Schoolboy avoids prosecution for branding Scientology a 'cult' - 2008-05-23

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F345.png Schoolboy avoids prosecution for branding Scientology a 'cult' May 23, 2008, Anil Dawar, The Guardian

A teenager who was facing legal action for calling the Church of Scientology a cult has today been told he will not be taken to court.

The Crown Prosecution Service ruled the word was neither "abusive or insulting" to the church and no further action would be taken against the boy.

The unnamed 16-year-old was handed a court summons by City of London police for refusing to put down a placard saying "Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult" during a peaceful protest outside the church's headquarters near St Paul's Cathedral earlier this month.


{{cite news | first = Anil | last = Dawar | title = Schoolboy avoids prosecution for branding Scientology a 'cult' | url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/may/23/religion?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront | work = The Guardian | date = May 23, 2008 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}