Scientology's Legion of Doom - 2008-02-10
If you passed the Church of Scientology's Toronto chapter at Yonge & St. Mary on Sunday, you may have momentarily entertained a dark fantasy that Tom Cruise would emerge from the masked masses amid gales of manic laughter, igniting the dissenting throng with bolts of righteous lightning.
Sadly, no such fun. Rumour has it that Mr. Cruise was under lockdown during Anonymous' global day of action against L. Ron Hubbard's brainchild. As the Toronto campaign got underway, Sunday commuters voiced solidarity with the placard-waving Vs and Vaders through their horns. "Honk for Xenu" read one such sign; "Honk if you think Scientology is silly" read another. On the other side of the street, police wedged themselves between Scientology's Toronto headquarters and a crowd that was only getting louder.