Another Tony Ortega exclusive: Ron Miscavige Sr., father of Scientology leader David Miscavige, is set to release his book Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me. Release date is May 3, 2016.
Published by St. Martin’s, Ron Sr.’s long-awaited book is sure to be a sensation. Assisted by Dan Koon, one of the best and smartest editors a writer in these circles could hope for, news of the book’s impending release went viral after Tony Ortega broke the story.
We at the Scientology Money Project salute Ron Miscavige Sr. for having the courage to write this book and look forward to reading it.
Will the Church of Scientology engage in Fair Game against Ron Miscavige Sr? Of course it will. However, we take a moment to remind Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs of the Department of Justice and the US Treasury Department’s interest in the IRS’ illegality doctrine as it relates to violations of public policy by tax exempt groups.
As we related in our last post, the 1994 IRS publication Illegality and Public Policy Considerations cited the Church of Scientology when discussing the IRS’ 1983 revocation of the tax exempt status of Bob Jones University:
Fair Game is a violation of public policy; specifically Fair Game is a conspiracy to “injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate” those who engage in free speech to speak out against the Church of Scientology. Title 18, Section 241 of US Code make this quite clear:
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241
Conspiracy Against Rights
This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).
Scientology policy mandates that its Office of Special Affairs spend tax exempt dollars to engage in a systematic conspiracy against the rights of persons by use of oppression, threats, and intimidation. Indeed, this is the very definition of Fair Game.
The Church of Scientology is far more at risk in terms of civil rights violations than it is at risk for inurement. Inasmuch as the IAS slush fund is legally separate from the Church, the IAS slush fund is effectively a firewall against charges of inurement. However, Fair Game is a clear civil rights violation. And to the extent that Fair Game is ordered by Miscavige and OSA and financed by IAS the corporate veils are breached. Captain Miscavige is the managing agent of the entire Scientology ball of wax.
David Miscavige has already had his father followed and stalked by heavily armed private investigators. The two PI’s were arrested with an arsenal of weapons, ammunition, and a silencer. That David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology feel the need to hire heavily armed thugs begs the question: Why is Scientology and David Miscavige so terrified?
The IRS Paper on Illegality and Public Policy Considerations: