Church of Scientology
There have been repeated and increasing allegations by many, including former CoS members as well as those not affiliated with the church, that CoS uses highly unethical attack strategies against those who criticize it. The CoS's Fair Game policy confirms that this is indeed their strategy for dealing with those they deem to be in a "Condition of Enemy": "ENEMY — SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." (see Wikipedia for source) The CoS claims that this policy was revoked, but it is not at all clear that this is the case, and their continuing actions seem to belie their words.
In 2008, there were worldwide protests against the CoS.
- Keith Henson [W] is an outspoken critic of Scientology; the Church has repeatedly declared that Henson is a criminal and a terrorist, and successfully sued him for copyright infringement due to his publishing two pages of a Church manual in an internet newsgroup.
Conservapedia: no equivalent page (as of 2008-03-02) dKosopedia: no equivalent page (as of 2008-03-02)
- 2014-12-22 [L..T] The Scientology Christmas Catalog Is Totally Insane "Thankfully, the Church of Scientology has compiled this handy catalog of L. Ron-approved holiday merchandise." -- including many items that cost more that most people make in a month while still being basically worthless.
- Operation Clambake: "Undressing the Church of Scientology"
- Judicial statements regarding the Nature of Scientology (from context, it seems pretty clear that most or all of the statements are actually about the CoS and not the philosophy of Scientology itself)
- Keith Henson news: the ongoing legal battle between Keith Henson and Scientology
- server not responding as of 2008-05-25
- A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard exposed by Jon Atack (site has full text online)