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CST Legal Papers 02 Articles of Incorporation
13 Apr 2000 08:31:11 -0000


1. These are the Articles of Incorporation for the CORPORATION known as "Church of Spiritual Technology" (CST).

2. The date of execution is 27 May 1982. The date of filing is 28 May 1982. Note that this is AFTER the earlier Assignment Agreement (See "CST Legal Papers 01 Assignment Agreement") where a fictional, non-existent "CST" was granted powerful options by Sherman Lenske.

3. The person signing as "Incorporator" is Sherman Lenske, an attorney who is not a Scientologist, and who also made himself a "Special Director" of CST. (See "CST Legal Papers 03 Bylaws")

4. CST is NOT a church; it is a CORPORATION. Ref. U.S. Claims Court No. 581-88T, Judge Bruggink (See "CST Legal Papers 07 Claims Court Excerpts"):

"CST is not a church...CST represents that it is a religious corporation organized to accomplish the activities of a church. Despite its name, CST is not itself a church... ."

5. Note that "ARTICLE VI, Members of the Corporation" says that there shall be no members. This, under California law, prevents anyone but the directors and officers and "Special Directors" from having access to the records of the corporation.

6. The name "Church of Spiritual Technology" is a fraud, since it is a CORPORATION and NOT a church. (See also "CST Legal Papers 03 Bylaws")

Here are the Articles of Incorporation:


[STAMP]: -------------------------------- ENDORSED
in the office of the Secretary of State
of the State of California
MAY 28 1982

MARCH FONG EU, Secretary of State ----------------------------------- [END STAMP]





Name of the Corporation

The name of the corporation shall be Church of Spiritual Technology.


Duration of the Corporation

The duration of the corporation shall be perpetual.


Purpose of the Corporation

The corporation is a religious Corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes. Specifically its purpose is to espouse, present, propagate, practice, ensure, and maintain the purity and integrity of the religion of Scientology, as the same has been developed and may be further developed by L. Ron Hubbard to the and that any person wishing to, and participating in Scientology may derive the greatest possible good of the spiritual awareness his Beingness, Doingness and Knowingness. More particularly, the corporation is formed for the purpose of providing a corporate organization through which and by means of which the operations and activities of a church, may be accomplished. Its purpose is to protect and preserve the religion of Scientology through establishment of religious scholarship funds, museums, librarys [sic] and such other institutions which will ensure the benefits of Scientology to future generations. More particularly, the corporation is formed for the accomplishment, without limitation, of the following more specific Purposes:

a. To serve as a means of promulgating, preserving and administering the religious faith of Scientology throughout the World; and

b. To regulate and conduct religious services, including services, [sic] for its parishioners; and

c. To conduct religious and educational activities of various kinds; and

d. To foster and enhance the spiritual welfare of its followers, which shall be deemed to be Scientologists throughout the world.


Power of the Corporation and Limitations Thereon

In the conduct of its activities and the accomplishment of its purposes, the corporation shall have, shall enjoy, and may exercise, to their fullest extent, all powers which nonprofit corporations are permitted by law to have and to enjoy; PROVIDED HOWEVER, that:

a. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to religious purposes, and no part of the income or assets of the corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any private party or individual; and

b. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to attempts to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office; and

c. The corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or successor statutes of similar import; and

d. The corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation described in Section 170(c)(2), contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or successor statutes of similar import.


Initial Agent for Service of Process

The name and address in this state of the corporation's initial agent for service of process is SHERMAN D. LENSKE, 6400 Canoga Avenue, Suite 315, Woodland Hills, California 91367.


Members of the Corporation

This corporation shall have no members.


Disposition of the Corporation's Assets Upon Dissolution

In keeping with the religious purposes to which the corporation's property is irrevocably dedicated, upon the winding up and dissolution of the corporation, and after payment or adequate provision is made for its debts and obligations, the corporation's remaining assets shall be distributed to one or more nonprofit funds, foundations, trusts or corporations which are organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes, and which have established or are entitled to receive tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or successor statutes of similar import.


Amendment of the Corporation's Articles Of Incorporation

Notwithstanding any provision of the law permitting their amendment upon the affirmative act of less than all of the corporation's incumbent directors, the articles of incorporation of this corporation may be amended only upon the unanimous vote of all the Directors of the corporation then incumbent.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we and each of us, have subscribed these Articles of Incorporation, in duplicate, on this, the 27th day of May, 1982.


The undersigned declares that he is the person who executed the above Articles of Incorporation, and such instrument is his act and deed.



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