A&E expose' on Scientology

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Re: A&E expose' on Scientology

Post by fisherman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:35 pm

One ex Scientologist said he documented factual evidence of Scientology abuse and wrongdoing,and sent it to 25 of his closest friends thinking they would read it and become concerned .WRONG! When he came home from work 10 of them were waiting for him,not to discuss it but to beg him not to rock the boat....sound familiar?EVERYTHING about this expose' on Scientology is all too familiar....

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Re: A&E expose' on Scientology

Post by fisherman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:48 am

Interesting comment from one of the ex Scientology people on Leah Remini's expose' on Scientology.....'my job was getting money* out of members'...now why does THAT sound so familiar? These two cults are SO CLOSE in psychology and practice it's UNCANNY

* scientolgy members are brainwashed into believing they are'saving' the world' ,but WHERE does the money go?( EB might ask the SAME question)

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Re: A&E expose' on Scientology

Post by Ian McKay » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:23 am

From an article by Cheryl K. Chumley in The Washington Times of Friday, November 10, 2017

Trump, Scientology and the IRS
According to a longtime family aide, President Donald Trump agrees the Church of Scientology ought to have its tax exemption stripped.

Yep.

At the risk of coming under the aggressive angry eyes of Scientology bulldogs — the kind and type showcased in actress Leah Remini’s “Scientology and the Aftermath” A&E series — fact of the matter is, this brand of religion is little more than a cult. A massive, money-making, real-estate buying, pocket-enriching, nothing-to-do-with-God cult.

And cults in America just aren’t entitled to receive a tax exemption.

From the Huffington Post: “The history of the Church of Scientology and its tax-exempt status is complicated and has long been under a cloud of controversy. The church first obtained its tax-exempt status in 1957, but the IRS revoked the status in 1967. At the time, the agency said the church’s activities were commercial in nature and to the benefit of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, which would disqualify the church from exemption.”

Following, Hubbard and his colleagues spent 26 years fighting to win back the exemption. Then David Miscavige took over the organization when Hubbard died in 1986, and ratcheted the fight even further.

Specifically, church members filed lawsuit after lawsuit against the IRS and against individual IRS workers.

As the Huffington Post noted: “The church launched a sophisticated operation to infiltrate federal government agencies, the New York Times reported: Members filed scores of lawsuits … private investigators probed IRS agents’ personal affairs; and two private investigators set up a phony news bureau and posed as reporters to try to gather information about Scientology critics within the IRS.”

Mafia, move over.

The IRS ultimately gave back the church its tax exemption.
. . .
But it’s high time to put the pressure on the Church of Scientology — to hold its cultish feet to the IRS fire. What’s leaked over the years about this organization isn’t just an offense to real religion. It’s an outrage and an affront to humanity. If even half of what Remini and other whistleblowers say of Scientology is true, America’s IRS, bluntly put, is simply being used to shelter and pad funding for a near-criminal organization.
See https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017 ... ipping-be/

The views of Trump are not of great importance here, because he does not have the authority to decide which organisations should have tax-exempt status. However, Remini’s exposure of Scientology’s abuses has been very influential, and the opinion of the Washington Post carries some weight too. I liked the phrases, “an offense to real religion”, “an outrage and an affront to humanity” and “a near-criminal organization.”

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Re: A&E expose' on Scientology

Post by fisherman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:40 pm

Leah Remini's expose' on Scientology has certainly raised the awareness of the abuses of these cults,the EB are such an insignificant group nobody other than the victims are even aware of them,but when the general public becomes aware of the abuses Scientology inflicts on people and demands an investigation,the similarities between the two cults becomes unmistakeable and hopefuly will result in the spotlight being turned on the PBCC as well...


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Re: A&E expose' on Scientology

Post by fisherman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:05 pm

Thanks for posting that link...the parallels between Scientology and the EB/PBCC are unmistakeable to anybody who has seen Leah Remini's expose' on Scientology. But in one way, reprehensible though it is that a 'church' would be seen as a money making opportunity rather than carrying out the 'Great Commission' ,it is far better that than had they went on a rampage and decided 'God told them' to utterly destroy the infidels( anybody who wasn't 'with us')Thank God they didn't create a monster like Charles Manson...remember in the Middle Ages religeos zealots burned people stake for daring to speak up against the 'Church',and the EB showed the SAME psychology when they destroyed families claiming they were being 'faithful'

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Re: A&E expose' on Scientology

Post by fisherman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:12 am

Another 'link' between the PBCC and the Scientology church...the PBCC have their 'Rapid Relief Team ' with volunteers wearing red shirts and a red painted truck and numerous photo ops and endorsements from community leaders,the Scientology church has the SAME THING ,called 'Volunteer Ministers' wearing Yellow shirts with a yellow painted truck ,photo ops and endorsements from community leaders...the whole thing of course from BOTH groups is to try and show what 'benefit to the community' they are...but in actual fact,NEITHER is doing much at all( they BOTH rush to disaster scenes and hand out bottled water!)

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