Scientology Leader Wants Censorship

    The Church of Scientology's Flag Building, the centerpiece of a construction campaign for the church is seen on May 22, 2008 in Clearwater, Florida. The building occupies a full city block with a land bridge to another property, the Fort Harrison Hotel. Clearwater is the spiritual headquarters of the Scientology religion. Members of Scientology churches around the world watch satellited broadcasts of events that take place in Clearwater. A recent economic research study showed that Scientologists spend an estimated 96.7 million USD annually in direct purchases in the Clearwater community. These direct purchases result in an additional 156.8 million USD in indirect spending as this money gets re-spent in the community. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Speak no evil, pleads Scientology leader Daniele Lattanzi. In an email to Ray McKay, a “well-known OSA operative,” Lattanzi offers a step-by-step guide to censoring the image of Scientology on the Internet when covering the Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorce, claiming the media are skewing the truth of Scientology. “Well, I am not somebody that I am going to simply stand and watch a bunch of uninformed people putting my religion under the carpet,” he wrote. Marty Rathbun, who released the email and was once Tom Cruise’s spiritual mentor, calls this email attempt “like showing up to a nuclear war with a squirt gun.” The church claims it had nothing to do with the email and issued a response: “An email from a Scientologist is no more from the Church of Scientology than an email from a Catholic is from the Vatican.”

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