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Scientology says it's just like Salvos

Title: Scientology says it's just like Salvos
Date: Monday, 28 June 2010
Publisher: Australian Associated Press (AAP)
Author: Gabrielle Dunlevy
Main source: news.smh.com.au

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The Church of Scientology has compared itself to The Salvation Army, while defending its benefit to the community in a Senate inquiry. The organisation was scrutinised by an inquiry into legislation proposed by independent senator Nick Xenophon, which would require religious groups to prove what public benefit they provide, before getting tax breaks. Its representative, Virginia Stewart, told the committee its members lent a hand in times of disaster and promoted drug-free messages. "The church believes the proposed bill is inherently ... [Read the rest at news.smh.com.au]