Thanks, Scientologists. We needed that. We knew that sooner or later youd take off those civilian clothes and wear your natural plumage. But we didnt think youd call in the TV cameras and other news media to witness your doing it.
Nothing we can write could describe Scientologists any better than they did themselves on Friday. In their attempt to point an accusing finger at the Sun, the cult further convicted itself.
The cults members are, shall we say, miffed at the Sun for telling the truth about Scientology. The wienerschnitzel follies they staged on Friday was their way of diverting attention from themselves.
Thousands of Suncoast residents switched on their TV last night and witnessed the Scientologists-Nazis. Newspaper readers awoke this morning to find the story on their front lawns.
We predict the reaction of most viewers and readers was the same as the bystander near the Sun on Friday who wanted to slug one of Ms. Reitzes Wehmacht.
He said hed fought those so-and-sos in World War II, and he was ready to do it again.
If the Sun was supposed to be intimidated by all these antics, we arent. We feel the same way about the Scientologists, only moreso.
Readers who wish to express their own feeling about Scientology may do so today at 11 a.m. at Clearwater city hall.
A rally and parade will be held. It will a chance for all of us to exercise our freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and our freedom from fear.
Persons who attend this event will be showing they are fed up with Scientologists, with out-of-town interlopers and their neo-Nazi charades, with vacant-eyed men and women who walk our downtown streets with their engrams dangling.
Friday, Clearwater got its clearest view of the Scientologists.
This morning, we hope Clearwater will show the Scientologists a clear, unmistakable view of us.