Thousands Plan To Protest Scientology After Anniversary of Founder's Birthday
After the previous protest a month ago by thousands of people across the world, a second, much larger protest is planned by protest group Anonymous on Saturday, March 15.
The group came to came after leaking documents that allege Scientology's involvement with fraud, conspiracy and a whole host of dirty tricks.
Most recently, a member released a series of emails which detail how Scientologists should vote, as well as who they should vote for. There is also requests to join a $1,000 a plate dinner with Ron Paul and a note not to vote for a certain member of government because they are an SP (Suppressive Person).
Yesterday, it seems, was L. Ron Hubbard's birthday. Hubbard, as most of you know, is the author of the wildly successful Dianetics and founder of the Church of Scientology, a religion in which you achieve higher faith by giving them progressively higher dollar amounts. He would have turned 97 today. Born in Tilden, Nebraska, Hubbard served in World War I, attended George Washington University, was a member of the Explorers Club, and at some point came to the conclusion that purple alien unicorns ruled the Earth many moons ago. Or something like that.
It should come as little surprise that Hubbard was born under a Pisces sun.
Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be another anti-Scientology rally at the Church of Scientology headquarters in San Francisco. The same group responsible for last month's Scientology protest, Anonymous, will serve as hosts to this rally, which is aggressively titled "Operation Party Hard." The festivities commence at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of L. Ron on Montgomery Street.
While all other web site are so busy trying to get a top listing in the search engines, we should fall very near the bottom (if we are on there at all).
Using the email address should be fine. It's really no biggie if Joe Bad guy in Boulder, Colorado figures out we are here; he still can't do anything once he gets here.
We've been working with OSA and the Scientology Parishioners League enough to know how these guys operate. We've seen what has happened to other online projects, so we feel pretty prepared to handle these guys when they show up.
I know it all sounds pretty spy vs. spy, and I have probably made too much of a big deal of the whole security thing. The simplicity of it is:
We don't want the SP's here and communicating. We don't invite them here. We don't go outof our way to tell them we are here.
If we recommend an individual to the group, it's someone we know already. Invite your friends. Don't invite your enemies.
Scientology received is second blow as Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge W. Douglas Baird rejected a second injunction filed by the Church to have protesters barred from protesting within 500 feet of the Church’s Flag Land Base Center in Clearwater, citing similar reasons as the previous request rejected by Judge Linda Allan yesterday.
Though the Tampa Bay Tribune states this second injunction differed slightly, similar assertions were cited by the CoS in its filing.
In a strange coincidence, around the same time as Judge Baird’s
ruling was given, the report of a suspicious package was reported by
the Church of Scientology at one of its local St. Petersburg orgs. It
has since been detonated using a remote robot device by a Tampa Bay
Contained in the package was a “Bible, clothing and personal items.”