IRS, Scientology End Their 'Wars' -- Church And Its Corporations Are Granted Tax-Exempt Status - 1993-10-13
With that contentious history as a backdrop, Scientology's top official, David Miscavige, called followers together last weekend at the Los Angeles Sports Arena to announce the milestone exemptions. Reporters and other non-Scientologists were barred from attending.
"The war is over!" Miscavige proclaimed at the event, according to a document labeled "Executive Directive No. 750" of the Religious Technology Center. "We have brought to an end 40 years of suppression of Scientology and Scientologists. Any discrimination or biased or unfair treatment of Scientologists by the IRS is over. . . . Our road to infinite expansion is now wide open."