Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Scientological Supremacy?

We’ve all heard about many situations in which employers pressured employees to be Christian, but here’s a first: a dentist in Chicago charged with coercing his employees in to Scientology:

Apart from being subjected to sexual propositions and touching on an almost daily basis, the employees were required to learn about Scientology in order to keep their jobs, attend Scientology seminars and watch videos in the dental office, the EEOC said.

Before Orrington would give employees their checks, he required them to write or recite formulas that Scientologists believe help people move from a lower to a higher state of mind, according to the commission. The lawsuit says the sexual and religious harassment had been going on since 1998.

10 former employees filed complaints with the EEOC in 2005. This could be fun to watch.