Group: alt.religion.scientology Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2002, 1:19pm (CDT+7) From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scientology's Salman Rushdie Goes Global
Gerry Armstrong announces new website defying Scientology suppression www.gerryarmstrong.org
Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching! http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/introduction.html
The U.S.-based Scientology enterprise says that every mention Gerry Armstrong makes of his cult experiences is worth $50,000. Every person he assists in any way against Scientology persecution - ka-ching! - $50,000. Every time he mentions any Scientology organization, any of their front groups, any of their directors, employees, volunteers, or L. Ron Hubbard, cult founder and the creator of their "scriptures" - ka-ching! - $50,000. If Armstrong mentions any of their private investigators, their covert intelligence operatives, or even any of their hundreds of lawyers - ka-ching! - another 50 grand.
And Scientology has filed a new $10 million plus lawsuit to give credence to this monstrous value they've put on Armstrong's words. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/a7/complaint-cv021632.html
This is the fifth lawsuit Scientology has filed against him to enforce and collect the $50K per utterance penalty. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/index.html
Scientology says that they can assault Armstrong, which they've done on multiple occasions, and he can't talk about it. They can sue him, but he may not tell anyone. They can run covert intelligence operations on him, but he may not inform even the authorities.
They can libel him, but he may not publicly refute the libel. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/index.html
They can try to have him prosecuted on false criminal charges, and he may not oppose their attempts. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/osa-ltr-fsb-2001-04-20a.html
They can ruin him utterly, and he may not say a word in defense.
Scientology says that all of its directors, employees, volunteers, agents and lawyers can say whatever they want about Armstrong, no matter how false or perverse, and he may not respond. If Armstrong responds, in addition to having to pay Scientology $50,000 per response, he is subject to being jailed and fined. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/a4/ord-contempt-1997-06-05.html
Armstrong's position is that Scientology, by judicially prohibiting him from responding to their attacks, and punishing him with imprisonment and fines if he does respond, has created a new type of slavery, which has U.S. Government support in flagrant violation of its own Constitution. Armstrong says that because the U.S. confers on Scientology the status and privileges of religion, what this cult is doing to him, with U.S. Government support, is comparable to jailing and fining someone for mentioning Christ or God or the person's religious experiences in the Christian religion.
Since no U.S. Court would conceive of jailing and fining someone for discussing his religious experiences in any other religion, and since the U.S. government would not support such an obscene concept for any other religion, the favoritism that U.S. Courts and the Government give Scientology to persecute and enslave its victims makes it the American State Religion.
What Scientology, with U.S. Government support, is doing to Armstrong, and hundreds of other citizens like him, is specifically prohibited by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, yet not one U.S. official has ever objected. Why?
Armstrong is now in Germany, where Scientology is seen as an organization with criminal potential, where the nation's Constitution is not so easily ignored, and where he has the Constitutionally guaranteed freedom to respond to this cult's continuing attacks. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/media/focus-2002-10-14.html
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