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Re: Church of Scientology

At 07:44 AM 9/8/96 -0700, Dale Thorn <[email protected]> wrote:
>Scuttlebut is, CoS rolled over on some pesky ultra-right-wingers as a 
>favor to Morris Dees and various scumbag associates. For this, CoS got 
>their long-awaited (40-plus years!) federal tax-free status.
>This status is big cash, so naturally, interested parties wanted to know 
>under what rules did CoS get their tax-free gift, since long-standing 
>high court decisions laid out the profit-making business plan of CoS in 
>no uncertain terms, explicit and detailed.
>Problem is, nobody was able to get the details of the policy change - 
>did CoS change their business plan, or did the fed change their rules?

This is exactly the subject of a lawsuit by Tax Analysts, Inc. against the
IRS. This is still in progress.  The cult is not a party to this suit, so they
can't bring their lawyers into this one.