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The Church of Scientology owns a new publishing house: FORB Publications aka FORB Press.

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by COS and NOI News, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. The Church of Scientology owns a new, additional publishing house: FORB Publications aka FORB Press.

    FORB publishes books in the field of Freedom of Religion or Belief, iincluding New Religious Movements.

    The FORB website explains that it is an initiative of the Spanish Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture, and Society, which has been recognized with Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations:


    https://forbpress.mejorandolasociedad.es/


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    In turn, the official Scientology Newsroom website states that the Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture, and Society is a "Scientology Foundation," and congratulates it for obtaining Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations:


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     https://www.scientologynews.org/press-releases/scientology-foundation-gains-special-consultative-status-to-the-un.html

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    The relationship in graphic form:


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    I decided to investigate FORB after posting a week ago that the "new" composite book "Scientology: Belief, Practice, Other Religions and Apostates" (published on August 24, 2021) by Bryan R. Wilson (who died in 2004) was published by ‎FORB Publications. Wilson was know for his sympathetic view of New Religious Movements and hostility to "apostate" testimony.

    FORB publishes another book by Wilson, as well as a number of books about Scientology and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, including for example:


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    I believe that we will see FORB, which is essentially an mprint of the Church of Scientology, publish more books that are sympathetic to New Religious Movements, and particularly to Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard.

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  2. A quick note: Generally speaking, "FORB" stands for Freedom of Religion or Belief.
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    Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is a universal human right guaranteed by Article 18 of the UN International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

    The Church of Scientology was deviously clever in choosing FORB as a name for their new publishing company devoted to publishing books on religious freedom, New Religious Movements, Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard.

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  3. This is one way that the incestuous Scientology -- FORB -- Bitter Winter online magazine ecosystem works.

    Massimo lntrovigne is:

    (1) the Founder and Managing Director of CESNUR (Center for study of New Religions);

    (2) Editor-in-Chief of the web magazine Bitter Winter; and

    (3) an author published by FORB, which is owned by the Church of Scientology. See:


    https://bitterwinter.org/editorial-board/


    https://www.amazon.com/Most-Misunderstood-Human-Endeavor-Scientology/dp/8494916238 /


    As noted above, FORB published the book "We Can Lift This World While Quarantined”: Scientology and the 2020 Pandemic, by Alessandro Amicarelli.

    Bitter Winter, a web magazine edited by FORB author Massimo lntrovigne, then does a story that promotes the FORB book “We Can Lift This World While Quarantined”: Scientology and the 2020 Pandemic:

    New Religious Movements, COVID-19, and Media: The Case of Scientology


    https://bitterwinter.org/covid-19-and-media-the-case-of-scientology/


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    In summary, the Church of Scientology owns the publisher FORB, which publishes lntrovigne, who in the Founder and Managing Editor of the web magazine Bitter Winter, which promotes FORB books.


    ETA:

    The incestuous Scientology -- FORB -- Bitter Winter ecosystem in graphical form:


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  4. More on the incestuous Scientology -- FORB Publishing / Press -- Bitter Winter online magazine ecosystem.

    As noted in the OP, the Church of Scientology owns FORB.

    As also noted up-thread, FORB published the book “We Can Lift This World While Quarantined”: Scientology and the 2020 Pandemic, by Rosita Šorytė.

    Rosita Šorytė is an Associate Editor of Bitter Winter:

    https://bitterwinter.org/editorial-board/


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    And as also noted up-thread, Bitter Winter published a story promoting Rosita Šorytė's book.

    In summary, the Church of Scientology owns FORB, which published the book “We Can Lift This World While Quarantined”: Scientology and the 2020 Pandemic by Rosita Šorytė, who is an Associate Editor of Bitter Winter, which published a story promoting Šorytė's book.

    This incestuous Scientology -- FORB -- Bitter Winter ecosystem in graphical form:


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  5. FORB Press YouTube Introduction.





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