Scientology answers Garcia motion: We are definitely a bona fide worldwide religion! - 2015-05-09
On April 11, we told you that Luis and Rocio Garcia had filed a pretty remarkable "motion to reconsider" after their federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology had been derailed by Judge James D. Whittemore.
Whittemore had granted Scientology's motion forcing the Garcias to pursue the matter through the church's internal arbitration scheme. In so doing, the judge had said that he made his decision based, in part, on the notion that both sides in the lawsuit had agreed that Scientology was a religion.
The Garcias objected, filing a motion to reconsider, and said they had never agreed to such a thing. In fact, they said, Scientology was not a genuine religion and they wanted the opportunity to prove it.