Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scientology In Hot Water Over Churchill Images

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.~ Churchill

Winston Churchill looks none too happy about his image being used to promote Scientology literature. Well it's not exactly Winston himself, but Nicholas Soames, the Conservative MP for Mid Sussex, and grandson of Churchill’s, that's not happy about it.

From the TimesOnline: The family of Winston Churchill has asked the Church of Scientology to stop using images of the former prime minister in its recruitment literature.

The controversial religious organisation has been circulating promotional material to recruit staff in the UK which includes photographs of Churchill along with quotes from some of his most famous speeches.

It has also used Churchill’s image to promote speaking engagements by its members and campaigns to raise money to create new Scientology facilities in Britain.

In the same report, Scientology spokesperson replied: The church defended its use of Churchill in its materials and accused detractors of “trying to stir up mischief”. “The use of iconic images, including those available in the public domain, to add colour is of course done very commonly.”

Those mischief stirrers Scientology is referring too are most likely these gentlemen. Only thing I can add to this is: Continue stirring in a broad circular fashion till mischief has dissolved issue at hand. Then bake at 350o till golden brown.

Bob Marley - Stir It Up

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