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Tom Padgett's Child Custody Case

Cultic Judicial Wisdom [NOT]

From: (The Truth)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Cultic Judicial Wisdom [NOT]
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 10:57:03 -0400 (EDT)
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Actual quotes from recorded video transcripts
in the Padgett case in Kentucky:

Civil Action No. 92-CI-00444

Presiding Judge: Charles W. Boteler, Jr.
                            KY 4th Judicial Circuit
                            Madisonville, Ky. 42431
"I don't know what a cult is!"  (In reference
to the Scientology/Dianetics mental health
"There's a good chance this case will be
appealed."  (This was 5 months prior to
evidentiary hearing, and 18 months in advance
of a final ruling.)

Motion ruling (summarized:)
'Scientology is inadmissible because
- the July 1993 deposition of Laura Padgett
- the November 1993 report of Donna Nichols,
- there's no 'snake handling' involved in their
  secular beliefs. (implying no real danger)
- 17th Century British philosopher John Locke's
   essays on religious tolerance guides the
   Commonwealth of Kentucky to accept the
    dogma of L. Ron Hubbard's church as
    unapproachable (read harmless)
- Scientology was granted a 501 (c) (3) tax
   exempt status from the IRS just five months
    earlier in October 1993
(No evidentiary hearing was conducted to
render the pre-trial judgement)

"If either party in this action has made false
statements or misrepresentations before
the Court, that the Court will have no choice
but to recommend an investigation by
the Commonwealth Attorney's Office for
possible criminal charges."

"This litigation has bankrupted your client!"
speaking to the Attorney for cult victim Tom
Padgett. (acknowledgement of the effectiveness of Co$/LRH llegal

For more on this case, and a directly related
criminal (set-up) action, GO TO:

fax# (425)795-8518

Alliance for Better Understanding of
Scientology Ethics  (A.B.U.S.E.) link to:

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