Save Scientology: Action Series 2: CSI Independence


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Save Scientology: Action Series 2: CSI Independence
Action Series 2: CSI Independence

Posted on September 7, 2011 by admin

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LRH intended one-man rule of Scientology to end and a system of checks and balances to be implemented upon his death. Under his plan, the Church of Scientology International (CSI) is the “Mother Church,” responsible overseeing all ecclesiastical matters, including enforcement of the Justice Codes of Scientology, among other ecclesiastical matters.
Per LRH policy, for example, the Executive Director International (ED Int) is the convening authority (i.e., ecclesiastical prosecutor of Scientology Justice Codes) for worldwide matters.[1]

David Miscavige, however, rules Scientology absolutely (contrary to LRH intent).
From his position as head of RTC, he dispenses Scientology justice, and is not subject to it. In essence, Miscavige asserts that he can do no wrong and that any attempt to reform his policies and practices or restrict his powers constitutes a suppressive act.

England's King Charles I

Students of history will recognize in Miscavige’s position The Divine Right of Kings, a doctrine rooted in the medieval idea that God had bestowed earthly power to the king, just as He had given spiritual power and authority to the church, centering on the Pope. The theory of Divine Right was abandoned in England during the Glorious Revolution of 1688–89. The American and French revolutions of the late eighteenth century further weakened the theory’s appeal, and by the early twentieth century, it had been virtually abandoned.[2]

Miscavige has usurped the ecclesiastical power LRH intended for the Mother Church (CSI). It is up to Scientologists to backup LRH with our own Glorious Revolution, insisting on strict compliance to LRH’s intention for the governance of our Church.

LRH On Revolution

And don’t think LRH wouldn’t want us to revolt against a usurper who unmocked the church structure he designed to last millions of years.[3] Here is an example of LRH’s attitude on revolution by Scientologists:
We own a tremendous amount of property. We own a tremendous amount of material, and so forth. And it keeps growing. But that’s not important. When buildings get important to us, for God’s sake, some of you born revolutionists, will you please blow up central headquarters.[4]
The Mother Church

A few definitions are in order:

1. Ecclesiastical: of or pertaining to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.[5]

2. Secular: of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred.[6]

3. Scientology Scriptures: “the writings and recorded spoken words of L. Ron Hubbard with respect to Scientology and organizations formed for the purposes thereof.”[7]

LRH gave CSI – not RTC – the authority to:
oversee and manage the ecclesiastical affairs of all other churches of Scientology to ensure and maintain the purity and integrity of the religion of Scientology. Further, the Church shall be responsible for the overall propagation of the religion of Scientology throughout the World and for the enforcement of the ecclesiastical tenets of the religion as set forth in the Scriptures.[8]
Note: CSI is a hierarchal church (i.e., top down). The various delivery churches, for example: Los Angeles Org, Hamburg Org, the Flag Services Org, all Advanced Orgs, Saint Hill Orgs and missions are part of and under the CSI hierarchy.

A few examples of ecclesiastical affairs the Mother Church is supposed to oversee and manage and of tenets of the religion it is supposed to enforce:

●Ethics and Justice Codes; for example, ED Int CSI – not COB RTC, is the convening authority for worldwide matters, as mentioned above.

●Training and auditing, Scientology services, including Upper Levels; and

●Eligibility to do Upper Levels. (The International Justice Chief is a CSI position.)
On Ecclesiastical Matters, The Mother Church Rules Over RTC & CST

The authority given to CSI by LRH bears repeating, to:
oversee and manage the ecclesiastical affairs of all other churches of Scientology to ensure and maintain the purity and integrity of the religion of Scientology. Further, the Church shall be responsible for the overall propagation of the religion of Scientology throughout the World and for the enforcement of the ecclesiastical tenets of the religion as set forth in the Scriptures.[8]
The phrase all other churches of Scientology includes both RTC and CST, because each of them is a “church of Scientology.” See, their respective bylaws, Article I, 3rd paragraph, here and here, which read:

From RTC bylaws: “[T]his corporation shall support and maintain RTC as a church of Scientology in compliance with the Scriptures.”

From CST Bylaws: “[T]his corporation shall support and maintain CST as a church of Scientology in compliance with the Scriptures.”

This means that both RTC and CST – and all of their staff, officers, trustees and directors who are Scientologists – are subject to CSI’s enforcement of the ecclesiastical tenets of the religion. Not the other way around, as practiced by COB RTC.

This is one of many checks and balances LRH intended. RTC has oversight of CSI’s use of Scientology trademarks and Advanced Technology. CST has oversight of RTC, as we discussed in our previous article. And CSI has ecclesiastical authority over both RTC and CST and their staff who are Scientologists.

Miscavige Has Usurped CSI’s Ecclesiastical Authority

LRH gave RTC no ecclesiastical or justice authority over CSI. Yet, David Miscavige and his appointees have taken the following positions and done the following acts, which are all ultra vires (i.e., beyond his authority) and thus are contrary to express LRH intent for the governance of Scientology and are false data:


Authority Given RTC By LRH


The only powers bestowed on RTC by LRH are those associated with the rights to the Scientology trademarks and Advanced Technology, a bequest that became effective on LRH’s death. At the same time that LRH gave the trademarks and Advanced Course Technology to RTC, he granted CST an option to purchase those assets from RTC, for a mere $100 each.

Pursuant to LRH’s trust agreement, RTC sub-licensed the trademarks and Advanced Technology to CSI. The grant of the licenses created a licensor and licensee relationship between RTC and CSI – NOT an “owner and owned” relationship, NOT a “Manager and Managed” relationship.

And, the license agreement with CSI does not delegate CSI’s powers over ecclesiastical matters to RTC.

RTC, as licensor, has a right of inspection over CSI’s use of the trademarks and Advanced Technology. Period. RTC does not have a right to bypass CSI and engage in management of ecclesiastical affairs or to enforce the ecclesiastical tenets of the religion, which LRH reserved exclusively for CSI.

As licensor of the rights, RTC can only threaten to or (actually) rescind the license to CSI pursuant to the terms of the license agreement. It has no right to attempt to “run” CSI and any running is a violation of LRH Policy, which specifies how CSI is to be administered, and which makes no mention of RTC.

What’s Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander

To put all this in perspective, shift your viewpoint from RTC to CST. Since CST has the option to purchase from RTC the rights to the trademarks and Advanced Technology, CST can do to RTC whatever RTC can do to CSI.

So, if COB RTC can summarily remove ED Int CSI from post, order him to sec checks and banish him to the prison-like “Hole” at Int Base, as it has been alleged has done, then “COB CST” could summarily remove “COB RTC,” order him to sec checks and banish him to the Hole.

There is no such position of COB CST, just as there is no position of COB RTC, created in the RTC and CST bylaws approved by LRH.

And neither CST nor RTC have any authority over ecclesiastical matters. Both are subject to the enforcement of the tenets of Scientology by CSI.

Do you see the intent and brilliance of LRH’s system of cross checks and balances? The diagrams on our Home Page and LRH Intent may make more sense to the reader now. Please refer to them again. Then refer to the diagram in the Existing Scene. Do you see the difference?

Are you ready to get some more LRH applied to the governing organizations of Scientology?

Let’s roll.

Action Step 2

We urge Scientologists to help by doing three things:

1) Read the Demand for Compliance Audit letter to CST Special Directors. (This is not the same letter that was linked in Action Series 1.) The letter serves to put the special directors (who are licensed, compensated California lawyers) on notice of a situation involving their legal duties, and requests them to responsibly handle the situation by conducting an independent audit of CSI. The situations to be audited are specified in the letter. To view the letter click below:

Demand for Compliance Audit Letter

2) Send a letter of support to a law firm retained by us, stating your support for the Compliance Audit. (This is not the same letter that was linked in Action Series 1.) We have prepared a sample letter which can be sent anonymously. See “Instructions” below for further details and to download.

Letter of Support


Action Step 1

3) Spread the word. Inform other Scientologists you know of the situation by disseminating one-page flyers to them by: A) email, B) regular mail, or by C) simply stuffing the flyers on their windshields or in their mail boxes. The flyers are intended to alert other Scientologists to the situation we are addressing. See “Instructions” below to download the flyer.



1. Download Letter of Support. Add your name or a code name (i.e., an alias or user name) and date it, then mail it to the law firm on the letter. You do not have to provide an address on the envelope if you use a code name.
If you use a code name use something unique made up of letters and numbers, e.g. Jdoe12RC, and make a unique mark in the signature line. The code name and signature mark you use should be consistent in each letter you send. (There are more action steps to come.)

2. Create evidence. Make a copy of the letter after you fill it out, and keep it on file. This step is especially important for those using a code name. We might need to match the letters to an identity at a later date if and when we need evidence of the amount of support we have – and when people feel more comfortable doing so.

3. Download the Flyer, which is a two-page, color PDF document. This is the same flyer that was linked in Action Series 1. Email it to your Scientology friends, using an alias email account if you prefer anonymity. You can also mail it to them, or simply stuff it in their residential mail boxes or place it on the windshields of their cars. (Don’t trespass or break any laws in doing this.)

The flyer looks best in color and printed as a two-sided, one-page document. If you don’t have the capability to easily do this, we recommend you download the flyer to a flash drive and take it to a nearby Kinkos-type shop. Print it as a black & white, two-page flyer, if you must. Or print this article and distribute it. The idea is to spread the word and involve others.

4. Keep stats:# of support letters out
# of flyers to Scientologists

5. Stay tuned for Action Series 3.

[1] HCO PL 7 September 1963, Committees of Evidence, Scientology Jurisprudence, Administration Of)
[3] Yingling Declaration to IRS Court, Paragraph 13, page 6. (Note: Typo in Article III caption, CBI should be CSI.)
[4] LRH lecture, The Genus of Scientology, Anatomy of the Human Mind Congress, 31 Dec 1960
[7] CSI Bylaws, Article II, Definitions, subsection d
[8] (Emphasis added) CSI Bylaws, Article III, Purposes, section 2


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