Scientology: 'We like to make peace' - 1998-01-28
Continually citing the 1993 IRS decision to grant the church tax-exempt status, they compared their operations with mainline church denominations, including the Catholic Church, and compared their litigation history with that of the St. Petersburg Times.
They contend that Scientology, for an operation its size, does not litigate frequently. The tax exemption ended the need for so many courtroom battles, they insist. Before gaining the exemption, Scientology was forced to file numerous suits against the IRS, its agents and critics who were helping the IRS.