in article 3AE8ED74.4F1E3955@this.phrase.idiom.com, John C. Randolph at
firstname.lastname@example.org mused on 4/26/01 11:54 PM:
> The Great Suprendo wrote:
>> A certain JDoyle, of alt.religion.scientology "fame", writes :
>>> The guilty verdict was largely due to the fact that lawyers from the
>>> scientology business managed to keep the name of the 'religion'
>>> completely out of the proceedings, so the jurors were left with the
>>> impression that Mr. Henson was somehow interfering with an actual
>> What happens next - will this go to appeal ? Henson's appeal would
>> surely rest on the contention that Scientology is not a religion. That
>> should be an easy run up the hill.
> The appeal should be based on the fact that he wasn't allowed to present
> a defense. He was framed, and he couldn't say so.
Dassit. It doesn't matter if Scn is a religion or a floor wax, at this point. It is for another court to decide whether or not Scientology, inc. should be allowed to continue to siphon tax dollars from American pockets by calling itself a religion -- and then use those tax dollars to finance an army led by lawyers. I think the language in European statements pertaining to the de-religionization of Scn, Inc. could be adapted for American use. But right now Keith Henson has been charged with "interfering with a religion" whatever that means (wouldn't that apply to Catholic priests who act out pedophilic urges?), although I cannot for the life of me see how he has interfered with any Scnist's ability to do Scientology®. And the ONLY reason he was convicted of one point in three charges is because Eliot Abelson had his hand in the sock that was the Riverside DA, and Henson was amazingly not allowed to present his defense. Anyone at all serving on that jury would NEVER have convicted Keith Henson of *anything* had they known the whole story. But it is never in Scn, Inc's interest for anyone to have the whole story. This is why all those fixed donations and all those unpaid taxes go right into the pockets of legal eagles like Eliot Abelson; to keep the show going. -m., human being
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