Why did Reagan Administration grant tax-free religious status to Scientology?

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    It was reported at the time that the meeting between administration officials and Scientology officials lasted as little as 10 minutes.

    Why would Reagan grant tax-free status to a bunch of kooks?
     
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    Why would he discriminate against a religion? That's in the liberal playbook, not the conservative playbook.
     
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    Maybe the rumors of him having alzheimers were inaccurate, he was just really a scientologist.
     
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    isn't it ODD how Liberals play the First Amendment?
     
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    True, just look at fox and the right wingers going apeshit about the "ground zero mosque" that was actually a young center blocks away.
     
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    Why not a tax free status?

    It makes about as much sense as any of the other religions.
     
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    Not as odd as the Conservatives here that recognize Scientology as a legitimate religion.
     
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    Why wouldn't he?

    They're a religion, same as any other.

    Whether you worship the flying spaghetti monster or Zeus, you get tax-exempt status.

    Why was Reagan involved at all? I would assume that tax-exempt status would have been granted them from the beginning.
     
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    Because they met the Legal Requirements.

    Besides Since when does the President himself decide which new Churches get Exempt Status?

    lol
     
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    Legally; it is a legitimate religion. Do you have anything to say otherwise?
     

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