WHITE HOUSE PETITION TO INVESTIGATE THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY - PLEASE SIGN

Graham Berry

Patron with Honors
WHITE HOUSE PETITION TO INVESTIGATE THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

PLEASE SIGN THE WHITE HOUSE PETITION TO INVESTIGATE SCIENTOLOGY ABUSES, REQUEST EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME, AND CROSS-POST THIS WHERE EVER YOU CAN.

The White House has just introduced “a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action” on many issues. If a petition receives 5,000 signatures within 30 days “it will be reviewed by the Administration and an official response will be issued. And we’ll make sure that the petition is sent to the appropriate policy makers in the Administration.” Click on https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions

We believe that we can accumulate at least 5,000 signatures within 30 days: from Anonymous, Independent Scientologists, Free Zoners, former Church of Scientology members, “the old guard of critics,” concerned citizens and others.

Please help us do so by clicking on: Short URL: http://wh.gov/4Os and Save and Share this long URL: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitio...ch-scientology-crime-fraud-and-abuse/L27wg021

Follow up emails and letters to the White House would also assist. https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/contact

Since late 2008 a significant number of former Church of Scientology senior staff members and executives have provided information to the FBI as internal whistle blowers. There is good reason to believe that Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige has used well placed Washington lawyers to cause the Department of Justice to delay and disrupt the FBI’s investigation. In the past, Miscavige’s Washington lawyers have included Monique Yingling, Esq. and her husband Gerald Feffer, Esq. who recently retired but who was a senior partner at the leading Washington law firm of Williams & Connolly. Previously he was at the Department of Justice as an assistant deputy attorney general for tax matters.

The content of the petition is self explanatory. A number of people have contributed to the content. Please excuse the density. The White House imposes a 120 character limit on the title and a 850 character limit on the content of the petition itself.

“We petition the Obama Administration to …”

EXAMINE THE GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CRIME, FRAUD AND ABUSE.

WHEREAS, the FBI has 300+ recent complaints of Scientology crimes and atrocities - human trafficking, forced abortions and civil rights violations, and the IRS has evidence of private inurement violations justifying INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS, and existing evidence on hand meets RICO statutes, WE REQUEST that the White House investigate and employ a Special Prosecutor to:

EXAMINE why, with such an abundance of RICO evidence of Scientology being a corrupt and criminal entity, no law enforcement agency has moved forward;

INVESTIGATE undue favor and pressure brought by lawyers for Scientology leader David Miscavige to stop the investigations;

EXAMINE why around the world the “church” is investigated as a criminal entity while the U.S. Government does nothing?

Short URL: http://wh.gov/4Os ; Save and Share this long URL: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitio...ch-scientology-crime-fraud-and-abuse/L27wg021
 

Karen#1

Gold Meritorious Patron
Graham,

~~ Wasn't there a previous demand for the Obama administration to Investigate Church criminality at the time of his first election ?

Can you elaborate on that ? Was there a request for Special Prosecutor to look into "Church" CRIMES?

It makes absolutely no sense that IRS Intermediate Sanctions are not happening.

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There is abundant evidence of David Miscavige living like a Saudi King.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermediate_sanctions

Intermediate sanctions is a term used in regulations enacted by the United States Internal Revenue Service that is applied to non-profit organizations who engage in transactions that inure to the benefit of a disqualified person within the organization. These regulations allow the IRS to penalize the organization and the disqualified person receiving the benefit.

Definition "Intermediate sanctions"may be imposed either in addition to or instead of revocation of the exempt status of the organization.

As I understand it, the IRS can immediately IMPOSE huge penalties for the misuse of David Miscavige and Tom Cruise for huge personal benefits on the back of the 501C3.

A $100,000 rip off from IAS funds can precipitate an immediate $300,000 fine as an "Intermediate Sanction".

A "Disqualified person" (from taking benefits)

Who is a Disqualified Person?

You are a disqualified person if you are a person who, during five years beginning after September 13, 1995, and ending on the date of the transaction in question, were in a position to exercise substantial influence over the affairs of the exempt organization. Note: You can be an individual, another organization, a partnership or unincorporated association, trust or estate.

More on Intermediate Sanctions

http://blog.savescientology.com/2011/02/the-tax-man-cometh/
 

GreyWolf

Gold Meritorious Patron
Yes! Thank you so much. I signed it. Thanks also for the base link. I will let you know on FB when I put up my petition.
 

Graham Berry

Patron with Honors
Graham,

~~ Wasn't there a previous demand for the Obama administration to Investigate Church criminality at the time of his first election ?

Can you elaborate on that ? Was there a request for Special Prosecutor to look into "Church" CRIMES?


Just after the 2008 Presidential election the Obama transition team hosted a similar petition site, a petition was submitted and was one of the petitions that obtained the most signatures. However, I could not find a reference to it through Google.
 

Graham Berry

Patron with Honors
If you are having trouble accessing the Scientology petition at the White House website we have found that this short URL works the best:

Short URL: http://wh.gov/4Os

Please use and distribute.

Thank you.
 

Sindy

Crusader
Done...can't get much easier than that...please pass on to as many as you can. It's not just exes that would like to see a big invest.
 

Purple Rain

Crusader
I'm not a US citizen but I signed. It will need a lot more people to really get behind it if it's going to reach the 5,000 target. It's such a good opportunity to let the executive know how people feel about this sort of criminal and abusive behaviour being countenanced in that country.
 

anon2019

Patron with Honors
Graham,

~~ Wasn't there a previous demand for the Obama administration to Investigate Church criminality at the time of his first election ?

Can you elaborate on that ? Was there a request for Special Prosecutor to look into "Church" CRIMES?

It was a request to revoke the tax exempt status of the church

Revoke the Tax Exempt Status of the Church of Scientology, 52470 points
The Church of Scientology was founded in the early 1950s, and quickly gained and lost its tax exempt status as a religion. The IRS ruled that the system of “fixed donations” and the services offered to the public constituted a for-profit venture, and was therefore taxable. This judgement stood the test of the courts, and was only overturned after the Church of Scientology filed more than 2,000 law suits against the IRS and individuals within the organization. Scientology leader David Miscavige met with IRS officials to negotiate their new tax deal, one which is clearly superior to those of all other religious organizations in the United States.

In the recent Skylar case, it was ruled that similar tax exemptions for religious schooling should not be allowed for the Jewish couple. Based on this ruling, it is mandatory to maintain the Establishment Clause of the Constitution that Scientology’s tax exempt status at the very least be altered so as to match those of other religions.

It is my belief, and the belief of thousands of other Americans, that the Church of Scientology is a dangerous, for-profit organization. Thousands of accusations of abuse have been leveled against the church, both domestically and internationally, and the organization has been convicted of fraud and manslaughter in some countries. Such an organization does not deserve the same tax breaks as other religions, and it certainly does not deserve better ones.

More information on the citizens briefing book can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen%27s_Briefing_Book

A PDF of the book can be found here www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/Citizens_Briefing_Book_Final2.pdf
 

Karen#1

Gold Meritorious Patron
All can sign the petition, even NON -US citizens

I'm not a US citizen but I signed. It will need a lot more people to really get behind it if it's going to reach the 5,000 target. It's such a good opportunity to let the executive know how people feel about this sort of criminal and abusive behaviour being countenanced in that country.


The White House accepts in the head count, petition signers from all countries. Aussies, British, Germans, Italians, Swiss.....ANY country


Yes, it is a sluggish start, but it is Saturday night, the worst night of all to get something going. When the Government have to release something damaging or embarrassing ~~ they do it on a Saturday, its actually the worst day of the week to gain traction.

Let's see how the week rolls out.....
 

Karen#1

Gold Meritorious Patron
+1. Important question, Graham.

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The usual crowd is not going to add up to 5,000 within 30 days. Anyone got a comm line with Tony Ortega at The Village Voice?

Paul


Paul ~~

Graham Berry was named in the top 25 and is a good friend of Tony Ortegas.

Tony even did an article on Graham 10 years ago !

Saturday night is sluggish, let's see it posted on other major boards before we determine the velocity....
 

Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
If we can create some viral emails and send them off to our contacts alerting them to this campaign we can get 5 Million signatures within 30 days. :biggrin:

Maybe also some media (like Catholic Online and others) can help us get the word out on this? :coolwink:
 

Sandie

Patron with Honors
Thanks Graham for putting up link.....DONE, hubby and I both and have passed information on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

freethinker

Sponsor
Maybe a few youtube vids titled Scientology petition for google purposes might help that contain the White House link:confused2:
If we can create some viral emails and send them off to our contacts alerting them to this campaign we can get 5 Million signatures within 30 days. :biggrin:

Maybe also some media (like Catholic Online and others) can help us get the word out on this? :coolwink:
 
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