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Senator Nick Xenophon & revoking scientology’s charity registration

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Free to shine, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    New news.


    Vicki Dunstan's response is the usual. :pfft:
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
  2. Dean Blair

    Dean Blair Silver Meritorious Patron

    I wish we had a few Nick Xenophons in this country. :yes:
     
  3. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    The media is picking it up, I have heard reports that it was on TV today but haven't found reports yet.

    http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2015/04/acnc-urged-investigate-church-scientology#
     
  4. kao

    kao Patron

    I like how his name is so close to 'Xenu'. ;)
     
  5. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    As I mentioned elsewhere... In Australia, all of the few remaining scientologists suffer from a bad case of Xenophobia (may also be spelled Xenuphobia). :biggrin:
     
  6. lotus

    lotus stubborn rebel sheep!

    :lol:

    Xenuphon:
    ''I come back''
     
  7. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

    Scientology should change theirs to:

    Re-Venomous
    *we strike back
     
  8. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Those evil transcriptionists :eyeroll:


    :lol:
     
  9. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    [video=youtube;E4mZMj5Tm7Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4mZMj5Tm7Q[/video]

    Published on Apr 8, 2015

    The SA Senator has pushed to revoke the Church of Scientology's charity status.

    Studio 10 | 8:30am on TEN
     
  10. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Senator Xenophon is very courageous and in very dangerous territory saying this:

    "What I'd like to see is what they have in France. They have a cult busting organization so, if people are caught up in a cult, if people are vulnerable to psychological duress, then there's an organization that actually helps those individuals, and they've been very effective in taking on Scientology... I think we actually need to have a cult busting agency in this country."


    This flies directly into the face of Scientology Inc.'s most emphasized assertion: that Scientology is not a cult but a Church, that the term "cult" is meaningless, that there is no psychological duress or destructive manipulation, and that those who say otherwise are anti-religious bigots and haters.
     
  11. Cat's Squirrel

    Cat's Squirrel Gold Meritorious Patron

    Maybe, but although he's taking this action on his own he can probably count on a massive groundswell of support from the Australian public, even from those who don't vote for him. It's not only optimism that inclines me to think that this is a battle the cult will lose if they're unwise enough to take it on (and on past evidence they probably will).
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015
  12. Albion

    Albion Patron with Honors

  13. Albion

    Albion Patron with Honors

    I've just updated last night's piece I wrote on Senator Nick Xenophon's latest push against Scientology in Australia (see above for the link).

    I had a browse though the database of the ACNC, the charities watchdog, to see if I could find not just the Scientology missions, but the front groups. It wasn't hard to turn up some of the usual suspects -- and as you'll see, it's a game anyone can play.
     

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  14. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free


    Thanks, that's so interesting!

    I just watched Nick Xenophon's video above as well, he is my hero. :)