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Title Scientology - Inside the Church of Scientology: Key Dates in War on the Net Copyright 1998 Boston Herald Inc.
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Inside the Church of Scientology: Key Dates in War on the Net Copyright 1998 Boston Herald Inc. March 5, 1998 1991 Newsgroup alt.religion. scientology is created to discuss the alleged religion of Scientology. 1994 Secret Scientology Operating Thetan documents are posted anonymously on the newsgroup. 1995 Church lawyer Helena Kobrin tries but fails to eradicate alt.religion. scientology from the Internet. Scientology lawyers including Boston University trustee Earle C. Cooley seize home computer equipment in raids on critics in Virginia, Colorado and California, alleging copyright violations. Boston Church of Scientology officials force anonymous critic Rogue Agent to give up his Northeastern University Internet account. 1997 Ron Newman and other Scientology critics picket outside church offices in Boston and other cities. Scientologists put up fliers accusing him of religious bigotry.