an alien invader and all, but maybe the 120,000 dollar price tag before they tell you that story helps them buy into that. Finally someone may actually have a chance against these jerks.



  22. 22

    "Nightly visits" - Astral visits.
    Scientology and other esoteric crappp!
    F U , F U All !



  23. 23

    this 'religion' totally creeps me out



  24. 24

    Vive La France!



  25. 25

    the funny thing about scientology is it instantly lets you know who is an idiot! once somebody tells you they're a scientologist there's no doubt - they're a moron.



  26. 26

    SHADY AS FUCK IS RIGHT!!!
    .
    KICK THEM OUT OF THE US!
    Only that will be hard since they now have members creeping way up the systems ass!
    .
    WATCH OUT FOR THE LANDMARK FORUM TOO! MONEY GRABBERS! SNAKE OIL SALESMEN! WATCH THE FUCK OUT!



  27. 27

    I hate religion but this isn't even religion. That's some crazy cult shit.



  28. 28

    Re: Genghis Khan – HI Genghis. Please do the research and you will come to the same conclusion. I am sure of it. This is not light stuff.



  29. 29

    Thank GOD!!!!!!!!!

  30. MP says – reply to this


    30

    Anyone who gives a religious organization (or cult) tens of thousands of dollars deserves to be taken.



  31. 31

    Do you give all religions such a hard time P? Why single this one out, you know nothing about it. BTW, they are a gorgeous family!



  32. 32

    As much as I can't stand the Scienos and their superiority complex, I can't help wondering how many of them secretly hate Tom Cruise.
    It's pretty much been proven that you've got to be a certain type of person to be attracted to a cult in the first place. I don't feel lots of sympathy for people who wake up after their money is all gone & then say, "Help, police!".



  33. 33

    Yessssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  34. 34

    why does this not surprise me. This cult is just an excuse for a select few to get off on the power of getting people to do their bidding. As with most religions, those at the top are the worst, who can't help but exploit other people for their own gain. What's also shameful is that there are plenty of dumb blind sheep out there who will quite happily allow someone to tell them what to think.



  35. 35

    I hate Scientology and all, but someone needs to inform Perez that they're not "Xenu-lovers". Everytime he writes a stroy about them he calls them Xenu-lovers. Xenu is the evil dark overlord who trapped the spirits of aliens on earth, who now attach themselves to us…thus causing all our bad feelings that only Scientology can free us from.

    Basically Xenu is their devil, not lord. Calling them Xenu-lover is the same as calling a Christian a Lucifer-lover.



  36. 36

    Tom used to be so cute and normal!



  37. 37

    Viva La France!!!! Thankfully other countries can spot a cult for what it is!



  38. 38

    I hope they all go down!! Finally someone taking a stand against those crazy scammers!

  39. nesho says – reply to this


    39

    STOP SCIENTOLOGY!!!!! BURN DAM CHURCH, BURN!!!! BURN THE MOTHER F*CKERS DOWN!

  40. Moron says – reply to this


    40

    Only stupid morons would join a cult. They deserve to be scammed and driven to suicide. It's part of a natural selection.



  41. 41

    Weird that Tommy Girl embraces a cult that is also anti-gay.



  42. 42

    Scientology is stupid… Scientology sucks…
    sorry…



  43. 43

    France Rules..



  44. 44

    Well, of course Xenu, dictator of the 'Galactic Federacy', who brought billions of his people to earth in a DC8 like space craft, stacked them around volcanoes, etc etc. (see wiki) is a legal 'religion' in the USA.
    Bahahahahahahahahahahahhhhhaaaa….I guess your leaders were on the throne or had their hands out when this was passed, this making Scientology a religion.
    L Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer, FFSakes. Ya can hardly tell. LOLOL.



  45. 45

    Re: Genghis Khan – ha! they get slammed all the time!



  46. 46

    You all, out of all people, are such hypocrites. You want to tout your freaking beak about being allowed your beliefs (aka gay agenda), yet you want to lambaste these people because THEIR beliefs don't match up with yours?

    Chose a side already. Either you want EVERYONE to have a right to their beliefs or you only want YOUR beliefs and choices heard, understood and accepted. HYPOCRITES is what you all are!

    Then you want to lecture about acceptance, ROFLMAO!!!



  47. 47

    SCIENTOLOGY IS NOT A RELIGION!!!
    ITS JUST A PLOY TO RUIN PEOPLE'S LIVES AND MAKE MONEY.



  48. 48

    Props to France for doing what we should have been doing in USA for a long time.



  49. 49

    Katie should take Suri and RUN.

  50. Typh says – reply to this


    50

    Unless Tom and Will Smith showed up at their door they weren't going to pay?
    I'm not a scientologist but if they showed up at my door I'd give them a couple dollars.



  51. 51

    go France!!! love that country!