Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology ‘cult’

A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word “cult” to describe the Church of Scientology.

The unnamed youth was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial religion.

Officers confiscated a placard with the word “cult” on it from the youth, who is under 18, and a case file has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.

A date has not yet been set for him to appear in court.

Note: This article is published in the Guardian, a major UK paper with a circulation of 355,750 (according to Wikipedia.) The Guardian has previously published articles detailing the relationship between the City of London police and the Church of Scientology.