Dear Sen. D’Amato,

What appears as intolerance toward religion in Europe, is in fact, intolerance to the fraud and
neo-fascist tactics of the science fiction ufo cult called Scientology. I was a staff member for Scientology
in the 60’s when Hubbard decided to cloak this fraud in religiosity... It was presented to me as a ‘Applied
Philosophy’, then in the late 60’s, a cross was dragged in the door, and we were told to wear collars...
Staff considered it a joke then, I consider it a fraud now, and an act of the most craven cowardice - to

use ‘religious cloaking’ to escape government scrutiny.....

Scientology has already destroyed CAN, The Cult Awareness Network... [ seen on CBS 60
Minutes in JAN 98] and is trying to destroy FACTNet - an anti-cult electronic lending library, [RTC/BPI
v. FACTNet, Judge Kane, Colorado ] while continuing to use every trick in the book to suppress
information critical of itself since its inception and to discredit and

destroy all critics by litigation and harassment .

Scientology has grown so large due to it’s relentless efforts to suppress the truth about its
true nature, including litigation to suppress the media, and the endless stream of lies. ( Time Magazine
spent 7.2 million defending a libel suit by the cult before it was finally dismissed for its 1991 article ‘The
Thriving Cult of Power and Greed”). Litigation is used against ex-members to force gag orders via
bankruptcy. Scientology routinely abuses Judicial systems around the world to suppress information. I,
Lawrence Wollersheim and Bob Penny were recently offered many millions of dollars if we would walk away and be silent.

We chose to continue to tell ‘we the people’ the truth.

Only recently has tip of the iceberg of the true extent of the fraud perpetrated by Scientology
and Scientology influenced corporate and private businesses become apparant for this entire topic to
demand immediate attention: including but not limited to public hearings into all allegations, crimes,
conspiracy to defraud, obstruction of justice, perjury, manslaughter, inducement to suicide, false
imprisonment all perpetrated with intent to extract the maximum about of money through

therape of well intentioned minds.

Arnie Lerma - Ex deluded adherent of Scientology, raided and sued in August 1995 - RTC
[Scientology] vs Lerma, Washington Post Inc, Digital Gateway, Richard Leiby, Marc Fisher...

Note: It is unconscionable, that an organization that practices ‘fair game’ tactics toward ex-members,
critics, media and anyone with the courage to speak out, be able to even question the activities of the
Europeans in a public forum sponsored by my government. Scientology is the worst offender - practicing
persecution - by its’ own hubbardian writings - to persecute those who criticize it .. That Scientology is on
this committee is merely a testimony to the effectiveness of thier covert operations department, which
contemputosuly uses the tactics of the outlawed Guardians Office, though enjoined by order of the US
District Court in US vs Mary Sue Hubbard... I consider them a criminal organization, Germany considers
them a threat to Democracy.. When will there be an official US government inquiry into how an

international Orwellian psychopolitical terrorist organization known as Scientology
became classed as a “charitable organization” in a secret settlement with the IRS?