Blog: Scientology's Tax Exemption - 2020-11-28
I happened to pull up this posting from April 2015 and in re-reading it I thought it important enough to repost here today.
With The Aftermath on Netflix, many new people are being exposed to the horrifying truth about scientology for the first time. And many have the same question as those who have been in the know for some time. How is it that scientology can be tax exempt?
This is a pretty good essay that explains in some detail why it should NOT. And it addresses a bit why it hasn't changed. Unfortunately, with a conservative majority now firmly entrenched in the US Supreme Court, it is unlikely the third branch of government will do anything other than bolster the arguments that scientology has so successfully used to shield itself from scrutiny and having to answer for its abuses. Change is more likely going to come from the legislative branch — contacting elected officials is the most effective avenue to bring scientology to justice.