Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be
considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The
Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes
the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the
questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to
those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95
From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!dish.news.pipex.net!pipex!warwick!bsmail!plmlp Wed Jul 12 09:50:28 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Poulter)
Subject: FLASH: Scn intimidates UK critics
Sender: email@example.com (Usenet news owner)
Organization: University of Bristol, England
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 09:43:49 GMT
Xref: news.interserv.net alt.religion.scientology:74580 uk.misc:50383
The following letter was sent last week to several families who have loved
ones in the Scientology cult.
Hodkin & Company
6 Portland Road
5 July 1995
Re "The Big Story Campaign"
We act for Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc. and
understand that you intend to participate in actions against our client as
part of something called "The Big Story Campaign".
From the information we have been supplied, it is apparent that this
"campaign" amounts to a conspiracy to injure our client, and that other
unlawful and tortious acts are planned. We note for example that one of
the goals of the campaign is to prevent people from entering Scientology
churches and missions. In addition to conspiracy to injure, these
activities may give rise to action in nuisance and trespass, as well as
defamation. They may also of course amount to public order offences.
We put you on notice that if you participate in any unlawful activities
against our client, or continue to participate in the same, legal action
will be commenced against you without further warning.
We accordingly require your written agreement that you will not engage in
any unlawful activities against our clients, including, but not limited
to, conspiring to injure, nuisance, trespass, interference and defamation.
We await to hear from you not later than noon on 7 July 1995.
Hodkin & Co. [<-that's the signature, honest!]
HODKIN & COMPANY
[P D Hodkin's Telephone and Fax numbers omitted]
[end of letter]
As you can see, it's vacuous bilge. I am told that the collective response
was a metaphorical two fingers. The recipients of these letters are just
ordinary people who don't want their loved ones to be sucked into
Scientology's collective mind. They're refusing to shut up and they
deserve our respect for this.
In a related development, one family received a visit last week from a
private investigator working for Hodkin & Co. They sent him packing, but
were naturally a bit scared by this intrusion into their private lives.
I will keep posting information of Scientology's campaign against UK
critics as I get it. Keep watching alt.religion.scientology.
MARTIN L: Postgrad. studying "Probability and Belief" at Bristol University
POULTER : KNIGHT NATASEVOLLLEWYLLOJI
WWW Home Page & Scientology Critics' OF Scientology is a dangerous cult
stuff: http://mail.bris.ac.uk/~plmlp XENU -warn your family and friends.