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January 30, 2020

Victory for Religious Freedom: Sanctity of Religious Covenants Upheld 

On the morning of January 30, the Superior Court of California rejected the request by Valerie Haney to nullify religious arbitration provisions in her signed covenants with the Church of Scientology. 

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“Today is a total victory for religious freedom,” said International STAND Director Edward Parkin. “The Superior Court of California’s decision to uphold the sanctity with which religious agreements are born is a vindication for truth, decency, honor and integrity over lies, deceit, subterfuge and fraud. Truth always prevails in the end.”


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