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28/08/01
Mayor Bans Travolta Cult
- Livingstone condemns alien church as 'cynical'

QUESTION: What does John Travolta have in common with pigeons, apart from a funny bum-out walking style?
ANSWER: Both are persona-non-grata on Trafalgar Square, one of London's most famous landmarks.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone has been trying to clear the pigeons off Trafalgar Square for months to little obvious effect, but had more success with his strict door policy today when he banned the bizarre Scientology cult, supported by leading Hollywood actors such as Travolta and Tom Cruise, from holding a meeting under the gaze of Nelson and his column.

"Nothing about this group leads me to believe that this is anything other than a cynical method of promoting the Scientology creed," Livingstone said of the Scientologists plan to hold a so-called anti-drugs campaign on the square.

"It would not be responsible for me to allow [the square] to be used to advertise a spurious medical programme which many drugs professionals are concerned about."

The Church of Scientology was founded in the 1950s by sci-fi writer L Ron Hubbard. One of its main tenets is that human beings are descended from aliens.





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