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Church bid to gag critics

Title: Church bid to gag critics
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2009
Publisher: Herald Sun (Australia)
Author: Ben Butler
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THE celebrity-studded Church of Scientology in Australia wants negative media reports about the controversial religion outlawed. Scientology, which boasts members including Tom Cruise, said it wanted a law "to prevent the dissemination of anti-religious propaganda in the media, which is based on unfounded hearsay and either known or reasonably known to be untruthful". Churches and individuals who have been "defamed" should be able to sue for damages, the religious organisation said in a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Scientology ... [Read the rest at]