Scientology may have won a battle with South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, but they appear likely to loose the war.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone still standingThe episode “Trapped in the Closet,” which ridiculed Scientology and Tom Cruise, apparently was pulled Wednesday on orders from Viacom executives. Rumor has it that Tom Cruise exercised his star power to kill the re-run.

Scientology’s “Top Gun” may have scored a hit, but it looks like Cruise and his church have picked up two diehard enemies with a “cult following” of their own.

Even though Parker and Stone were apparently told to keep quiet the two have broken their silence to send a message to Scientology.

“So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun!…Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies,” reports the BBC.

This is a rather rude “South Park style” allusion to the preposterous story concocted by L. Ron Hubbard the founder of Scientology, that claims humanity’s problems are largely linked to an event that occurred 75 million years ago involving space aliens.

So where does this past week of harsh exchanges before the press, squeeze plays and spin leave South Park, Tom Cruise, Viacom, Scientology and Isaac Hayes?

Well, Matt Stone and Trey Parker come off pretty good. They did their best, but in the end apparently had no choice, other than to go along with the media bosses over at Viacom who control Comedy Central

Viacom comes across as rather gutless and willing to do almost anything to please one of its stars.

South Park has its own 'cult following'Tom Cruise has further hurt his already suffering public image and arguably alienated the younger audience he hopes to sell Mission Impossible III tickets to that watch South Park.

Scientology comes off somewhat nasty and possibly punitive without any sense of humor.

Scientology also unintentionally makes Mormons look good. After all, they didn’t go after South Park like it was some “War of the Worlds” when it was their church getting lampooned.

So it seems “Latter Day Saints” can take a joke better than Scientologists.

Isaac Hayes is unemployed.


2 comments untill now

  1. For Tom Cruise to attack South Park’s satire of Scientology is in the West the equivalent of the violent Muslim intolerance for cartoons satirizing their religion. Each share an intolerance of criticism that communicates each has some ugly fundamentalist truth to hide. Like Scientology’s “suppressive persons” and Muslims “infidels” wouldn’t have much time if either religion was running the show. It’s a pity that the greed and fear of corporate corruption has enabled the Scientology censorship agenda. South Park forever!

  2. Emmabalm @ 2006-03-19 13:14

    The Scientologists are a scary bunch. Go here and watch a bunch of documentaries or news specials on this freaky cult: