The 1st Amendment has been getting a workout lately in San Francisco.
Scientology is currently classified as a religion by the I.R.S., so it enjoys the right to “free exercise,” and Anonymous has the right to free speech and to assemble peaceably. Fair enough.
Yesterday’s birthday celebration/protest was ably handled at the sargent level by the SFPD. Hurray for them. Next month will see more protests in front of Scientology HQ at the foot of Columbus Street. When will this end?
A birfday party at the Hilton:
The anime-inspired icon of Chanology:
Lots of CD’s of L.Ron’s words are for sale:
Is this masked individual a menace? Depends on your point of view. So far, everything has been pretty mellow in San Francisco.
|Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.|