FSU Study Leaves Many Questions

In 2014 Scientology approached the Florida State University and requested a study be done on the organization’s economic impact on Clearwater. This study can be seen in it’s entirety here: https://cefa.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/imported/storage/original/application/8f0f11ef331827afe8e8acde82e57b66.pdf November of 2014 Mike Rinder wrote an excellent blog post about the study and its ability to be accurate based upon the fact that […]

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The Lies Just Never Stop

The current edition of Scientology’s Freedom Magazine, dedicated to aggressively forwarding its campaign to take control of the city of Clearwater, FL is filled with articles painting COS as a benign benefactor who only wants what’s best for the city. Certainly this poor, misunderstood organization, so wrongly persecuted and attacked for no reason is only […]

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The Conflict that is Scientology Dogma

“Scientology has no dogma. It does not demand of you that you be or believe anything at all.” —John Logothetis, https://www.standleague.org/blog/how-does-it-feel-to-be-a-scientologist.html “Certain characteristics are generally attributed to churches. These attributes of a church have been developed by the IRS and by court decisions. They include: Distinct legal existence Recognized creed and form of worship Definite […]

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Religious Confusion

“Although there is no policy or Scriptural mandate expressly requiring Scientologists to renounce other religious beliefs or membership in other churches, as a practical matter Scientologists are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths. As Scientologists, they are required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for the […]

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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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Open Letter to the RCC

This past April The Religious Communications Council awarded 5 posts on Scientology’s STAND League their DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award. Of course Scientology is thrilled and crowing about it on their blog. The following letter has been sent to the Executive Director, Shirley Struchen asking her to reconsider their supporting STAND League and Scientology. There are links […]

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The SeaOrg is Not A Religious Order

Mike Rinder has an excellent blog post discussing the SeaOrg and it’s “religious retreat” ship, Freewinds. In his post he refers to the SeaOrg as “a paramilitary organization that runs scientology in accordance with Hubbard’s policies and directives.” —https://www.mikerindersblog.org/the-real-story-of-the-freewinds/ My post is not in any way a challenge or refutation of Mike’s. He spent his […]

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Why They Take the Bait

Scientology is a cult. Cults are predatory, subtle and stealthy. One of the biggest questions asked is “how do people even get caught up in something like this?” This question is usually followed by some sort of comment on the intelligence of those who join. The fact is that Scientologists don’t sit their prey down […]

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Scientology’s Forked Tongue

On February 25th, 2019 Edward Parkin posted a blog entry stamped “For Immediate Release”. The apparent urgency was for STAND League to announce that “STAND Condemns Rise of Anti-Semitism in France.” —https://www.standleague.org/news/stand-condemns-rise-of-anti-semitism-in-france.html According to upi.com, this anti-Semitic desecration is one incident of many in a 74% increase in anti Jewish hate crimes in France since […]

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