The Church of Scientology is deliberately designed to be legally confusing, evasive, and dishonest.
One example: Technically speaking, the “Church of Scientology” does not exist and never has existed. Here is what the Church told the IRS in a 1993 submission:
Captain David Miscavige cannot run a non-existent entity. Therefore, when the Church, OSA, and the Captain’s lawyers point out that Captain Miscavige does not run the “Church of Scientology” they are quite correct.
The question thus becomes: What, exactly, is Captain David Miscavige the Dictator over?
The answer is that Captain David Miscavige is the Dictator of the entire Scientology Inc. ball of wax.
Said another way, the entire Scientology Inc. ball of wax is the alter ego of Captain David Miscavige.
And yet, even saying this still does not tell us what Captain Miscavige is the Dictator over. Indeed, as we showed in another post, the Church of Scientology International (CSI) has no employees and no members. CSI is a legal entity that owns property and operates based upon a license from RTC. CSI is administered by religious volunteers who belong to two unincorporated religious orders — both of which are not legal entities and so basically do not exist in any legal sense.
Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson is now one of 22 lawyers working for David Miscavige and the other defendants in Rathbun v. Miscavige et. al. in Comal County, Texas. Mr. Jefferson stated in his recent Writ of Mandamus:
“Plaintiff asserts that Mr. Miscavige exercised control because he leads the Sea Organization, a religious order within Scientology. But the ‘Sea Org’ is not a corporate entity; it has no physical or legal existence. It is not incorporated or established pursuant to legal formalities. It has no constitution, charter or bylaws, and no formal or informal ecclesiastical, corporate, or other management structure. It has no directors, officers, managing agents, or other executives; no employees, staff members, or volunteers; no income; no disbursements, no bank accounts or other assets; no liabilities; no stationery; no office, home, address, or telephone number. It does not create or maintain any financial, personnel, or other records. It can neither give nor receive orders because it has no one to either give or receive them or to carry them out. It cannot sue or be sued. (MR1810-12 at ¶13.) The evidence Mrs. Rathbun has submitted fails to establish a prima facie basis for an alter ego finding, because none of it involves the defendants’ purported contacts relating to this suit, nor does any of it speak to the organizations’ current practices.”
- The Church of Scientology does not exist.
- The Sea Org can neither give nor receive orders because it has no one to either give or receive them or to carry them out.
- Captain Miscavige does not run the Church of Scientology.
- Captain Miscavige’s rank is only an honorary title in a legally nonexistent religious order.
The only way any of this legal tissue of lies begins to make any possible sense is when considered in terms of L. Ron Hubbard’s words about the design and construction of the Church of Scientology:
“If anybody tried to attack a Scientology organization and pick it up and move it out of the perimeter or go over the hills with it today — this happened to us once — why, they would find themselves involved in the most confounded weird mass of legal — well, it is just like quicksand. Quicksand. It’s an interesting trick. Every time they shoot at you on the right side of a horse, you’re on the left side of the horse; and then they prove conclusively you’re on the left side of the horse, you prove conclusively that you’re on the right side of the horse. They go mad after a while. This is what the basic legal structure is.”
Despite its attempts at adroit and clever legal evasion, the true construction of the Church of Scientology is known. At present, Scientology Inc. rests upon the demented psyche and character of Captain David Miscavige and his cabal of wog lawyers. This is a marriage made in hell and one guaranteed to fail at a certain threshold.
Scientology Inc. is an IRS-enabled monster on a very short leash.
The leash may even become a noose under the right circumstances.