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RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
HOLDER OF THE DIANETICS AND SCIENTOLOGY TRADEMARKS
January 22, 1999
Mr. Bernie McCabe
Clearwater, FL 34622
Case Number CRC 98-20377-CFANO-S
Dear Mr. McCabe,
I am aware of the Williams & Connolly letter to you, but want to approach the problem from another perspective: How to achieve a peaceful resolution to the charges your office has brought against my religion.
As you know, this is not the first time I have attempted to pursue peace. I have met with your office on two occasions, first with Mr. Crow and Mr. Burgess on November l8th and second on November 23t1 with these individuals as well as Mr. McGarry and, most significantly, with you. As I pointed out to you, these meetings were preceded by other attempts to resolve matters. Indeed, I have been working with the City of Clearwater since last May to bring an end to counter-productive hostilities and prejudicial treatment of the Church and Scientologists for two decades. If there was any doubt that peace was my objective, it should have been dissipated by the cover story on me in the St.
of Sunday, October 25,1998. Even the
could not help but hear my message:
his first-ever newspaper interview Miscavige told the Times that Clearwater is the scene of ‘possibly the last long-running confiict'
for Scientology. He said he wants to take ‘big steps’ to end hostilities there.”
That is why I came to your office, almost immediately after the indictment was issued, attempting to bring about a constructive resolution to this matter. My reasons are obvious. Although I certainly do not believe the charges are well-founded, as I
communicated to you,
is happy concerning the unfortunate circumstances