A teenager who was facing legal action for calling the Church of Scientology a “cult” has today been told he will not be taken to court.
The Crown Prosecution Service ruled the word was neither “abusive or insulting” to the church and no further action would be taken against the boy.
The unnamed 16-year-old was handed a court summons by City of London police for refusing to put down a placard saying “Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult” during a peaceful protest outside the church’s headquarters near St Paul’s Cathedral earlier this month.
This is great news for EpicNoseGuy (the 15 year old school boy in question) and for fans of free speech, which was the point of Project Chanology in the first place. Epic Win Anonymous!