Blog: Scientology's Freedom of Speech: Out of Both Sides of its Mouth - 2016-03-13

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F376.png Scientology's Freedom of Speech: Out of Both Sides of its Mouth March 13, 2016, Mike Rinder, Something Can Be Done About It

"Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Scientology is fast to claim protection under the First Amendment to the US Constitution — when it serves their purpose. Either to avoid responsibility for their actions or to try and claim some PR points as "champions of human rights." (See Freedom magazine as Exhibit 1)

Yet they are not so quick to announce their support of others' First Amendment rights if it does not forward their objectives. In fact, they will do everything in their power to prevent anyone speaking that they don't agree with. There is a great deal of evidence to support this fact, but let's just consider the recent events surrounding Phil and Willie Jones.