YouTube has pulled the account of popular anti-scientology channel “Xenutv1” run by Mark Bunker — just before it aired a long-anticipated three-hour interview with Jason Beghe – a film and television actor who recently came out against his former Scientology church. The church as been aggressively pursuing and threatening such sites under copyright laws to prevent the disclosure of material on the church. In the meantime, hackers have “declared war” on the Church, which they denounce as a dangerous cult.
Bunker insists that the interview has no copyrighted material and that an earlier warning was heeded about the presence of such material. Critics of Scientology see the hand of the Church, though YouTube has been pretty draconian with other controversial subjects, click here.
Bunker was first notified of a problem when he aired a bizarre video in which Tom Cruise praises the Church. Beghe has said that Tom Cruise and John Travolta believe believe that they are no longer part of the human race but a new race, click here.
For the full interview with Beghe, click here.
Notably, Bunker’s teaser for the Beghe interview received over half a million hits in just four days.
In the meantime, the Church may have irritated the wrong crowd. Hackers have declared war on the Church and are hitting its various sites, here.