It may seem pretty scummy of Scientology to attack Bob Minton through his children. However, it's perfectly legitimate - indeed, absolutely necessary - in Scientology's eyes. Take a look at the page "You Can Be Right - Integrity and Honesty, How can Scientology help me with...?" (laughable, isn't it?). You can find this fine example of Hubbardian doublethink at: http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/SH9_5.HTM.
"An overt [wrong] act is not just injuring someone or something: an overt act is an act of omission or commission which does the least good for the least number of people or areas of life, or the most harm to the greatest number of people or areas of life...
Thus, a wrong action is wrong to the degree that it harms the greatest number. A right action is right to the degree that it benefits the greatest number.
Many people think that an action is an overt simply because it is destructive. To them all destructive actions or omissions are overt acts. This is not true. For an act of commission or omission to be an overt act it must harm the greater number of people and areas of life. A failure to destroy can be, therefore, an overt act. Assistance to something that would harm a greater number can also be an overt act.
An overt act is something that harms broadly. A beneficial act is something that helps broadly. _It can be a beneficial act to harm something that would be harmful to many people and areas of life. Helping certain things and harming certain things alike can be beneficial acts_. " [My emphasis - CO]
As Scientology is, by its own lights, the only hope for humanity's survival, it's obvious that Bob Minton's active criticism of it is "harmful to many people and areas of life". So it's not only legitimate but actually in the interests of all of mankind to destroy Bob Minton - by any means necessary.
Nice philosophy, isn't it?
- Chris Owen