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Scientology religion claim sham, says judge

Title: Scientology religion claim sham, says judge
Date: Friday, 19 December 1980
Publisher: The Age (Australia)
Authors: Prue Innes, Aileen Berry
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The Scientology organisation's claims to be a religion were a sham, a Supreme Court judge said yesterday. Some of its services were grotesque, a mockery of religion, he said. Mr Justice Crockett made the comments in dismissing an appeal by the organisation, calling itself the Church of the New Faith, against a decision of the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant it exemption from the tax as a religious institution. The Guardian of the Melbourne Church of Scientology, the Reverend ... [Read the rest at]