A splinter faction of the Church of Scientology that... - 1985-11-14
LOS ANGELES -- A splinter faction of the Church of Scientology that the parent organization is seeking to shut down has won a temporary victory in its battle to use scriptures allegedly stolen in Denmark.
Under Wednesday's ruling by a federal judge, the Advanced Abilities Center, a Santa Barbara-based church headed by an ex-Scientologist who claims to be a former close associate of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, can continue until a hearing Nov. 21 to use scriptural material allegedly stolen from a Scientology branch in Denmark.
U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer also instructed the group not to release any of the material to the public or news media. The same order was applied to another former member currently suing the Church of Scientology for fraud.