The United States does not class the notorious Scientology crime syndicate as religion, nor is the criminal enterprise reocgnized by the United States as a religion. The IRS classes the crooks as a tax exempt charity after racketeering, blackmail, and extortion the criminal enterprise committed against IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg.
On July 21st in Scientology history
Church of stars set for city
July 21, 2005, Jon Griffin, Evening Mail, Birmingham Mail
Former diocesan spokesman Arun Arora said at the time that the Church, founded by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, was "as much a religion as a dog is a vegetable".
He said Scientology was regarded by many as "little more than a cult" and had been refused recognition as a religion by the UK Charity Commissioners.
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