In late 1994 and early 1995 a few copyright anarchists
unlawfully acquired copies of unpublished Church of
Scientology scriptures and posted them on the Internet. When
they were sued successfully by the copyright holders, these
same people embarked on an anti-religious hate campaign
utilizing Internet newsgroups, websites and the press.
One result of this campaign has been an increase in acts of
harassment and violence perpetrated against Scientologists.
Scientology churches have been vandalized and individual
Scientologists have been harassed, physically attacked and
threatened with death. When oppressive government agencies in
France and Germany sought support for their discriminatory
policies against minority religions, the same group of people
who began this chain of violence traveled to Europe to spread
Other faiths also have been the targets of anti-religious
violence. Extremists in the United States have fire-bombed
Baptist churches and have defaced Jewish synagogues.
In Europe, right-wing nationalists have openly attacked
members of other faiths and have staged violent hate
rallies. And in the East, being a member of a
"disfavored" religion has proven to be fatal. The issue
Thus, people of all faiths must unite in common support of
not merely members of their own religion, but of all
religionists. We must be vigilant in protecting the cherished
right to freedom of worship and in exposing the extremists who
spread hatred and violence.
Freedom of speech is a fundamental liberty; it is one of
the hallmarks of a free society. It is not, however, a license
to incite acts of violence through lies. And when it is abused
by people whose only intentions are to harm and destroy it is
incumbent upon honest citizens to speak out.
This web site exposes the truth about these instigators so
that no one else will succumb to their lies.
||PETTYCREW, BRUCE & KATHLEEN
||FORD COOK, VICKKI
|BERRY, GRAHAM E.
||TOURETZKY, DAVID S.
|CLARK, ROBERT W.
|COX, ELIZABETH ANN
||WHITFIELD, HANA & JERRY