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[CT 8039]

Gerald Armstrong
715 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 456-8450
In Pro pria Persona

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL,
a California not-for-profit
religious corporation,

        Plaintiff,

    vs.

GERALD ARMSTRONG; MICHAEL WALTON;
THE GERALD ARMSTRONG CORPORATION
a California for-profit
corporation; DOES 1 through 100,
inclusive,

        Defendants.


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CASE NO. 157 680

DECLARATION OF
NANCY MC LEAN
IN OPPOSITION TO
MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY
ADJUDICATION OF 20TH
CAUSE OF ACTION; AND
13TH, 16TH, 17TH &
19TH CAUSES OF ACTION
OF SECOND AMENDED
COMPLAINT

Date: 4/21/95
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dept: One
Trial: 5/18/95

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[CT 8040]

 

DECLARATION OF NANCY MC LEAN

I, Nancy McLean, declare:

1. I am over the age of 18 years. I am a resident of the

Province of Ontario, Canada and I have personal knowledge of the

matters set forth herein, and if called upon as a witness herein

I could testify competently thereto.

2. I am making this declaration in support of Gerald

Armstrong whom the Scientology organization is seeking by court

order to silence.

3. I am the Nancy McLean named in the Order in the case

Nancy McLean and John McLean v. Scientology, et al. in the United

States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit dated September

17, 1991, which the Scientology uses in its efforts to silence me

and other persons with knowledge of its practices. A copy of

this order is attached hereto as Exhibit [A].

4. I was a member of Scientology in Canada from 1969

through October, 1972. During my time in Scientology I observed

considerable mistreatment of people and other organizational

illegalities. I wanted Scientology to thrive and brought my

concerns about these activities to the attention of seniors in

the organization, all the way up to Scientology's founder, L.

Ron Hubbard. My concerns were ignored, I was lied to, and I

left. I subsequently became a critic of Scientology's antisocial

and often criminal practices. As a result of my criticisms I was

declared an " enemy" and "fair game." The "fair game" policy,

which was written by Hubbard, calls for people designated as

 

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[CT 8041]

"enemies" to be tricked, sued, lied to or destroyed." I am

intimately familiar with this obnoxious policy.

5. As result of its "fair game" attacks on me and my

family, I filed a lawsuit against Scientology in 1981. This

lawsuit settled in 1986. I agreed to the monetary figure

settling the case, but would not agree to the conditions

Scientology sought to impose which would have stripped my

personal liberties. I was, however, subjected to enormous

pressure by those with control of the case, whom I believe to

have been compromised by Scientology's fair game operations. It

was well known at that time that Scientology had attempted to

entrap and compromise a federal judge sitting on Scientology

cases, and to frame and compromise other government officials,

and had infiltrated legal offices involved in Scientology

litigation. Being put in a hopeless corner, and having no other

choice, I did succumb and did sign a "settlement agreement,"

which on its face prohibited me from discussing my experiences in

Scientology, Hubbard, and the "religion" itself, and prohibited

me from possessing its writings and counseling people concerning

these writings.

6. I knew at the time that this "agreement" was illegal

because it sought to keep me silent about the criminal past of an

organization with present criminal intent, and criminal policies,

which are a threat to decent people and civilized society

everywhere. I hoped that Scientology would discontinue its "fair

game" attitude and activities after the "settlement" and I hoped

 

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[CT 8042]

for peace for all. I also felt and feel that I have a moral

obligation to counsel anyone who seeks me out concerning my

knowledge of the dangers of this organization. I continue to do

so, despite the risk its court orders and "fair game" activities

are to my freedom and life.

7. Since leaving Scientology, and through the years of

threats and attacks by this organization, a deep-felt spiritual

conviction has developed in me concerning the religious nature of

what I am involved in. Scientology claims that all of its

policies and directives, even those which order attacks on

critics, which call for using the legal system to harass innocent

people, which declare and label people "suppressive persons" and

"fair game, " which assert that people it views as "low- toned"

have no civil rights, which state that some people have no right

to life at all, all of these and more, are "religious

scriptures." Scientology claims that all of its practices are

religious in nature and protected by the US Constitution and the

laws of every country granting religious liberty. Can,

therefore, my activities, in opposing such antisocial policies

and activities, be any less religious? Indeed, they are not! My

conviction that I should speak out for freedom and against

Scientology's tyranny, is as honestly held and as religious as

the conviction of Scientology's leaders to promote and enforce

their " religious" tyranny.

8. Scientology can no more prevent me, under the laws of

civilized nations, from possessing its "scripture," or commenting

 
 

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[CT 8043]

on or counseling people about these "scriptures." or Hubbard, the

source of these "scriptures" than a Christian church can prevent

me from possessing, commenting on or counseling people about the

Holy Bible, Jesus Christ or God Almighty. I protest that

Scientology is not a church, and antithetical to religion.

However, as long as it claims to be a church and a religion, and

obtains the extraordinary benefits conferred by our laws on

churches and religions, it cannot silence me about its past, its

leader, its polices and practices, or my experiences of any kind

in it or in relation to it.

9. I am going to continue to speak freely to anyone who

seeks me out about Scientology, despite any threat from any

court, or from Scientology itself. I am going to freely possess

its " scriptures" and writings about its "scriptures," despite any

threat. I am going to counsel anyone who seeks me out concerning

my knowledge of these "scriptures" and Scientology's "religious

practices," and my "religious experiences."

I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws Canada

and the United States of America that the foregoing is true and

correct.

Executed in Sutton West, Ont, Canada

[this] April 5th [day of] , 1995.

[signed]
Nancy McLean

 

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This document in .pdf format.

 

    

Exhibit [A]
Order 09-17-1991
Nancy McLean et al. v. Church of Scientology of California

   

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