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Tom Padgett's Child Custody Case

Tom Padgett Affidavit

From: (The Truth)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Theological Schizophrenia (re-post from 11/2/99)
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 13:12:27 -0400 (EDT)
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The following affidavit is yet another example
of how Scientologists use "religion" in the
courts to seek protection from due process
discovery in their alternative mental health secular practices and
activities, even in matters
of young or minor children.   On March 18, 1994,  a Kentucky Circuit
Court ruled Scientology was a protected inadmissible species of sorts
because the mother in a
custody case claimed it was her religion of
record, and therefore could not be broached!

          I, Thomas C. Padgett, of South Orleans, Massachusetts, after
being duly sworn, testify to the following as factual and true.
         On the evening of September 21, 1999, at
approximately 8 PM, I was engaged in a brief
conversation with Laura Padgett of Madisonville, KY in matters of our
children.  This was by long distance phone service. Several minutes into
the conversation, I interjected my gladness and approval for her
recently leaving the Church of Scientology and
joining the First Christian Church there in Hopkins County, Kentucky
such as purported
by her lawyer in Court and conveyed to me by
my lawyer this past summer.  Laura's exact
response was:
          "Tom, I've always been a Christian,
            I've never not been a Christian!"

         With my hand placed on the Holy Bible,
I attest to this as accurate and true.

                                       Thomas C. Padgett

Sworn and subscribed to before me on this the
9th day of October, 1999.   Furthermore, being
familiar with the voices of Thomas and Laura
Padgett, I attest that this conversation did exist
in fact and did occur indeed.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
County of Barnstable

John F. Padgett                        (seal)
Notary Public
My commission expires: 11/15/02
Summary Note:  A court gave religious protection to a mental health
practice again
as a standard legal S.O.P. of the Co$.
It took five (5) years in this case to get this
known fact to the surface!


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