Anti-cult activists praise Murdoch for rejecting Scientology - 2012-07-04
MEDIA mogul Rupert Murdoch may be a villain to some on Fleet Street. But when he slammed the Church of Scientology as a "weird cult", he became a hero to anti-cult activists fighting Scientology's status in Australia as a tax-exempt religion.
Mr Murdoch was the most "significant figure" to have come out against Scientology, said Nick Xenophon, the independent South Australian senator who has championed the fight against Scientology in Australia.
He "wholeheartedly congratulated" News Ltd's chairman for his comments.