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If Scientology Built Automobiles - linked essay
If guts were dynamite, most politicians wouldn't have enough to blow their noses. - Ted Patrick
"Act as if the future of the universe depends on what you do, while
laughing at yourself for thinking that your actions make any
"What a long strange trip it's been"
Why become a Senator when you can buy one?
USA = The United States of Amnesia, Gore Vidal
FAQ - Do the Feds Class Scientology as a Religion?
The "Feds" don't have an office that says such and such is or is not a religion, they do however have the IRS... which after 70+ lawsuits by the Scientologists, caved in, granting them a non profit religious status under an unprecedented sealed secret settlement agreement...
Some of the story is here: New York Times - The Shadowy Story Behind Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status By DOUGLAS FRANTZ March 9, 1997
The complete "secret agreement" was leaked to the Wall Street Journal, and is webbed here:
There is still a case that may end up breaking this up - from The LA Times: "They had claimed that part of their payments to Jewish day schools constituted charitable contributions and cited an IRS break given to Church of Scientology members"
With an apellate judge saying essentially that there is a great big dead stinking fish there...
The US Supreme Court had previously ruled that Scientology was not a non-profit...
PDF file of opinion at 9 Circuit Court of Appeals website "An IRS Closing agreement cannot overule Congress and the Supreme Court"...." If the IRS does in fact give preferential treatment to members of ...Scientology-- allowing them a special right to claim deductions that are contrary to law and rightly disallowed to everybody else -- then the proper course of action is a lawsuit to put a stop to that policy ---"
Chris Owen's Timeline of the IRS cases are here:
www.lermanet.com/cos/taxanalysts/irstimeline.htm Send money and lawyers, Arnie Lerma
Scientology is not a religion - description of Scientology's Religious Cloaking Device
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