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Aug 4, 1976 Scientology's Pinellas tax battle isn't the first — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The controversial Church of Scientology's failure to gain tax-exempt status for $3-million worth of Pinellas County properties is only the latest chapter in a stormy history of legal battles over taxes. And the latest battle, which opened in the county courthouse last week, appears far from over. Scientology spokesmen vow to take their Pinellas tax case to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. Pinellas officials, for their part, are just as determined to defend their denial of tax-exempt status for the ...
Jul 31, 1976 Scientology plea for tax exemption is rejected — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Jul 19, 1976 Scientology's funds in trust: Who controls the purse strings? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com May 30, 1976 26 years of Scientology — Boston Globe More: link
Boston Globe "What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you lose that you have lost everything. Nothing in Dianetics and Scientology is true for you unless you have observed it and it is true according to your observation. That is all. Our aims are a civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights and where Man is free to rise to greater heights." L. Ron Hubbard ... May 20, 1976 Scientologists review 'false reports' data — Largo Sentinel More: link
Government intelligence agencies have created and distributed false reports on the Church of Scientology for more than two decades, according to a 20-month study by an investigative panel within the religious group. Citing a documented, 380 page submission to the Church's Board of Directors, the Special Task Force on Religious Defense has charged the government with "malicious interference in the Church's affairs and with violations of its First Amendment rights," according to Kathleen Heard. The materials studied by the task force ...
Apr 5, 1976 A Sci-Fi Faith — TIME Magazine
The mystery began to unfold last fall in sleepy, sun-drenched Clearwater, Fla. The Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp. decided to buy the 270-room Fort Harrison Hotel, a downtown landmark, and a nearby bank building. Southern Land stated that the hotel would stay open, but another spokesman announced that it would become a center for the United Churches of Florida, a new ecumenical outfit that soon won endorsement from twelve local clergymen. When 200 tight-lipped strangers moved into the hotel, rumors ...
Jan 29, 1976 Church's history marked with legal battles — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 29, 1976 What is this Church of Scientology? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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