On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 16:35:24 GMT, "j.hamaker" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Has there been, and if not why, a campaign on the part of the public to
>lobby the IRS to revoke Co$'s tax exempt "religious" status? I was
>considering writing a letter to the IRS voicing my opposition to their
>status and thought that perhaps that if they were flooded with such letters
>then action might be taken.
Unfortunately Anna I think you should save your paper and ink for some target other than the IRS.
The reason I say this is because it is widely believed that scientology got it's status by outright blackmailing the IRS commissioner.
Scientology even got a clause into the agreement that required the IRS to discriminate in their favor in violation of the law of the land.
The trauma from the IRS being forced to knuckle under and violate the laws will take a *long* time to wear off.
Same with the FDA. They fought scientology over the extravagant healing claims for the e-meter in the 60s to 70s. They sort of won, but the battle was so expensive that nobody at that agency wanted to deal with it ever again.
In the mid 90s people were trying to get the FDA to recognize that scientology was violating the court orders the FDA had won at such expense. I don't know how many people sent copies of NOTs 34 to the FDA with letters of complaint, but it was a bunch of them.
Others then tried to get copies of NOTs 34 (a copyrighted criminal instruction manual) back from the FDA through FOIA only to be told the FDA didn't have any. The FDA was either lying or just dumped all the complaint letters in the trash because they didn't want to "lift the tail of a skunk."
If you know of a lawyer who is insane enough to take on the cult and who lives in Phoenix, then a case could be filed in Judge Silverman's court and the special deal between scientology and the IRS would be ended by a court order.
(Silverman invited the suit over two years ago but nobody has taken him up on it.)
But that's a whole lot more work than writing a letter.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Henson)
Subject: Re: IRS status and public lobbying
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 00:42:35 GMT
On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 22:23:53 GMT, "j.hamaker" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Thanks! You're a real peach. :-D
>And OH MY GOD, I can't believe that sweetheart deal. Outrageous.
It is worse than you think. I put this up a few days ago but will paste it here again. ************************ You might find it interesting to see how scientology got their 501 (non profit) tax status.
Put goldberg shomers in Google or for a shorter list goldberg shomers blackmail.
Did you know that scientology gets a special tax exemption that no other religion can have? The IRS is contractually required to discriminate against all other religions in favor of scientology.
Six levels of indents down in the "closing agreement":
IV. Obligations and Undertakings During the Transition Period. A. Establishment of Church Tax Compliance Committee 3. Responsibilities of CTCC. d. Guaranty. "ix. . . . . the following actions will be considered to be a material breach by the Service:You can read the whole thing here: http://www.xenu.net/archive/IRS/
b. the issuance of a Regulation, Revenue Ruling or other pronouncement of general applicability providing that fixed donations to a religious organization *other than a church of Scientology* are fully deductible . . . ."
You might be interested that CO$ is not considered a religion in Canada and a long list of other places. In fact here it is a criminally convicted corporation for "breach of the public trust," though the charge should have been treason.
CoS got in trouble in Greece in the mid 90s for stealing military documents. *************
There is another thing that Tom Klemesrud can tell you about. The CTCC was used by scientology to make their internal OSA agents CTCC "IRS agents." That's what Linda Woolard used to convince Tom to take her back to his apartment where she dosed him with chloral hydrate and spread blood all over his apartment.
This was later believed to be an attempt to keep Tom locked up for a long time while the cops looked for a body to go with the blood.
(Unless the intent was to frame Tom for murder. The alternative is Gene Ingram--who was nearby--coming in after Tom passed out and killing Linda Woolard.)
There is an account here:
Tom subsequently wrote a declaration that (as a result of a medical procedure) he is now *certain* he was dosed with chloral hydrate by "IRS agent" Linda Wollard.
Such a nice cult.