Date: 13 Apr 2000 08:31:11 -0000
From: Anonymous-Remailer@See.Comment.Header (Legal Archives)
Subject: CST Legal Papers 02 Articles of Incorporation
1. These are the Articles of Incorporation for the CORPORATION known
as "Church of Spiritual Technology" (CST).
2. The date of execution is 27 May 1982. The date of filing is 28 May
1982. Note that this is AFTER the earlier Assignment Agreement (See
"CST Legal Papers 01 Assignment Agreement") where a fictional,
non-existent "CST" was granted powerful options by Sherman Lenske.
3. The person signing as "Incorporator" is Sherman Lenske, an attorney
who is not a Scientologist, and who also made himself a "Special
Director" of CST. (See "CST Legal Papers 03 Bylaws")
4. CST is NOT a church; it is a CORPORATION. Ref. U.S. Claims Court
No. 581-88T, Judge Bruggink (See "CST Legal Papers 07 Claims Court
"CST is not a church...CST represents that it
is a religious corporation organized to
accomplish the activities of a church. Despite
its name, CST is not itself a church... ."
5. Note that "ARTICLE VI, Members of the Corporation" says that there
shall be no members. This, under California law, prevents anyone but
the directors and officers and "Special Directors" from having access
to the records of the corporation.
6. The name "Church of Spiritual Technology" is a fraud, since it is a
CORPORATION and NOT a church. (See also "CST Legal Papers 03 Bylaws")
Here are the Articles of Incorporation:
in the office of the Secretary of State
of the State of California
MAY 28 1982
MARCH FONG EU, Secretary of State
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
CHURCH OF SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOGY
Name of the Corporation
The name of the corporation shall be Church of Spiritual Technology.
Duration of the Corporation
The duration of the corporation shall be perpetual.
Purpose of the Corporation
The corporation is a religious Corporation and is not organized for
the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit
Religious Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes.
Specifically its purpose is to espouse, present, propagate, practice,
ensure, and maintain the purity and integrity of the religion of
Scientology, as the same has been developed and may be further
developed by L. Ron Hubbard to the and that any person wishing to, and
participating in Scientology may derive the greatest possible good of
the spiritual awareness his Beingness, Doingness and Knowingness. More
particularly, the corporation is formed for the purpose of providing a
corporate organization through which and by means of which the
operations and activities of a church, may be accomplished. Its
purpose is to protect and preserve the religion of Scientology through
establishment of religious scholarship funds, museums, librarys [sic]
and such other institutions which will ensure the benefits of
Scientology to future generations. More particularly, the corporation
is formed for the accomplishment, without limitation, of the following
more specific Purposes:
a. To serve as a means of promulgating, preserving and administering
the religious faith of Scientology throughout the World; and
b. To regulate and conduct religious services, including services,
[sic] for its parishioners; and
c. To conduct religious and educational activities of various kinds;
d. To foster and enhance the spiritual welfare of its followers, which
shall be deemed to be Scientologists throughout the world.
Power of the Corporation and Limitations Thereon
In the conduct of its activities and the accomplishment of its
purposes, the corporation shall have, shall enjoy, and may exercise,
to their fullest extent, all powers which nonprofit corporations are
permitted by law to have and to enjoy; PROVIDED HOWEVER, that:
a. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to
religious purposes, and no part of the income or assets of the
corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any private party or
b. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be
devoted to attempts to influence legislation by propaganda or
otherwise, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene,
directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of or in
opposition to any candidate for public office; and
c. The corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to
be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or successor
statutes of similar import; and
d. The corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to
be carried on by a corporation described in Section 170(c)(2),
contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(a) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or successor statutes of similar
Initial Agent for Service of Process
The name and address in this state of the corporation's initial agent
for service of process is SHERMAN D. LENSKE, 6400 Canoga Avenue, Suite
315, Woodland Hills, California 91367.
Members of the Corporation
This corporation shall have no members.
Disposition of the Corporation's Assets Upon Dissolution
In keeping with the religious purposes to which the corporation's
property is irrevocably dedicated, upon the winding up and dissolution
of the corporation, and after payment or adequate provision is made
for its debts and obligations, the corporation's remaining 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 have established or are entitled to
receive tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1954, or successor statutes of similar import.
Amendment of the Corporation's Articles Of Incorporation
Notwithstanding any provision of the law permitting their amendment
upon the affirmative act of less than all of the corporation's
incumbent directors, the articles of incorporation of this corporation
may be amended only upon the unanimous vote of all the Directors of
the corporation then incumbent.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we and each of us, have subscribed these Articles
of Incorporation, in duplicate, on this, the 27th day of May, 1982.
SHERMAN D. LENSKE,
The undersigned declares that he is the person who executed the above
Articles of Incorporation, and such instrument is his act and deed.
SHERMAN D. LENSKE