Today I learned that Wikipedia banned the Church of Scientology from editing any of the site’s articles relating to the controversial religion. This occurred back in 2009 after a huge spout of repeated and deceptive edits made to numerous articles to hide the truths behind the ultra-secretive church.
In a 10-1 ruling Thursday, the site’s arbitration council voted to ban users coming from all IP addresses owned by the Church of Scientology and its associates, and further banned a number of editors by name.
The individuals were banned for 6 months, after which they will be allowed to edit things as long as they play by Wikipedia’s rules.
You’d think if they believed so whole-heartedly in their doctrine and claims then they’d have no reason to hide it… Even though Christians believe in some 2000 year old dude who could turn water in to wine, cure illnesses with his touch, and even died and came back to life and ascended to heaven, at least they’re open about it.