Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be
considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The
Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes
the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the
questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to
those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Carl Kaun)
Subject: Re: $cientology Doing It Again! -Watchman Fellowship
Date: 11 Jul 1995 21:45:16 GMT
Organization: Booz-Allen & Hamilton
In-reply-to: email@example.com's message of 6 Jul 1995 16:19:20 GMT
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Changiana Saar) writes:
I spoke with Craig Branch today - he of Watchman Fellowship - to ask his
permission to post the following. He said I could, so I bring you the
latest in Scientology's barage of barratry (sp? I sure am!). This comes
from a mailer that was sent out to subscribers of the Watchman Fellowship,
and I have snipped out the parts of the mailer that didn't have anything
to do with Scientology.
Perhaps this is something that I should know, but could you provide a
sentence or two on what Watchman Fellowship is about (and why CoS
cares about them, and what part of the country they're from?
We have once again been confronted by attorneys representing Scientology.
They are alleging we have in our files and have been revealing certain of
their "trade secrets," and are violating US copyright laws. In a June 13
letter, we were notified by one of Scientology's lawyers [Changii's note:
It was Helena Kobrin] that they claim rights to "damages, an injunction,
and IMPOUNDING OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED [underlined in the
original] in perpetrating the infringing acts."
I bet Judge Whyte wouldn't sign such an order ... now.
Craig Branch, Watchman's vice president, was also served a subpena two
weeks ago when he exited a plane in Chicago. Apparently, Scientologists
already have gained access to some of our private information. They seem
to know our itinerary even down to what flights we are taking and the
content of private telephone conversations.
Do you have information that suggests they have access to other private
information? Unauthorized access/use of flight information is not good,
but it isn't in the same leage as wiretapping.
With the prayers and financial assistance of our friends and supporters,
we were able to defend ourselves from two previous attempts at lawsuits
from Scientologists. Once again I ask for your intercession on our
- James K. Walker