Homage paid

New York Post, Gossip - Page Six , January 5, 2000
By Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Ian Spiegelman

MANY people consider the Church of Scientology to be a cult rather than a religion, but not Bill Clinton. In a recent press release, the star-studded organization lists Clinton as being "among those sending congratulations" for a "half-century of spiritual leadership," reports the Washington Post. It was under the Clinton Administration that the IRS reversed 20 years of rulings to recognize Scientology as a tax-exempt church. The Prez sent a letter thanking the followers of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard for "all your efforts to promote [religious freedom] and to build communities united in understanding, compassion and mutual respect."

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