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Scientologists are refused charitable status

Title: Scientologists are refused charitable status
Date: Friday, 10 December 1999
Publisher: The Independent (UK)
Author: Damien Pearse
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THE CHURCH of Scientology failed in its attempt to become a registered charity yesterday because the organisation was not of "public benefit". The Charity Commission rejected the application for charity status after detailed consideration and despite taking a "broad and flexible" view of the law, it emerged. The Church of Scientology had sought to be registered as a charity on the grounds that "it was established for the advancement of religion or to promote the moral or spiritual welfare or improvement ... [Read the rest at]