Adelaide demonstration was closed down after the CofS called the Council who removed the demonstrator.
The Law Officer from the Sydney Council declined to removed me when he arrived at the scene to investigate the complaint by the CofS.
Mrs V Hanna the Australian manager of the CofS spent approximately an hour on the street talking with me and later my wife. Mrs Hanna objected to the leaflet we were distributing She advised that the claim that Scientologists are paid $40.00 per week is inaccurate. She did not dispute any other facts on the leaflet.
(the information for the claim I made came from a recent court case. The statement was made by the CofS solicitor. They lost - vexatious and frivolous. Mrs Hanna said the Scientologist was only paid $40.00 that week and in addition the Scn received food and board. I asked if she would advise the court that they had lied yet again. She advised no. I asked why the Scientologist had not paid her judgement. Mrs Hanna advised that she did not agree with the decision. It seems the CofS uses courts and law if it suits or they win - if they do not - poor decision, CofS does not obey)
Obviously I read checked and re-checked the document before distribution. Since yesterday with a further check the only error I could find was the inaccurate spelling of Dennis Erlich's name (apologies Dennis).
Mrs Hanna advised the CofS will take legal action against me.
I guess the good news is - this will be a good public forum to air the full facts about the Gosford Kidnapping under court oath. The Gosford case was referred to on the leaflet.
The number of demonstrators ranged from 1 to 6.
The small number of demonstrators was not sufficient to attract significant media coverage.
A demonstration with one person is worth while. The resulting awareness is effective.
I was very surprised at the large number of people who advised they did not want a leaflet because they (strongly) agreed with us.
The response to the demonstration was:
Somebody stole 100 leaflets in a rubber band from my bag. I like it! Good one! Yes - I do have a sense of humour.
The only criticism we received, apart from members of the CofS was --- why have you not demonstrated before????
AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DEMONSTRATION TWO YOUNG AUSTRALIANS NOW HAVE THEIR FUTURE IN THEIR OWN HANDS. This was the bonus for the day.
Scientology ]Scientology ]Scientology ]Scientology etc is ]is ] ] a ]a ] ] Wealth ]Health ]Cult of ]Free test Hazard ]Hazard ]Greed ]$us 380,000.00A small but significant number of people were initially hostile to us because they read Scientology and thought we were supporters of Scientology.
Suggestions for improvements - Please!!! Must not have Scientology at the top - must be approximately 4 words or less.
He insisted that nothing in the CofS was dynamite.
After several minutes I was still explaining the difference between explosion (bang) and exploitive (take advantage)
My daughter asked a number of questions - no to all.
My daughter has 10 years medical training and is a trainee physician (one of the difficult posts for doctors to enter in Australia) and the sad outcome was that the Scientologist did not know enough to know that he did not know anything.
When is our government going to bring responsibility into the activities of this group?
Apparently he is articulate, intelligent and outstanding.
She demonstrated solo in Adelaide until ordered off the track by the Adelaide Council
Congratulations for your courage Sue.