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From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!nntp.crl.com!NewsWatcher!user Thu Oct 5 10:54:58 1995 Path: braintree!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!nntp.crl.com!NewsWatcher!user From: jmknapp@crl.com (John M. Knapp) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Gerry Armstrong: Co$ attempts to silence me! Date: 5 Oct 1995 12:39:03 GMT Organization: CRL Dialup Internet Access Lines: 194 Message-ID: NNTP-Posting-Host: crl11.crl.com Gerry Armstrong has asked me to post the following for him. I am more than pleased to help: -------- 10/3/95 Gerry Armstrong again. The hearing on Scientology's motions for summary adjudication in my case is now set for October 6, 0900 Marin County Superior Court, San Rafael, CA. Everyone is welcome! This is the order Scientology has submitted to Judge Gary W. Thomas to sign. "Defendant Gerald Armstrong, his agents, employees, and persons acting in concert or conspiracy with him are restrained and enjoined from doing directly or indirectly any of the following: 1. Voluntarily assisting any person (not a governmental organ or entity) intending to make, intending to press, intending to arbitrate, or intending to litigate a claim against any of the persons or entities referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986, regarding such claim or regarding pressing, arbitrating, or litigating it; 2. Voluntarily assisting any person (not a governmental organ or entity) defending a claim, intending to defend a claim, intending to defend an arbitration, or intending to defend any claim being pressed, made, arbitrated or litigated by any of the persons or entities referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986, regarding such claim or regarding defending, arbitrating, or litigating against it; 3. Voluntarily assisting any person (not a governmental organ or entity) arbitrating or litigating adversely to any person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986; 4. Facilitating in any manner the creation , publication, broadcast, writing, filming audio recording, video recording, electronic recording or reproduction of any kind of book, article, film, television program, radio program, treatment, declaration, screenplay or other literary, artistic or documentary work of any kind which discusses, refers to or mentions Scientology, the Church, and/or any person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986; 5. Discussing with anyone, not a member of Armstrong's immediate family or his attorney, Scientology, the Church, and/or any person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986; 6. Acquiring or creating in the future any repository, collection, or database (electronic or otherwise) of writings, recordings, documents, or books of any kind, which discuss or concern Scientology, the Church and/or any person or entityreferred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986. In addition, it is ORDERED that, within 20 days of the issuance of this Order, Armstrong shall: 1. Remove all information concerning Scientology, the Church and/or any person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986 from any and all databases, electronic or otherwise, within the possession, custody or control of FACTNet; 2. Return to the Church any documents which he now has in his possession, custody or control which discuss or concern Scientology, the Church and/or any person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" of December, 1986 , other than documents which have been filed in this litigation. It is further ORDERED that during the pendency of this litigation, documents which have been filed in this litigation may be retained by Armstrong's counsel. Those documents are to remain sealed, in the possession of Mr. Greene or any successor counsel, and may not be distributed to third parties. At the conclusion of the instant litigation, it is ORDERED that all documents from this case in counsel's possession which do not comprise counsel's work product will be delivered to counsel for plaintiff. Counsel's work product may be retained by Armstrong's counsel." The "persons or entities referred to in paragraph 1 of the "Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement" include: "officers, agents, representatives, employees, volunteers, directors, successors, assigns and legal counsel of CSI as well as the Church of Scientology of California, its officers, agents, representatives, employees, volunteers, directors, successors, assigns and legal counsel; Religious Technology Center, its officers, agents, representatives, employees, volunteers, directors, successors, assigns and legal counsel; all Scientology and Scientology affiliated organizations and entities and their officers, agents, representatives, employees, volunteers, directors, successors, assigns and legal counsel; Author Serrvices, Inc., officers, agents, representatives, employees, volunteers, directors, successors, assigns and legal counsel; L. Ron Hubbard, his heirs, beneficiaries, Estate and its executor; Author's Family Trust, its beneficiaries and its trustee; and Mary Sue Hubbard." The Scientology organization seeks not only to silence my voice of opposition to its antisocial doctrines and practices, it seeks through this case to get its hands on FACTNet's Scientology archive. These are the same materials the organization's lawyers and personnel seized in their raid on FACTNet, and which on September 15 were ordered returned to FACTNet by US DistrictCourt Judge Kane in Denver. This must not be allowed to happen. FACTNet is again at risk. Spread the word. What Scientology's leaders are doing in my case, with FACTNet, with Dennis Erlich, Arnie Lerma, Lawrence Wollersheim, Bob Penny, and with any other of their perceived critics, whom they attack and seek to silence, is in violation of the organization's own "creed," which states in significant part: "We of the Church believe: ...That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance; ...That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments; ...That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, talk freely, to write freely their opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others; ...And that no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly." CSI, the Scientology entity the organization has used to sue me, states in its by­laws at article 4: "The Church subscribes, and its object is and purposes are that all Mankind may subscribe to and practice [its] Creed." CSI then repeats the "creed" in which the above quotes appear. Scientology states in its book "What is Scientology?" that it "adopted [the "creed"] as official because it succinctly states what Scientologists believe." But it is not what Scientologists believe, or at least the Scientologists who decide what Scientologists believe and who can be one. Scientology's leaders ­ those directing its litigations and responsible for its attacks on targeted "enemies" ­ have no respect for this "creed," and violate it blatantly. Scientology submitted this creed in support of its applications for tax exempt status for its various entities. Presumably the IRS and courts accepted Scientology's assertion that this "creed" is indeed the organization's "creed," and that Scientologists have adopted and live by it. This fraud by Scientology in its applications for its tax exempt status should be exposed. Scientology's violations of its targeted "enemies'" civil rights ­ speech, religion, assembly, due process, equal protection ­ cannot be purposes for which its tax­exempt monies can legally be used. This too should be opposed and exposed. Scientology's leaders and lawyers, through the secular courts, through intimidation, dirty tricks and all other facets of their "fair game" doctrine, seek the suspension, setting aside and suppression of the rights their "creed" states that they support. They are no respecters of other people's religious practices; of other people choosing and assisting other organizations; of other people thinking, talking and writing freely; and of other people talking and writing freely on their opinions. These leaders and lawyers, arrogate to themselves the power they state in their "creed" belongs to God. They can do this, they believe with impunity, because they do not believe, nor are they permitted to believe, in God. Hubbard asserted in his writings, which Scientology claims are its "most sacred scriptures," that God is an "implant," designed to enslave man. If a Scientologist is one who believes and lives according to Scientology's "creed;" if its leaders' "enemies" live according to the "creed;" and if these leaders overtly and covertly and day in and day out violate this "creed," then who are the Scientologists? October 6 is therefore a day for all Scientologists to support their creed. It is a day for all Scientologists to show up and shut down the creed violators. It is a day for the freedoms the creed sanctifies v Be here! ---------------- end of message from Gerry Armstrong --- *What's _your_ mantra?* http://www.crl.com/~jmknapp/trancenet http://minet.org "Don't stand in front of that moving truck!" -- Joe Kellett, "A Simple, Natural Relaxation Technique?", Trancenet, 1995 Except where noted, (C)1995 John M. Knapp. All rights reserved.

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