Monday, October 04, 2010

Scientology, officially stupid?

Councillor John Dixon of Cardiff is a keen twitter user, unfortunately for him he made a tweet about the "Church" of Scientology in which he said,

"I didn't know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off."

Now to the rest of the world this seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to say, in fact when you think about it, this should probably be compulsory advice freely available on the NHS! But those ever litigious Scientologists were keen to prove that this comment represented some kind of criminal act, according to a spokesman for the organisation one of their brethren decided to sue Mr Dixon claiming he was "personally insulted". Clearly the impulse to silence critics using the legal system runs deep through their membership and their intolerance to free speech is as legendary as ever.

Fortunately though, common sense has prevailed and a standards and ethics committee has dropped the charges, I'm not sure where this leaves the people that bought this case, officially stupid I guess?

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