Archive Message - 1995

From braintree!!!!!janda Thu Oct 5 10:54:20 1995 Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Path: braintree!!!!!janda From: (Keith "Justified And Ancient" Cochran) Subject: Rocky Mountain News, 10/03/95... Message-ID: <> Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 13:24:38 GMT Lines: 53 Sender: [All typos mine.] Page 15A. CHURCH TELLS JUDGE THEIR SOULS AT RISK. By Sue Lindsay Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer Scientologists on Monday said they would be excommunicated and the immortality of their souls would be at risk if they followed a court order to turn over church materials to a Boulder man. Their testimony came during a hearing Monday in Denver U.S. District Court to see whether the church should be held in contempt for failing to follow a judge's order to return all property seized from former Scientologist Lawrence Wollersheim and Robert Penny. U.S. District Judge John Kane ordered the computer materials returned Sept. 12. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests for a stay of the order. But Wollersheim contends that his returned computer system doesn't work and that the disputed higher level teachings of the church were deleted. Wollersheim and church president Heber Jentzsch got into a shouting match outside the courtroom before the hearing began. "This is a $2 billion satanic church that wanted to shut us down!" Wollersheim said. "You are the criminal who has stolen these documents and you got caught," Jentzsch countered. Kane said he will rule today. The church says the materials are secret, sacred Scientology beliefs that Wollersheim and Penny were illegally distributing on the Internet in violation of copyright and trade secret laws. ---End of Article--- (1) How can you believe in reincarnation but not an immortal soul? (2) Religious beliefs should not be a defense against a court order. (Well, most of them). (3) I see that the "trade secrets" thing has popped up again. How typical. (4) I really wish they would have said which Scientologists testified. -- Attention Cult of Scientology: ...and the trade secrets vanished...


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