Sunday, February 10, 2008

So Close, And Yet So Far...

The protestors, who said they had worn masks to remain anonymous and prevent possible legal action or retribution from the church, chanted "Church on the left, cult on the right", "Religion is free" and "We want Xenu".

They also made a reference to Lisa McPherson, the US woman whose death in 1995 while under the care of a branch of the church led to a civil wrongful death lawsuit. Criminal charges filed against the church over Ms McPherson's death were dropped in 2000.

Members of the crowd said they had been told not to use "geek speek" during the protest and to put their message across as clearly as possible. They handed out flyers accusing the church of financially exploiting its followers and suppressing criticism.

Anonymous, a notorious internet group whose membership includes hackers, last month declared "war" on the church and temporarily prevented access to at least one official Scientology website. - Scientology Protests Start Across Australia

One woman died while under the care of a Scientology church? How about the MILLIONS of women and children routinely abused, molested, raped, tortured, maimed, and slaughtered by another cult?

The suppression of criticism and exploitation... Sound familiar?

Cluelessly, these protesters have chosen a benign, innocuous cult to protest. The beat goes on... More protests against non-threats, and the complete disregard of true danger.

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