The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ 'Church' of Scientology Using Courts as Tool of Censorship

Honey Buzz ~ 'Church' of Scientology Using Courts as Tool of Censorship

If you live in Clearwater, Florida, first off... sorry. Second, if you had any intention of seeing the recently released Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief in your local theater, it won't be happening. Why, you may be asking? (Actually, if you know anything about Scientology, you probably already know why, but stay with me).

Apparently, the "Church" of Scientology has levied threats against a theater if they show the film. As you do, especially if you have nothing to hide.

Going Clear (reviewed by Sci-Fi Honey Katie here), the documentary by Alex Gibney, based on the book by Lawrence Wright, sought to expose the celebrity-infested, litigation-loving "church" for its multiple human rights violations, epic misuses of the religious exemption in the United States tax code, and just general balls-out insanity. With Oscar eligibility season in full swing, HBO decided to re-release Going Clear in theaters to draw attention to the documentary once more. But the "Church," who have already fought tooth-and-nail against the film, apparently had their lawyers at the ready.

Because when Cobb Countryside 12 in Clearwater, Florida (which happens to be a town where the "Church" is based) announced a screening, it wasn't long before the screening was cancelled after the theater received threats from local Scientologists.

While a theater in the neighboring town has stepped up and agreed to show Going Clear, it doesn't change the fact that Scientologists are going around and threatening those who dare to try and show them for the questionable religious outfit that they are.

Don't live in one the cities where Going Clear is being screened? You can access the documentary via HBOGo and HBONow, and you can also pre-order the film before its October 6 release.

(Source: Cinema Blend)