From Order of Contempt of 02-20-1998:
(b) On or about October 14, 1997, in violation of the Order, Armstrong created and caused to be widely disseminated by means of the Internet a documentary work which violated the terms of the above referenced Judgment. See Wilson declaration, Exhibit F.
From Wilson Declaration of 12-01-1997:
16. On or about October 14, 1997, in violation of the Order, Armstrong created and caused to be widely disseminated by means of the Internet a documentary work which discussed CSI and other beneficiaries of the Settlement Agreement. A true and correct copy of said documentary work is attached hereto as Exhibit [F].
From: armstr…@ntonline.com (gerry armstrong)
Subject: Re: CoS as Mafia (Was Re: Germany Starts Branding Scientologists)
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On Sun, 12 Oct 1997 04:07:54 GMT, refe…@bway.net (Diane Richardson)
>On Sun, 12 Oct 1997 01:09:47 GMT, g…@tidepool.com (Grady Ward)
>>>Do you believe that similar steps should be taken by the U.S.
>>>government? Should all businesses owned by Scientologists[tm] be
>>>labeled and prospective employees warned? What makes this different
>>No, I don’t. However I guess we both also agree that we ought to keep lawfully
>>investigating this criminal cult for the mischief that is an organic part of
>Investigating an organization is not equal to investigating
>individuals who happen to belong to the organization. The government
>can investigate individuals who belong to the Mafia if those
>individuals are suspected of criminal activity. The same goes for
>Scientologists[tm]. What the U.S. government cannot do is to label
>pejoratively all individuals who belong to a group, whether that group
>is the Mafia or the CoS.
Yes, the US can, does and should. “Gang member” is a pejorative. So is
“convicted fellon.” So is a member of the “Cultists Dedicated to the
Destruction of Sanity for Our Leaders’ Own Pernicious Purposes.” The
US uses such labels in its legal briefs and other public statements.
Scientologists, to be Scientologists, must do exactly what they’re
told to do by the cult’s leadership. That fact should be used by the
US in its legal public statements concerning Scientology, or
Scientologists acting for Scientology. The leadership of Scientology
is involved in a mafia-like criminal enterprise: fraud, extortion,
human rights abuses, etc. When the leadership eliminates all such
criminal practices from its operations the US would then be justified
in removing the pejorative label “Scientologist” from its legal public
statements concerning Scientology or Scientologists acting for
Any country is completely justified in calling Scientologists
“Scientologists” and treating them as if they are under the domination
of a cabal of criminals dedicated to the destruction of sanity in that
country’s citizens and institutions for the cabal’s own pernicious
purposes, because that is what Scientologists are. It has almost
nothing to do with the Scientologists’ “beliefs” about the “tech,”
“ARC,” or Xenu, etc., etc. Those things are just part of
Scientologists doing what they’re told to do: believe this, believe
that, don’t believe this or that, read this, say that, do this, don’t
do that, tell this lie, hurt that guy. All for the leaders’ own
pernicious purposes. That’s the danger that people in governments have
come face to face with. Germany has apparently said, “This is not
right.” The US has apparently said, “Wow, what a great idea.”
But the US is wrong. It isn’t a great idea. It isn’t right.