Following their announcement earlier this week that they plan to target the opening night of Katie Holmes’ Broadway debut, Anonymous has released a press statement saying that they plan to protest at 7:30am at the Californian school facility.
The group states, “Anonymous will be holding a picket outside of the New Village Academy private school… specifically against the use of L. Ron Hubbard’s and The Church of Scientology’s Study Tech and Ethics programs the school is implementing.”
It adds, “This is in line with Anonymous’ global theme for September, ‘School’s Closed’. This month’s theme is raising awareness of how Scientology exploits children within Scientology itself, and is against Scientology influence in schools for non-Scientologists.”
Jacqueline Olivier, a spokesperson for the New Village Academy, has previously stated that the school is non-denominational saying, “We are a secular school. And just like all nonreligious independent schools, faculty and staff do not promote their own religions at school or pass on the beliefs of their particular faith to children.”
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