Scientology Media Blitz to Counter Critics Seems Counter-Productive - 2009-06-17
That reception is to be expected given the internet and Scientology are still fighting what might be the net's longest running flame war, dating back to the early days of alt.religion.scientology news group. That bitter fight led to lawsuits, raids by the feds and criminal prosecutions of church critics. The criticism of the church has been the same for more than 15 years - that it's a cult which charges believers thousands of dollars for trainings and uses strong-arm tactics to keep members and critics in line. The church's line hasn't changed either - we are misunderstood and we will use the law to silence critics.