In 1953 L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics and Scientology, wrote his co-worker Helen O'Brien a letter stating "I await your reaction on the religion angle" regarding their for-profit Dianetics centers
It seems back then, Hubbub was already thinking about scamming people with his Dianetics crap.
From the point forward, those bozos fought a battle with the IRS, who we all know can usually pwn the regular 'Joe the plumber' , over the tax exempt status of 'Scientology.'
In 1957 the Church of Scientology was granted exemption as a religious organization. In 1967 the IRS revoked the exemption. From the time the audit of that revocation began in 1965, Scientology was at war with the IRS.
And the Scienbozos used every trick in the book:
In the summer of 1970, Martin Greenberg, Scientology's accountant, stated that he deliberately disorganized and confused the documentation provided to the IRS for the audit.
In February 1973, Henning Heldt, vice president of Church of Scientology of California, was ordered to bring documents for an IRS audit. Heldt came to the meeting empty handed on February 20, and lied, saying he had resigned and therefore had no control over the asked for documents.
And which included: sneaking into IRS headquarters, get any info you can find and grab it.
In the summer of 1974 Scientology's Guardian's Office began looking for a suitable candidate to infiltrate the IRS. By October 21, 1974, Jane Kember - 2nd in command of the GO - wrote Guardian's Order 1361, which included:
10. Immediately get an agent into DC IRS to obtain files on LRH, Scientology, etc. in the Chief Council's [sic] office, the Special Services staff, the intelligence division, Audit Division, and any other areas.
16. Collect data on the Justice Dept.Tax Division for the org board, the current terminals, and the people handling Scientology.
17. When the correct areas are isolated, infiltrate and get the files.
The basic plan was:
On May 27, 1975 Mary Sue Hubbard (L. Ron Hubbard's wife and head of the GO) wrote Jane Kember that:
Our overall strategy with the IRS shall be as follows:
1. To use any method at our disposal to win the battle and gain our non-profit status.2. To buy all the time we can in terms of years ... So we work to win, but also to delay as time works on our side, not theirs.
But the Fed fought back...
On June 11, 1976, Michael Meisner and Gerald Wolfe were questioned by the FBI after a security guard became suspicious of their forged IRS badges. Meisner talked his way out and escaped.
In January of 1977 CSC and the IRS held a conference to discuss audits so far. In June Gerald Wolfe was sentenced to probation and community service for forged federal credentials.
On July 8 the FBI raided the offices of Scientology in Washington DC and Los Angeles, based on information from Michael Meisner who had turned himself in to the FBI. Sometime in July a typewriter case was found in a parking lot with Scientology documents that were turned over to the FBI because they appeared to show illegal activity.
This type of stuff continued on. The Sciencebozos lost the tax exempt status in 1984, but threaten to sue the IRS for 1st Amendment violations.
The war between the IRS and the Sciencebozos, each side using what they could to win.
But in the end, the mighty IRS CAVED under the pressure of the Sciencebozos numerous lawsuits.
I honestly don't know which is more f*cked up. The Sciencebozos winning or the IRS caving.
But the thing that gets me is: Scientology is blatant about its actual goal, which the IRS seems to have decided is religious:
"A. MAKE MONEY.
J. MAKE MONEY.
K. MAKE MORE MONEY.
L. MAKE OTHER PEOPLE PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY."
Which right about now, makes sense as we see other corporate interests get special treatment as of late.
Now would be a good time to call up your 'elected' officials and see what can be done with these Sciencebozos and their BS 'religion'.
And this is a message to any ANON floating out there:
Keep up the good work. If there's anything I can to do to help, let me know, I'll see what I can do. Granted, I'm not the Wise Beard Man, but I'm for the cause...
Thanks for reading!