Religious Freedom, Here We Go Again

“What makes it alright for you to deny another’s right to Freedom of Religion?” —@ExposeNetwork, Twitter, June 3rd, 2019 This tweet, thrown out into the ether by @ExposeNetwork with no direction or reason, says a lot about those who own the account. As usual they just don’t get it. The answer in short is “nothing”. […]

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Letter to Inspector General Eric Thorson

Mailed out May 18th, 2019 Eric M Thorson Inspector General Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20220 Inspector General Thorson: The IRS guidelines for the retention of a Religious Tax Exemption state that the organization “must not devote a substantial part of their activities to attempting to influence legislation”. The Scientology […]

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Crime and Abuse are not Protected Religious Beliefs

“Jeopardizing Tax-Exempt Status All IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches and religious organizations, must abide by certain rules: • their net earnings may not inure to any private shareholder or individual; • they must not provide a substantial benefit to private interests; • they must not devote a substantial part of their activities to attempting […]

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The Answer to Hate is Truth

STAND League’s blog posts are usually off point. Either the post starts out as one thing then turns into an attack, either overtly or covertly, at Leah Remini and Mike Rinder or it is a preachy, patronizing attempt at moral teaching. Enter the recent post by a Laurie Bartilson entitled The Answer to Hate is […]

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Meet A Scientologist

Scientology TV has a series called “Meet a Scientologist”. The idea behind the show one supposes, is for the world to see members as just like everyone else. “Nothing to see here, folks! Scientologists are the same as you!” These “regular” people chosen to represent the team, are there to forward the appearance that members […]

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Thoughts on 60 Minutes Australia

Where is The Missing Queen? Thanks to Tony Ortega we were able to watch the 60 Minutes Australia piece about Scientology and the missing Shelley Miscavige. The three part video can be seen here: https://tonyortega.org/2019/02/10/an-austin-powers-scientology-party-sure-anything-to-get-locals-to-fork-over-cash/ Whilst watching this show several things stood out that are worth looking at. The first was when Leah Remini told […]

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Scientology- LetterGate Part II

Recently Scientology was caught in yet another lie when it posted a letter allegedly from Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray demanding that Disney stop backing Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath. The letter was filled with glowing praise for the Cult and The STAND League proudly posted it on twitter, gloating at having such distinguished […]

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A Scientology Jihad

Where do terrorists come from? Do they suddenly appear from nowhere, armed and ready to subjugate and control? Does it take guns and IEDs to define a terroristic act? According to 18 U.S. Code § 2331. Definitions: “(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that— (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation […]

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