As reported by Tony Ortega, the Church of Scientology has moved to strike the affidavit of Mike Rinder in the Garcia case.
Essentially, the Church of Scientology wants to prevent the Garcia’s from using Rinder’s specific knowledge that Scientology created sham legal documents designed to deter and defeat refund requests from Scientologists who request refunds.
As we noted in our earlier blog entry, the entire purpose of Scientology contracts is to legally cripple its own members:
Taken altogether, the contracts of adhesion employed by the Church of Scientology constitute a pattern of bad faith, fraud, and a willful and malicious intent to deceive new members at the outset.
The real core of Scientology is composed of its malicious system of sham contracts.
The intake system used by the Church is designed to strip a person of all of their civil rights from the very beginning. The Church’s fascist demand that members forfeit their Constitutional rights as a precondition of membership and participation is an indictment of the Church as a malicious entity. The series of contracts reveal an intent on the part of the Church, its agents, and even its own clergy to harm Scientologists in various ways while attempting to evade the legal consequences of the harm the Church inflicts upon people.
Scientology’s malicious and unconscionable contracts constitute bad faith and fraud on the part of the ecclesiastical hierarchy of Scientology churches. Furthermore, the “ecclesiastical hierarchy” is nothing more than a franchise system designed to cheat and defraud customers under the ruse of selling religious goods and services,
The “Church” itself does not stand behind the goods and services it sells and will, generally speaking, not issue refund as it told the IRS. Refunds are only given if sufficient legal threat is leveled. For this reason, imo, anyone seeking a refund should instead consider suing individual churches, the Church of Scientology International, RTC, CST, and David Miscavige by name. These lawsuits should be widely publicized.
My personal emphasis in Scientology criticism long ago shifted away from space opera and celebrities and towards the legal and corporate framework — and in particular the bogus and malicious system of contracts at the heart of the Church of Scientology.
Once you strip away “Xenu and the celebrities” what is the Church of Scientology in actuality?
The answer is simple: A dishonest and greedy franchise system that hides behind malicious contracts and 501(c)3 status. Once the 501(c)3 status is revoked, the franchise system will fall apart under legal scrutiny.
Enabled and assisted in its various frauds by its cretinous and despicable non-Scientology lawyers, the Church of Scientology never discloses or makes known to new members he intrinsically dishonest nature of the Church of Scientology and its system of sham contracts, bonds, waivers, interrogations, disconnection, fines, and penalties. The unalloyed malice of the Church of Scientol0gy against its own members speaks to the inherent paranoia, deceit, aggression, and treachery of the Church.
To be as blunt as possible: You will be cheated, tricked, lied to, abused, and deceived in every way possible once you become a member of the Church of Scientology. And there is nothing you can do about it because you have signed away all of your civil rights as a precondition of joining the Church.
A Scientologist cannot sue the Church on its own terms or he or she will lose. The Church a rigged casino, a Mafia with its own rules.
Therefore, the Scientology system of contracts has to be put on trial. The system of contracts is designed to to deprive all Scientologists — Sea Org, Staff, and Publics — of their Constitutional rights.
IMO, this is the essence of the matter: The Scientology “religion” cannot be put on trial in America but its system of sham contracts can and should be put on trial.
Scientology’s motion to strike Mike Rinder’s affidavit: