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[CT 7900]

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
MARGERY WAKEFIELD
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 7901]

 

DECLARATION OF MARGERY WAKEFIELD

I, Margery Wakefield, declare:

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

the State of Florida. I have personal knowledge of the

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

could testify competently thereto.

2. I was a member of Scientology from 1968 to 1980.

3. In 1982, I filed a lawsuit, Margery Wakefield v.

Church of Scientology of California, United States District

Court for the Middle District of Florida, Case No. 82-1313-

Civ-T-10 for various wrongful acts committed against me.

4. In settlement of that case in 1986 I had to sign a

document which prohibited me from thereafter discussing

Scientology with anyone. I did not know that I was signing

away such a right, nor that Scientology could later come after

me with the aid of the courts to punish me for discussing my

knowledge of the organization.

5. After leaving Scientology I became a Christian. I

believe that I am saved by the Grace of God through my faith

in His Son Jesus Christ. I also believe that I was called to

speak out concerning the illegal practices of Scientology, its

mind control techniques, and its anti-Christian nature and

teachings. Appended hereto as Exhibit [A] is a true and correct

copy of an essay I recently wrote entitled "What Christians

Need To Know About Scientology." I have been motivated in

speaking my thoughts based on my knowledge and experiences by

 

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[CT 7902]

 

the desire to reach the minds of people who are in Scientology

and held by its anti-Christian mind control and pseudo-

scientific dogma, and the minds of people who might be drawn

into Scientology by its misrepresentations concerning its

intentions, practices and religion. I believe that it is

every Christian's motivation and desire to reach the unsaved

with the message of the true gospel and a warning about false

teachers like L. Ron Hubbard and false gospels like

Scientology. I have felt that the right to speak and teach in

this way is something that no court in this country should nor

can take away.

6. I know that Scientology says it is a religion, that

what it is engaged in is religious practice, and that all of

its writings on Scientology are religious scripture. Even

according to Scientology's use of the terms "religion" and

"religious, " therefore, I believe that under the US

Constitution I would be free to speak and could not contract

away my right to speak about those religious scriptures,

practices and experiences. But I also believe that what I

experienced in Scientology were my own religious experiences,

and what I experienced regarding Scientology after leaving are

my own religious experiences, about which I cannot be

silenced.

7. Indeed, Scientology's attacks on me and its efforts

to silence me after the "settlement" motivated me further,

even at great risk to myself and my freedoms, to do what I had

 

 

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[CT 7903]

been called to do. Appended hereto as Exhibit [B] is a true and

correct copy of a document filed in my case in 1993 by

Scientology entitled "Motion for order to show cause why

plaintiff should not be held in criminal contempt." In this

motion, which is still pending, Scientology seeks to have me

jailed for up to twenty-two years for speaking about

Scientology.

8. I want this court to know that I am at great risk in

providing Gerald Armstrong with a declaration to support his

opposition to Scientology's effort to silence him. I do not

wish Scientology to further threaten or attack me. I believe,

however, that everyone should be free to speak his thoughts,

that the knowledge Armstrong has should not be silenced, and

that the use of the courts by Scientology to silence its

perceived critics, and thus be free to promote its anti-

Christian religion should be opposed.

I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of

the United States and California that the foregoing is true

and correct.

Executed at Tampa, FL this 7th

day of April, 1995.

[signed]
Margery Wakefield

 

 
 

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  This document in .pdf format.

    

Exhibit [A]
What Christians Need To Know About Scientology
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/wakefield/christians.html

Exhibit [B]
Motion For OSC Why Plaintiff Should Not Be
Held in Criminal Contempt
02-12-1993

 

   

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