PRESS RELEASE 18. Oktober 2002 (e)
This is a press release of the Dialog Zentrum Berlin.
Heimat 27, D- 14165 Berlin - Telefon +49 30/ 815 70 40 - Telefax
+49 30/ 845 09 640
Scientology's Salman Rushdie Goes Global
Gerry Armstrong announces new website defying Scientology
Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching!
The U.S.-based Scientology enterprise says that every mention
Gerry Armstrong makes of his cult experiences is worth $50,000.
Every person he assists in any way against Scientology
persecution - ka-ching! - $50,000. Every time he mentions any
Scientology organization, any of their front groups, any of their
directors, employees, volunteers, or L. Ron Hubbard, cult founder
and the creator of their "scriptures" - ka-ching! - $50,000. If
Armstrong mentions any of their private investigators, their
covert intelligence operatives, or even any of their hundreds of
lawyers - ka-ching! - another 50 grand.
And Scientology has filed a new $10 million plus lawsuit to give
credence to this monstrous value they've put on Armstrong's
This is the fifth lawsuit Scientology has filed against him to
enforce and collect the $50K per utterance penalty.
Scientology says that they can assault Armstrong, which they've
done on multiple occasions, and he can't talk about it.
They can sue him, but he may not tell anyone.
They can run covert intelligence operations on him, but he may
not inform even the authorities.
They can libel him, but he may not publicly refute the libel.
They can try to have him prosecuted on false criminal charges,
and he may not oppose their attempts.
They can ruin him utterly, and he may not say a word in defense.
Scientology says that all of its directors, employees,
volunteers, agents and lawyers can say whatever they want about
Armstrong, no matter how false or perverse, and he may not
respond. If Armstrong responds, in addition to having to pay
Scientology $50,000 per response, he is subject to being jailed
Armstrong's position is that Scientology, by judicially
prohibiting him from responding to their attacks, and punishing
him with imprisonment and fines if he does respond, has created a
new type of slavery, which has U.S. Government support in
flagrant violation of its own Constitution. Armstrong says that
because the U.S. confers on Scientology the status and privileges
of religion, what this cult is doing to him, with U.S. Government
support, is comparable to jailing and fining someone for
mentioning Christ or God or the person's religious experiences in
the Christian religion.
Since no U.S. Court would conceive of jailing and fining someone
for discussing his religious experiences in any other religion,
and since the U.S. government would not support such an obscene
concept for any other religion, the favoritism that U.S. Courts
and the Government give Scientology to persecute and enslave its
victims makes it the American State Religion. What Scientology,
with U.S. Government support, is doing to Armstrong, and hundreds
of other citizens like him, is specifically prohibited by the
Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, yet not one U.S. official has ever objected. Why?
Armstrong is now in Germany, where Scientology is seen as an
organization with criminal potential, where the nation's
Constitution is not so easily ignored, and where he has the
Constitutionally guaranteed freedom to respond to this cult's
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