1982, January

1982, 1.1. 

    Attorney Sherman Lenske incorporates Religious Technology Center (RTC).

    Miscavige is a Trustee of RTC, giving him the power to appoint and remove Directors.

    • Warren McShane is President.
    • Steve Marlow is Inspector General. 

    Later, Miscavige replaces Marlow with Vicki Aznaran and then replaces Vicki with Greg Wilhere. Miscavige maintains absolute control over all officers and board members of RTC by possessing undated, signed resignations of each member. 

    RTC licenses all other Scientology organizations to sell Dianetics and Scientology.

    This gives it command control over every Scientology corporation and Scientologist, (except the later formed Church of Spiritual Technology).

    RTC's Articles of Incorporation state:

    It is formed by 

    1. Terri Gamboa,
    2. David Mayo, 
    3. Norman Starkey, 
    4. Phoebe Maurer, 
    5. Lyman Spurlock, 
    6. Julia Watson, and 
    7. David Miscavige. 

    The corporate affairs shall be regulated by a Board of 7 persons who shall be designated Trustees, which Board shall have and exercise all powers given to "Directors" by California nonprofit corporate law.

    This corporation is organized and shall be operated for the primary purpose of ensuring and maintaining the purity and integrity of the religion of Scientology by acting as a vehicle for guaranteeing the ethical propagation, worship, and administration of the religious faith, doctrines and practice of Scientology, to regulate and conduct religious services for its congregation, to foster and enhance the spiritual welfare of the followers of Scientology, to espouse such evidence of the Supreme Being and human spirit as may be knowable to man and by their use to bring greater tranquility, order and survival to man in the external world, and to propagate and disseminate the Church Creed in accordance with the religious faith of Scientology as laid down by the Founder, LRH and as set forth in the by-laws.

    Article VII:

    1. To act as Trustee under any trust incidental to the principle objects of this corporation, to receive and expend funds and property subject to such trust, subject always to the terms and provisions of the instrument by which such trust is created.
    2. The corporation is to have power and authority of a head organization, to create subordinate corporations, to issue charters to such subordinate corporations and have the articles of subordinate corporations require the dissolution of such subordinate corporations whenever the charter issued by this corporation is taken away from it. Also, the assets of the subordinate corporation go to RTC upon dissolution of the subordinate corporation. 

    The corporation has no members.

    No part of its assets shall ever inure to the benefit of any private party or individual.

    If the corporation is dissolved, its assets shall be distributed to one or more nonprofit funds, foundations, trusts or corporations which are organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes and which are entitled to tax exempt status. (Criminal Track)

      Note: In an affidavit later David Miscavige says the following about RTC:

      RTC is not part of Church management, nor is it involved in the daily affairs of various Church of Scientology organizations. RTC exists to see that Dianetics and Scientology technology is safeguarded, is in good hands, and is properly used. RTC was formed with the specific purpose of seeing that the religion of Scientology was kept pure and true to the source materials of the religion.

      The authority of RTC stems from the ownership of the trademarks of Dianetics and Scientology. In brief, RTC's maintenance of these trademarks is threefold:

      1. ensuring that when something is represented as Dianetics or Scientology, that it actually is.
      2. Seeing that any organization representing itself as Dianetics or Scientology, while actually being something different, is prevented from doing so.
      3. Seeing that anyone offering Scientology, but calling it something else, is prevented from doing so.

      As Chairman of the Board he is interested in the standard application of the Scripture of Scientology as detailed in HCOP/Ls and HCOBs and the spoken words of LRH in tapes and films. He inspects and corrects departures from the standard application of the Scripture of the religion. I also ensure that any attempted perversion of the technology of Dianetics and Scientology is rapidly dealt with, to keep the religion pure so that all people may benefit from the application of Mr. Hubbard's breakthroughs in the fields of the mind, spirit and life.

      He also oversees the affairs of RTC in its function of verifying that the source writings of the religion are kept pure. This specifically includes the verification that the materials representing themselves as being Dianetics and Scientology are in fact that, and that they honestly reflect the source writings of the religion by L. Ron Hubbard.(Criminal Track)

1982, 1 January 

The Religious Technology Center (RTC) is incorporated, also a work product of Lenske, Lenske & Heller, and Sherman Lenske specifically says that L. Ron Hubbard personally approved of the incorporation of RTC. When did he personally approve it? Who contacted him? How? Where is the approval? Just how big a liar is Norman F. Starkey, "Trustee," and President of ASI, anyway? IRS gave RTC tax exemption, so IRS has a copy.  (Veritas)

1982, 7 January 

1982, 20.1.

1982, early-mid

1982, February 

1982, 2 February 

1982 ,10 February 

1982, beg./March

1982, March

1982, 4 March 

1982, 11 March 

1982, April 

1982, 1 April 

1982, 1 April (circa)

1982, 27.4.

1982, May 

    LRH executes a new will, a mere few days after the corporate restructuring had taken place. He names Pat Broeker as Executor. (However, in the 1986 last minute will, the day before his death, Norman Starkey is named as Executor).

    According to a 29 June 1992 United States Claims Court document (CST vs. United States), as part of LRH's estate planning, LRH made 3 gifts to Scientology. The first two were inter vivos, and a third was testamentary. 

    All three transfers were made, or in the case of the will, designated, in May 1982.

    First, LRH gave use of the Advanced Technology and religious marks to RTC.

    These Scientology religious marks include the terms Dianetics and Scientology and Mr. Hubbard's name, initials and signature. RTC is charged with the duty to oversee lower-ranking churches to ensure they practice Scientology in an orthodox manner. RTC gave CSI a license to use the marks with any Scientology services sold by CSI on condition that CSI recognize RTC as the final word on matters of theological orthodoxy. As required by Mr. Hubbard's gifts, RTC delegates rights to use the Advanced Technology and religious marks to qualified churches in the ecclesiastical hierarchy and then supervises their activities to ensure compliance with Scriptural requirements. In exchange for use of the marks, churches that minister the Advanced Technology pay RTC six percent of the contributions they receive.

    Although orthodoxy is not clearly defined in the records, the court notes it has at least the result of requiring all churches to buy materials licensed through CSI, the current mother church. All of LRH's works are copyrighted with formal licensing arrangements made between LRH and the distributing churches.

    LRH's gift to RTC was conditioned on RTC obtaining exemption under I.R.C. @ 501 (c)(3).

    Thus far, RTC has been found non-exempt by the Commissioner. 

    CST was created in 1982 in order to receive the second gift. LRH gave CST two options over the marks and technology which he had given to RTC. The first option is 

    1. to take control of the trademarks on published LRH works and the insignia of various organizations. 
    2. The second option is over the Advanced Technology. CST has the option, exercisable at its sole discretion, to take over use and authority of the Advanced Technology from RTC if RTC allows their use in an unorthodox manner. 

    The third gift was designated in LRH's will of 1982. In it, CST was made the conditional beneficiary of the remainder interest of LRH's personal estate, after certain bequests to family members. The CST bequest included the copyrights to LRH'' Scientology works, and certain limited rights over the marks and technology that he had retained at the time of his gift to RTC. It also included all of LRH's non-Scientology works of fiction which continue to produce royalties.

    The publishing rights and copyrights alone carry with them the rights to receive the substantial royalties which flow from sales of Scientology books and tapes to the public. These rights will provide CST with a sizeable annual income, but only if it achieves tax exempt status. These assets have not yet been distributed to CST, and they are accumulation income as part of the residual estate, which is being held by a pour-over trust. 

    The following copyrighted materials were included in LRH's bequest to CST: 

    1. HCO Policy Letters; 
    2. HCO Bulletins; 
    3. Miscellaneous directives and orders concerning ecclesiastical matters; 
    4. Tapes of lectures on Scientology and the rendering of Scientology services; 
    5. Instructional films on Scientology.

    As part of LRH's estate planning, CST was founded in 1982 by Lyman Spurlock, Meade Emory, Leon Misterek and Sherman Lenske.

    One of CST's specific duties, unique among Scientology churches, is to create and maintain an archive of scriptures for future generations. The other stated purpose behind CST was to provide LRH, then still living, with a depository for the bulk of his testamentary estate, as explained above. 

    CST's founders wanted to accomplish "the creation of an organization to which Mr. Hubbard would be willing to (and did) bequeath the bulk of his estate, and most importantly his copyrights and patents (which include copyrights to scriptures of the religion and patents on the E-Meter)."

    The four Special Directors, with the exception of Spurlock, are non-Scientologists. They must be lawyers to ensure that CST takes no action to jeopardize its tax exempt status.

    The General Directors and staff of CST must be Sea Org members in good standing. The Trustees are required to have been Scientologists for at least 8 years and must be highly trained in Scientology. They must be actively involved in giving and receiving Scientology services and train for 12 and half hours per week.

    Three of the four Trustees worked previously for Church of Scientology of California which was dismantled in 1981. Terri Gamboa is a Trustee of CST. 

    She was at the same time a Director, the President, and a shareholder of Author Services, Inc. Greg Wilhere, a Trustee of CST, was formerly an employee of the Founding Church of Scientology, CSC, and the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

    Marion Meisler is a Trustee of CST. She was at the same time an employee of ASI. Lyman Spurlock is President of CST, one of its Directors, and one of its Trustees. He is also a Trustee of RTC. As Trustee, Spurlock has the authority to elect and remove Directors who run RTC. Thus Spurlock has the ability to influence RTC's activities.

    Dan Przybylski is Vice President of CST and one of its Directors. He has been an employee of CSC, CSI, and RTC. Leo Johnson is Secretary and Nancy O' Meara is Treasurer of CST.

    CST is in the process of archiving Scientology scriptures. It has purchased several large parcels of land. Its administrative offices and main preservation facility is in San Bernardino, California. There is a 6,000 square foot preservation building and another facility will be built to house original Scientology scriptures.

    CST has purchased other sites for storage facilities. CST has archive sites in Northern California and New Mexico and has plans to acquire additional sites. Vault construction in New Mexico was begun in 1986 after construction of staff living quarters, access roads and water supply. Underground tunnels are being dug at the New Mexico site. Vault construction at San Bernardino and Northern California is predicted to cost over 5 million. 

    CST intends to preserve Scientology scriptures in all of the forms in which they currently exist, printed page, taped lecture and films. CST is also involved in developing new E-Meter technology.

    The stages of archiving are elaborate. First, CST must obtain the original Scientology work. Originals have been found in the possession of individuals in many different countries. In most cases, the possessors of the documents donated them to CST for preservation. CST also obtains originals from RTC.

    There are 42 LRH films and over 6500 original audio tapes to be archived. CSI is to provide a transcript of each tape to CST. (Criminal Track)

1982, 10 May 

1982, 16 May 

1982, 28 May 

1982, June 

1982, 1 June 

1982, 17 June 

1982, 18.6.

1982, July and August 

1982, 1 July

1982, 11 July 

1982, 29 July 

1982, August 

1982, 5 August 

1982, 12 August 

1982, 29.8.

1982, September 

1982, 17.10.

1982, November 

1982, 12 November 

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