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Sep 7, 2007 Scientology's Fair Tax plot — CBS News
The basic theological tenets of the Church of Scientology are well known: a fanatical hatred for psychiatry coupled with a creation myth that involves an evil alien ruler named Xenu and his sundry galactic allies. The basic tenets of its tax policy are somewhat less familiar. But Scientologists promulgated and, at one point, heavily promoted a proposal that would replace all federal income taxes with a national retail sales tax (NRST). And the theology and tax policy aren't entirely unrelated: Xenu ...
Dec 21, 2000 Brained — New Times Los Angeles
Sep 9, 1999 Scientology's revenge — New Times Los Angeles
Dec 14, 1998 Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 8 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Arts and Entertainment Channel
Clearwater picket 1997–Xenu picketing with sign saying “L. Ron Hubbard: Psychotic CON MAN”, other picketers with signs saying “www.scientology-kills.net” “Xenu Crossing (inside a yellow sign on picket sign)”; Deana Holmes with sign saying “Did Standard Tech kill Lisa?”; lecture at Scientology church VO: While church administration is busy dealing with a steady stream of conflict, individual Scientologists are out among the people, spreading Hubbard’s word at every opportunity. MIKE RINDER: Well, you know, the aims of Scientology are a civilization without ...
Sep 1, 1998 When Scholars Know Sin — Skeptic magazine More:
skeptic.com Mar 2, 1998 Church keys programs to recruit blacks — Boston Herald More:
rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org Sep 18, 1997 Hubbard adherent's school bid on hold — Los Angeles Times (California)
Jun 1, 1997 Did Scientology strike back? — The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer
When the end finally came for the old Cult Awareness Network, it happened fast. Cynthia Kisser, CAN's executive director, struggled to stay calm as she sat in federal bankruptcy court in Chicago late last October waiting for the auction to begin. Kisser, who had spent the past nine years leading CAN's efforts to inform the public about dangerous cults, had hoped that she wouldn't have to pay much for her group's assets that day. Nor did she want much, she claims ...
May 31, 1997 CATS out of the bag [May 31, 1997, Vol. 12, No. 9] — World Magazine More: 126.96.36.199
In the early fall of 1991 Atlanta businessman Ralph Regan participated in a local radio talk show dealing with abuses by the Internal Revenue Service and problems with the federal tax system. Shortly afterward, the 35-year old nurseryman received a call from Victor Krohn, the head of Citizens for an Alternative Tax System (CATS), who asked Mr. Regan to start up an Atlanta area CATS chapter. A few months later Mr. Regan resigned his post after discovering that CATS had been ...
Jan 17, 1997 Scientologist purchases rights to identity of bankrupted anti-cult organization — Psychiatric News More:
link Dec 23, 1996 Bankrupt anti-cult group gets reprieve — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Dec 23, 1996 New Twist In Anti-Cult Saga: Foe Is Now Ally -- Bellevue Man Who Put Group Into Bankruptcy Fires Scientology Lawyer — Seattle Times
Dec 19, 1996 What's $2.995 Million Between Former Enemies? — Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times
In 1995, a jury awarded Jason Scott $5 million, ruling that his civil rights had been violated during an involuntary "deprogramming" by Rick Ross, a Phoenix resident and well-known cult expert. That judgment eventually forced Ross into bankruptcy court, put an anticult group out of business and made national news.
Last week, however, the case made a sudden and surprising about-face.
Scott and Ross reached a settlement that requires the deprogrammer to pay Scott not $3 million–his share of the judgment–but ...
Dec 1, 1996 Scientologist Buys Bankrupt Cult-Fighting Organization — Seattle Times
BARRINGTON, Ill. - For 20 years, the Cult Awareness Network ran the nation's best-known hotline for parents who grew distraught when unconventional religious groups they neither trusted nor understood suddenly won the allegiance of their children. From its offices in a Chicago suburb, the network (known as CAN) answered more than 350 telephone inquiries a week, counseled relatives at conferences attended by thousands and gave news interviews to everyone from small-town daily newspapers to "Nightline." As CAN's influence rose, so did ...
Apr 21, 1994 Church calls it quits // As Scientology backs away from critics, it may hurt in libel case — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
[Picture / Caption: RESOLUTION — "I think the judge just wanted to bring an end to this case," says Graham E. Berry, right, with Gordon J. Calhoun.] For years, the Church of Scientology has been synonymous with bitter litigation battles. But the 40-year-old religious organization, long known for its aggressive legal tactics, threw in the towel recently on a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles that it had been waging against two critics. Besides serving as a legal setback, the action in ...
Feb 25, 1994 Scientology pulls out of suit against ex-member — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Oct 31, 1992 Scientologists win a battle in long war — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Religion: Judge says Cult Awareness Network must let church members attend L.A. convention. But conference organizers fear longtime foes will disrupt activities. Members of the Church of Scientology won a court victory over a longtime foe Friday, clearing the way for a group of Scientologists to attend the Cult Awareness Network's national convention in Los Angeles next week. The ruling in Los Angeles County Superior Court is the latest development in an escalating feud between the two organizations. The battle erupted ...
Oct 7, 1992 Cult awareness group being sued — Glendale News-Press (California) More: link
Glendale News-Press (California)
Seven self-professed "parishioners" of the Church of Scientology have filed religious discrimination lawsuits against the Cult Awareness Network and five members of the group, including a Glendale resident, in Glendale Superior Court. In the lawsuits, filed Friday and Monday, the plaintiffs allege that they have been denied access to the Cult Awareness Network's national convention, to be held in November, on grounds of their religious beliefs. The seven lawsuits — practically identical except for the plaintiffs' names — claim that the ...
Nov 12, 1991 Scientologywood // Putting the CULT back in Culture — Village Voice
Russ W. Baker
And now, the next Walt Disney Studios— the Church of Scientology! That is, if entrepreneurs connected with the Hollywood based cult can muscle into the film business with their proposal to homogenize films by tailoring them to the tastes of the unwashed masses. It all began last July, when Future Films, a new, eccentric studio, began running ads in
Variety and the Hollywood Reporter touting its revolutionary ideas. No one knew what to make of it all. The grand concept, to ... Jul 8, 1991 Ex-publisher sought by creditors — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Applied Scholastics International: Form 990 filings
Citizens for an Alternative Tax System: Form 990 filings
Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (Los Angeles): Form 990 filings
Pollack Family Foundation, Inc.: Form 990 filings
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