-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1Having returned to the New Hampshire from Clearwater, I wanted to comment on the legal victory and the reciprocal restraining orders handed down by Judge Penick in St. Petersburg on December 2nd.
Firstly, the open hearing before Judge Penick and his final decision were fair. That is all we ever really want from the Justice system in this country. Everybody won on this point.
Secondly, CoS Inc., its Office of Special Affairs and Mr. Howd were shut down in their violent and harassive attempts to curtail free speech against the abusive and deceptive practices of CoS Inc. This is a temporary injunction in name only against CoS Inc. because their actions which caused this injunction against them are permanently on the record and will be used by others in the future when CoS are again tempted to suppress freedom.
Thirdly, I was appropriately and temporarily restrained until May 30, 2000 from being within 10 feet of 17 CoS Inc. properties in Clearwater, Florida.
Finally, most of us on ARS came here because we were advocates of free speech and vigorously opposed the heavy handed tactics used by CoS Inc. for forty plus years to destroy our rights and the rights of anyone opposed to CoS Inc.
The Legal Victory on December 2nd in St. Petersburg, Florida went in favor of the free speech guaranteed to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That was the victory we all won in court last week. The loser was the organization we all know to be opposed to free speech when it is speech critical of their abusive and deceptive practices --- The Church of Scientology.
"That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others"
--- From the Creed of The Church of Scientology Inc.
When will their hypocrisy ever end?
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