For the past 4 months I have been part of the collective known as "Anonymous" which has been peacefully protesting against the unethical and criminal abuses perpetrated by the "Church" of Scientology (CoS).
The more I read about Scientology, the more disgusted I get with them. Last month I learned that they claim to be able to "cure" being gay, as attested to by former CoS member Michael Pattinson. Aside from this reprehensible practice, they also consider homosexuals to be completely without ethics or morality.
Within Scientology there is a measure of a person’s wellness and their level of moral competency (with higher numbers equating more ethical actions). 1.5 in this scale encompasses those who threaten and rape. Homosexuals are labeled 1.1; lower than rapists. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology said "Such people should be taken from the society as rapidly as possible and uniformly institutionalized; for here is the level of the contagion of immorality, and the destruction of ethics...No social order which desires to survive dares overlook its stratum 1.1's. No social order will survive which does not remove these people from its midst."
Furthermore, according to Scientology practices, continued contact with anyone they deem unethical will stunt a church member’s spiritual advancement, and may even cause them physical harm. In a recent interview, actor Jason Beghe has said that the Church of Scientology blamed a life threatening car accident he was in on Beghe’s continued friendship with a gay man.
This is obscenely bigoted and outright false even on first glance. To make matters worse the CoS also claims
to be compatible with any sexual preference of lifestyle choices. I think all sorts of bigotry based on sexual orientation is horrible, but to deceive one's own members on the very belief system they practice is just disgusting.
There is unfortunately a LOT
more information on the CoS and their abuses. I would hate to flood all of you good people with too much information all at once.
The following is my favorite video on basic introduction to Anonymous:
I must warn that the Anonymous culture is crass and full of slurs of all sorts. This is not at all intended to be hateful in any way, it is just some strange sense of humor which has originated in order to push taboos to the extreme. In fact, despite use of terms like "f*ggot" in my own local Anonymous affiliate at very least 35% of all members are either homosexual or bisexual.
I look forward to your questions and further involvement will all of you