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DOCUMENT TITLE: Articles of Incorporation
SUBJECT: The Articles of Incorporation of the corporation known as "Church of Spiritual Technology" (CST), currently doing business as the "L. Ron Hubbard Library."
PARTIES: Sherman Lenske as "Incorporator;" however, Meade Emory, Leon Misterek, and Lyman D. Spurlock are all listed as "co-founders" of CST in a 1992 Claims Court ruling, and there is no question that IRS's Meade Emory was the senior party involved in creating not only CST, but all the corporations, the Wills, the trusts, and the intricate interrelationships of all those to CST.


The Church of Spiritual Technology is incorporated on 28 May 1982.

Naturally, in keeping with a clear modus operandi by the perpetrators of this massive fraud, there is a second date associated with the incorporation: the date of execution by Sherman Lenske is 27 May 1982, the day before. But the date of filing, so the official date of incorporation with the state, is 28 May 1982.

Of course all of it comes too late for the earlier frauds of a 10 May 1982 Option Agreement between "L. Ron Hubbard" and a then-non-existent CST, and the "Assignment Agreement" for the Advanced Technology wherein a then-non-existent CST was granted powerful options by Sherman Lenske. But it was all part of Meade Emory's master plan for the IRS to get control over Scientology, and Meade works in mysterious ways.

CST, though, was the crown jewel, which is why it, of the key corporations in the plan, was incorporated last. Really, the others had to come first for several reasons. One was to get the others, particularly RTC, well promoted in the public mind as the major corporations of Scientology so CST could be created in almost virtual secrecy--which it was. The second important reason was to position the other corporations for the dependencies on CST's intellectual properties that would be built into copyright and trademark license agreements, again, mainly with RTC. But RTC was set up to be completely, if secretly, under the thumb of CST's controlling interest in the most important trademarks, and CST's complete ownership of all copyrights.

CST is NOT a church; it is a CORPORATION. Ref. U.S. Claims Court No. 581-88T, Judge Bruggink:

"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... ."

The "incorporator" whose name appears on the Articles, Sherman Lenske, is soon appointed for life as one of three all-powerful "Special Directors" of CST at the signing of the CST Bylaws, along with Sherman Lenske's brother Stephen Lenske, and their law partner, Lawrence E. Heller. None of them are Scientologists.

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. At no time in the entire history of Scientology had there been such a situation of utter secrecy at the top; Scientology, from its earliest corporations, had been based almost entirely on membership in the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, International (HASI), which had previously owned all the copyrights and trademarks.

As for this IRS-created "replacement," CST, the very name "Church of Spiritual Technology" is a fraud, since, it is a corporation and not a church.

Here are the Articles:

in the office of the Secretary of State
of the State of California
MAY 28 1982

MARCH FONG EU, Secretary of State





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; and

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 individual; and

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 import.


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.


     The undersigned declares that he is the person who executed the above Articles of Incorporation, and such instrument is his act and deed.


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