I agree, the lies and deception really irk me. There needs to be a Public Health Warning. Buyer Beware.I agree with you in that the CoS should be allowed to exist. But they shouldn't be allowed to defraud people as they've done on a routine basis for over 65 years now.
While there's some truth in what you write above, there's huge differences between the CoS and the Catholic Church.
You don't have to pay the Catholic Church hundreds of thousands of dollars to find out what their beliefs are. You can find out for free before you get involved.
You don't have to pay ANY money whatsoever to be saved in accordance with their beliefs.
They don't have mandatory events where they block the doors in case you attempt to leave before seeing the registrar, demanding you pay to buy a new building for them.
Compare what the Volunteer Ministers do compared to Catholic Charities:
Regarding the Catholic Church, its certainly less demanding and far less dangerous. The comparison is a bit unfair, since I believe Scientology to be a pop psychology multi level marketing business pretending to be a religion.