Responds to a letter dated August 1, 1968, by [Redacted]; attached.
NOTE: Battles contain no record of correspondent Lafayette Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Founding Church of Scientology has been known to the Bureau since 1951. Neither Hubbard nor the organization headed by him has been investigated by the Bureau. He has been described as “hopelessly insane” by his wife in connection with divorce proceedings. His theory of “Scientology” is an alleged science which instills self-confidence and assists in removing mental problems.
In August, 1966, the Department requested information concerning the Founding Church of Scientology, inasmuch as the Tax Division is involved in litigation as to whether or not the alleged Church of Scientology is exempt from Federal Income taxation as a religious organization. Pertinent information contained in Bufiles has been provided to the Department. This organization has also been investigated by the Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service and the Army.