Anonymous vs. Scientology: Your Skepchick on the Scene in Boston

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Today in Boston a few hundred masked protesters gathered to tell people about Scientology’s Disconnection Policy. They started on Beacon Street in front of Scientology’s Boston headquarters, then marched up Newbury Street, through the Public Garden, and on to Boston Common. There, they gathered around the gazebo to hear two ex-Scientologists tell their stories of escaping a cult. Whether you agree with Anonymous or not, it was pretty clear they captured the public’s attention and got people talking about Scientology. More pics after the jump and on Flickr.

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. I was most pleased to see that there were even protesters out here in NZ. Scientology isn’t very big down here but it’s certainly best to stamp on it before it can properly take root.

  2. Wow! The point is that with Tom Cruise and cute little Katie and Suri, you get this whole “Scientology is a happy little home life”.

  3. I should note that I’m not in any of these photos, always behind the camera.

    Kitty, I dunno. I think that people now openly speculate about Tom Cruise’s mental health, especially ever since the infamous Oprah Couch-Jumping episode.

    That is a damned cute baby, though. Xenu bless her.

  4. Philly was pretty fun it got moved to today. We had members from Boston, NYC, and DC. We didn’t see any scientologists since we weren’t outside an actual church, more or less a storefront with offices above and to the left of it. Everybody there was really nice, it was a really relaxed. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my camera .

  5. Just a note to tell you guys that anonymous movement is super awesome and yay!!! Keep it up!!! Just be careful when you are out and about picketing or taking part… I know from some very reliable sources that the scientology camp has hired its own PI’s to pose as anonymous members to try to get any info that they can for their usual try to sue people and slander scare tactics. So hey just be “anonymous” and don’t give out any of your personal info to anyone but PLEASE keep it up….and again Yay for anonymous!!

  6. Tom’s just another ADHD co-morbid OCD type who’s found a system that explains away his childhood labels and feeds his voracious need for self approval and being the center of attention. Hell, religions gotta be better than hard work and finding the right medication!!

    Three cheers for Anon!!!

  7. James at first I seriously thought you were talking about me which confused the hell out of me. I was like how does he know I have ADHD.

  8. The Boston headquarters are two blocks from my house. It’s always interesting to walk by (they seem to protest at least monthly every Saturday) and see a couple hundred people with Guy Fawkes masks.

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