Re: Marty's Role in Trying to Stop the Australian Inquiry. I gave up trying to work this out years ago. There must be 30 or 40 separate jurisdictions in Europe, maybe 100 or more, counting all the lander and SSRs, and every one has a different tax law and definitions. In some cases to be a 'church' is not a big thing: anyone can just say they are a church and register. In some countries it is not a big thing to be allowed to perform marriages. Any reputable person can register. But I have seen the cult claim to be a valid religion because they perform marriages. It's meaningless. My understanding of the UK setup was that it was limited to charities in former Commonwealth countries. Every European country operates its own tax system and CoS is very clever at finding a niche as one thing or another. How does the cult manage in Germany? Do they declare all cash income? VAT? How does it manage now in France when its main activities, as far as I can understand, are illegal? I believe changing the law in Australia MIGHT change something in the UK but will not have any effect on the rest of Europe. It might not even affect Scotland since Scotland has a different tax system to England. The important one is the American IRS. So long as the alleged church is tax-exempt in the US they will be regarded as bona fide in lots of other places. If there is any long-term purpose in collecting information about this someone should set up a wiki.