Please sign petition to remove tax exempt status from Scientology

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  1. i'mglib

    i'mglib Patron with Honors

    Well this is interesting! The Tampa Bay Times has a story about the dueling petitions!

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scient...ons-involving-leah-remini-the-irs-and/2335085


    I wish they had posted a link to the petition, which is at 4898, btw. We should pass 5000 by tonight.

    https://www.change.org/p/irs-commis...tigation-into-scientology-s-tax-exempt-status
     
  2. i'mglib

    i'mglib Patron with Honors

  3. i'mglib

    i'mglib Patron with Honors

    Sooooo close to 6,000 now!

    It's at 5,820!
     
  4. i'mglib

    i'mglib Patron with Honors

  5. ToeOut83

    ToeOut83 Patron

    Bump:

    I virtually NEVER donate to causes online. Key word is "virtually". I donated $25 of my precious, hard-earned cash to Change.org's campaign to counter Scn's move against Leah Remini's exposure. It's rare that I can be so confident that my contribution will actually go to a worthy cause: Keeping $cientology Working--at self-destructing.

    Thank you, Jeffrey Augustine, for sharing this link and giving me a chance to make amends for my years of contributing to a destructive cult.
     
  6. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    I see Quora doing a number of Scientology these recent weeks since our beloved Leah has been giving the cult a black eye.

    I got an email this morning from Quora asking for into on:

    Why is Scientology tax exempt?

    My answer:

    Roger B · Add Credential
    Answered 16m ago

    In the 1950’s and early ‘60’s, the Scientology enterprise traded not as a “religion” but as the Hubbard Association of Scientology International (HASI) it was a corporate taxable entity. Also, it promoted itself and its practices as a “science of the mind” and as philosophy.

    When the US government took action against the enterprise based on its claims of healing folks and their use of the “e-meter” in its practices, the Scientology enterprise opted to begin to claim religious status so as to gain exemption from government “interference” with and oversight of its cult activities.

    This particularly occurred in Australia when the Government of Victoria called for an investigation into Scientology and its practice. I personally saw documents/telex instructions for the HASI in Melbourne (Australian HQ) to begin to adopt and assert a religious status and cloaking to protect it from governmental oversight. This charade occurred in Australia in 1963, and was followed in England when the findings of the Victorian Inquiry into Scientology were so damning . . . Hubbard was found to be a complete fraud and liar, and the practices of Scientology resoundingly found faulty and criticized.

    See the findings of that Australian governmental inquiry here:

    Anderson Report - Report of the Board of Enquiry into Scientology : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
     

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