Many of you know that Scientologist Isaac Hays quit South Park two weeks ago, claiming he got sick of the show’s religious “intolerance.” It was obvious he left because of the Scientology episode, where Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and R. Kelly lock themselves in the closet and refuse to come out. During the episode we learn of actual Scientologist beliefs, such as how Xenu the alien overlord sent aliens to die on planet Earth, collecting their souls with a soul catcher to later inhabit humans. This happens while the tagline “THIS IS WHAT SCIENTOLOGISTS ACTUALLY BELIEVE” remains on the screen.
The show’s creators dealt two stages of severe Isaac Hays ownage. The first:
This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology… He has no problem _ and he’s cashed plenty of checks _ with our show making fun of Christians.
…never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin.
The next was last week’s South Park episode (torrent). Chef joins the “Super Adventure Club,” which brainwashes him into a pedophile. Using voice bits from previous episodes, the creators have Chef saying he wants to make sweet love to children. He dies a most gruesome death in the end by a mountain lion and grizzly bear.
1. A Chinese man blogged about how he doesn’t want to live in a society where he can’t express himself. He ends his post with “But wait, would that land me in prison?” He was jailed five days later, and is still imprisoned. (Via Washington Monthly).