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Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:53 am

In response to the petition by Scientologists to cancel Leah Remini's excellent series exposing Scientology, our friend J. Swift (Jeffrey Augustine) started a petition for the removal of the church's tax exempt status.

https://www.change.org/p/irs-commission ... mpt-status.


Please sign and pass along!
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by Scientology » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:58 am

Nice!
I had hope for something like this, but did not do how to do it.
Thank You!

SIGN IRS investigation petition & Helps Scientology to get real
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:18 pm

There are over 1200 signatures now. I hope this gets over 5,000, just to vividly show how many more critics there are than members of the church.
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by J. Swift » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:21 pm

Thanks to my good friend i'mglib for posting the link to my petition. I ask OCMB readers to please sign and share. I would like to see hundreds of thousands of signatures to send a message to the IRS and to the Church. We need everyone. You don't have to be a US citizen to sign.

Here is the logic behind my petition:

1. Shocking but true: The IRS Commissioner is one of only three people in the entire sprawling US Government who can call for an investigation into Scientology's tax exemption. I chose to petition the Commissioner for these reasons:

2. The US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin is a cabinet-level Constitutional officer who is fifth in the line of succession to the US Presidency. The Secretary is a key official in presiding over the $18.46 trillion dollar US economy. The US spends more than $500,000,000 per hour. Scientology would therefore represent, at best, a "six hour problem" for the Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin. Scientology is not worth his time or effort. Scientology is a problem he would kick down to the IRS where it properly belongs.

3. The Commissioner of Tax Exempt and Government Entities Ms. Sunita Lough can call for an investigation into the Church of Scientology's tax exemption. IMO, however, the Cult would challenge her authority based upon the case United States of America vs. Living Word Christian Center (Civil No. 08-mc-37 ADM/JJK). See my article at the Scientology Money Project on this case: https://scientologymoneyproject.com/201 ... ot-answer/ -- The Cult could lose at appeal or even at the Supreme Court but the case could eat up years and years and years.

4. The IRS Commissioner Mr. John Koskinen is the logical and appropriate official who has the legal and statutory authority to call for an investigation into the Church of Scientology's tax exemption.
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by J. Swift » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:22 pm

Here are the eleven reasons I have presented in my petition:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has the legal authority to open an investigation into the Church of Scientology's 501(c)3 tax exemption. We demand Scientology's tax exemption be investigated for the following reasons:

1. Scientology's lack of corporate governance as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption. David Miscavige is the managing agent of Scientology and has pierced all corporate veils. To this point, in the IRS' 1993 Closing Agreement with the Church of Scientology, the Final Draft of which was leaked by the Wall Street Journal in 1997, the IRS included this stipulation:

"H. Finality. This Agreement is final and conclusive except:

1. The matter is relates to may be reopened in the event of fraud, malfeasance, or misrepresentation of material fact;"


There are legitimate questions of fraud and misrepresentation of material fact by the Church in its 1991 1023 application for 501(c)3 tax exemption. Most notably, the Church represented that there was a system of corporate checks and balances in the Scientology when, as so many have alleged and shown, David Miscavige has collapsed these checks and balances and become the sole managing agent of Scientology and therefore pierced the corporate veils.

2. Scientology's refusal to grant refunds or repayments to dissatisfied members as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption.

3. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to engage in harassing former members, critics,
and journalists. One example is the use of tax-exempt dollars to create slanderous hate websites and videos against former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology's inhumane practices.

4. Scientology's internal cover-ups of child sexual abuse and rape as described by the victims of the sexual abuse and rape.

5. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to hire private investigators to spy on, stalk, and harass former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology's inhumane practices. This is Scientology's malicious policy of Fair Game and it is funded by tax-exempt dollars.

6. Scientology's abuse of US religious worker visas to recruit non-US citizens to work in the Sea Org. Once in the US, these non-Americans have their passports confiscated and are forced to work 100 hour work weeks for wages far below the poverty level. Sometimes these workers receive no pay at all for weeks or months on end.

7. Scientology's use of onerous contracts of adhesion to strip Scientologists of their legal and civil rights.

8. Scientology's use of child labor.

9. Scientology's predatory fundraising practices and use of commission salespeople to raise money.

10. Scientology's use of a system of brutal and inhumane gulags known as the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force). The RPF is a thought reform camp used to crush dissent. People in the RPF are often imprisoned for years and are stripped of their civil and legal rights.

11. The forced breaking up of families by Scientology's inhumane practice of Disconnection.
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:02 am

We are super close to 3,000 at this point--2,842!

Get all your friends to sign! Let's make this big!
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by Scientology » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:45 pm

Petitioning IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

We Demand the IRS Commissioner Begin an Investigation into Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

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Shocking But True: There are only three people in the entire US Government who can call for an investigation into Scientology’s tax exemption or that of any other church.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has the legal authority to open an investigation into the Church of Scientology's 501(c)3 tax exemption. We demand Scientology's tax exemption be investigated for the following reasons:

1. Scientology's lack of corporate governance as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption. David Miscavige is the managing agent of Scientology and has pierced all corporate veils. To this point, in the IRS' 1993 Closing Agreement with the Church of Scientology, the Final Draft of which was leaked by the Wall Street Journal in 1997, the IRS included this stipulation:
SCIENTOLOGY IRS closing agreement

"H. Finality. This Agreement is final and conclusive except:

1. The matter is relates to may be reopened in the event of fraud, malfeasance, or misrepresentation of material fact;"

There are legitimate questions of fraud and misrepresentation of material fact by the Church in its 1991 1023 application for 501(c)3 tax exemption. Most notably, the Church represented that there was a system of corporate checks and balances in the Scientology when, as so many have alleged and shown, David Miscavige has collapsed these checks and balances and become the sole managing agent of Scientology and therefore pierced the corporate veils.

2. Scientology's refusal to grant refunds or repayments to dissatisfied members as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption.

3. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to engage in harassing former members, critics, and journalists. One example is the use of tax-exempt dollars to create slanderous hate websites and videos against former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology's inhumane practices.

4. Scientology's internal cover-ups of child sexual abuse and rape as described by the victims of the sexual abuse and rape.

5. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to hire private investigators to spy on, stalk, and harass former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology's inhumane practices. This is Scientology's malicious policy of Fair Game and it is funded by tax-exempt dollars.

6. Scientology's abuse of US religious worker visas to recruit non-US citizens to work in the Sea Org. Once in the US, these non-Americans have their passports confiscated and are forced to work 100 hour work weeks for wages far below the poverty level. Sometimes these workers receive no pay at all for weeks or months on end.

7. Scientology's use of onerous contracts of adhesion to strip Scientologists of their legal and civil rights.

8. Scientology's use of child labor.

9. Scientology's predatory fundraising practices and use of commission salespeople to raise money.

10. Scientology's use of a system of brutal and inhumane gulags known as the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force). The RPF is a thought reform camp used to crush dissent. People in the RPF are often imprisoned for years and are stripped of their civil and legal rights.

11. The forced breaking up of families by Scientology's inhumane practice of Disconnection.

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About your Petitioner Jeffrey Augustine:

Author: The Scientology Money Project blog - click here to see $1.5 billion in Scientology Money!

Surviving Scientology Radio -- Podcasts on YouTube, iTunes, Soundcloud

My wife Karen de la Carriere's Surviving Scientology Channel on YouTube

Contact: scienowriter@gmail.com

Twitter: @JeffreAugustine
https://twitter.com/jeffreaugustine

Thank you for signing and sharing my petition.


This petition will be delivered to:

IRS Commissioner
John Koskinen

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Added some lines to wikipedia about the petition to IRS investigating the Scientology tax exempt, but could not add a link, the domain is blacklisted was the message i got. Maybe someone else know how to add a link at wikipedia to the petition and spread the word by adding a proper link and more material to the article? I am not all good at wikipedia so please fill in...

Linked the Scientology Suppression of Society by Not paying tax to the other
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by Wieber » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:42 pm

Try posting the link to this thread, with an explanation pointing out the link to the petition.

viewtopic.php?p=787992#p787992
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by Scientology » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:22 pm

Hmm user Guy Macon send my text to the SOAPBOX for reasons unknown and wrote

User talk:L Ron Hubbard
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Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is ElRon lives!. Guy Macon (talk) 18:14, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

ElRon lives!

We all thought that L. Ron Hubbard died in 1986, but here he is editing Wikipedia as User:L Ron Hubbard! What are the odds? --Guy Macon (talk) 18:14, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
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.... I don't know what to do about this ..
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and now BANNED, it seems that wikipedia just reacted to the username, and from that decided to 1/ soapbox the text and 2/ banning the user.. Maybe there is a lot of writing and rewriting into this articles...? I don't know, and the contribution was not a good reason for banning. It's in the history box of the article now... That's Wikipedia for me....

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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:33 am

Dunno about you getting banned from Wikipedia, scientology. Sounds shady.

I do know that the petition is at 3,520.

Let's keep it going. Get all your family and friends to SIGN SIGN SIGN!
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:37 am

Woo hoo, we're at 4097. Let's keep this going, please!

If you are here because you watched the Leah Remini series about Scientology, please consider signing this petition. Believe it or not, weirdly the "church" can charge for courses, books, auditing, etc, and still somehow be tax exempt. WTF??? It makes no sense, but they basically blackmailed the IRS into getting tax exempt status. Help get the tax exemption revoked by signing the petition.

https://www.change.org/p/irs-commission ... mpt-status
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by Scientology » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:26 am

investigate scientology IRS tax exempt - sign petition
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IRS should review Scientology tax-exempt status | Tampa Bay Times
The curtain shielding the Church of Scientology's high-pressure fundraising in Clearwater and elsewhere has been raised, and the view is not pretty. In a revealing St. Petersburg Times series, former Scientology fundraisers detail the coercive methods they used in their desperate efforts to meet weekly quotas. Former church members describe how they were repeatedly harassed into making contributions and buying Scientology materials they could not reasonably afford. The revelations warrant a review by the Internal Revenue Service of Scientology's practices and a debate in Congress about requiring more openness from religious institutions about their finances.
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editori ... us/1202497
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Editorial: Scientology should discuss Clearwater plans in public
The Church of Scientology appears determined to complete the hostile takeover of downtown Clearwater it launched four decades ago. It's latest effort has all of the familiar characteristics: Disguised property purchases, secret meetings and intimidation. Mayor George Cretekos and other City Council members should stand up to these strong-arm tactics, force the discussions into the open and not allow downtown to become a wholly owned Scientology subsidiary.
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...There is nothing to suggest Scientology is interested in being a collaborative partner with Clearwater's elected officials, or that it has the city's best interests in mind. Clearwater residents have long memories about how Scientology secretly swooped in and became the largest downtown property owner, with parcels now worth more than $260 million. More recently, Scientology opposed the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's ambitious plan to move downtown — an effort voters approved but that ultimately did not work out. The aquarium has agreed to sell a key downtown parcel it no longer needs to the city, and the City Council is scheduled to vote on that purchase March 16. That property is coveted by the church, so no wonder Miscavige is waltzing in with big ideas and probably a suitcase of cash to derail the deal and buy the parcel.
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editori ... ic/2315882
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Editorial: St. Petersburg City Council should leave campaign finance reform to Congress
It's commendable that Rice and other City Council members recognize the threat to democracy posed by so much outside money contaminating elections. But so far, St. Petersburg elections have not been awash in super PAC money. Comprehensive campaign finance reform should come from Washington or Tallahassee, and the city should focus on other priorities.
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editori ... rm/2327900
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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EDIT In perspective it could be interesting to read this Pulitzer Prize winning article from 1980 about when Scientology arrived to town

When Scientology came to town
The St. Petersburg Times wins the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its look at Scientology's arrival in Clearwater, Florida

The defendants rewarded criminal activities that ended in success and sternly rebuked those that failed.
"The standards of human conduct embodied
in such practices represent no less than
the absolute perversion of any known
ethical value system"

Bette Orsini

That's no church, they should be able to contribute to society by paying tax and behave in respect of free speech. Scientology have some heavy evil history.

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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:41 pm

ANYONE can sign this petition--not just US citizens, so please sign it wherever you are from!

Right now we are at 4711!

Last night I put in some $$ to boost the petition on Facebook, and I swear it made a big jump this morning, so if you have some cash taking up space, please consider boosting the petition (there's an option on the petition).

The difference between the anti Leah Remini petition and this one is that this one could be signed by literally millions of people if they knew about it. All the people who watch Leah's show (millions) would probably sign it in a heartbeat. So, it's not just for us hardcore critics who have been hanging around for years. Their petition, on the other hand, will ONLY be signed by the few hardcore nutjobs still in Scn who to this day haven't figured out how to google Scientology.
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by I'mglib » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:20 am

Well this is interesting! The Tampa Bay Times has a story about the dueling petitions!

http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientolog ... nd/2335085
Two dueling online petitions have emerged since the Aug. 15 premiere: one calling for the IRS to investigate Scientology's tax exempt status. That one was launched by Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology researcher and husband of former Scientologist Karen de la Carriere, who served aboard the church's ship Apollo with founder L. Ron Hubbard.

The other, launched by a teenage Scientologist in India, calls for the cancellation of the series, alleging it is a "hate show" inciting violence.

I wish they had posted a link to the petition!!!
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Re: Sign J. Swift's petition to remove tax exempt status

Post by Scientology » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:29 pm

4,936 supporters
64 needed to reach 5,000
Scientology IRS Tax Exempt Petition
If Leah Rimini mentioned this petition or started a new would be a straight way of raising attention to the point.

Scientology IRS Tax Exempt Leah Remini want action & interview with Jeffrey Augustine by debunker.
The best thing would be new eyes from new places
-the bunker
-and leah remini bringing up the topic in directly on her media channel.
what do they say?

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