L. Ron Hubbard, Founder
Church of Spiritual Technology (CST)
Religious Technology Center (RTC)
Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Purpose:
To maintain the purity and integrity of the "religion of Scientology," which is not the same as the "Church of Scientology" *
Can buy the trademarks & Advanced Technology from RTC for $100, effectively putting them out of business
* “That is to say, the terms ‘religion of Scientology’ and 'Church of Scientology' shall be co-terminal only so long as churches of Scientology continue, in the opinion of... the Directors and Trustees [of CST] ..., to espouse, propagate and practice the religion of Scientology.”
L. Ron Hubbard, Bylaws of CST, Article II (f)
Cross Checks
&
Balances
RTC can threaten to or revoke trademarks & Advanced Materials from CSI
CST can threaten to or buy trademarks & Advanced Materials from RTC
RTC trustees automatically disqualified if CSI revokes good standing, and is grounds for removal of RTC directors (by its trustees)
Purpose:
To maintain the ethical use of Scientology trademarks & Advanced Techology and to not permit their use in a way that damages the religion * or the repute of LRH
Purpose:
To disseminate and deliver the Tech and be the ethics and justice authority over Scientology members and groups
  • Responsible for getting the correct technology applied correctly
To See the Establishing Documents, Click the Links Below
Revocation of good standing in CSI is grounds for removal of CST general directors, but not for CST trustees & special directors
What Did LRH Intend For The Governance Of Scientology Organizations?
Structure:
3 separate boards: trustees, general & special directors
  • The board of general directors governs the affairs of CST
  • The board of trustees elect/remove general directors of CST
  • Acts of general directors need approval of special directors
  • Trustees & general directors together can override disapproval of special directors
  • Trustees and special directors are appointed for life
  • Trustees alone can elect/remove a trustee
Powers:
 
Structure:
2 boards: trustees & general directors
Structure:
2 boards: trustees & general directors
Powers:
Can revoke CSI's right to use Scientology trademarks & advanced materials
Powers:
Discipline, correct or expel Scientology members or groups
CST can threaten to or buy trademarks & Advanced Materials from RTC and then revoke CSI licenses