On March 9th 2005, South Park creators Trey Stone and Matt Parker aired an episode called “Trapped in the Closet” in which Stan learns the secrets of the Church of Scientology right before Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and R. Kelly not-so-subtely lock themselves in Stan’s closet. According to former Scientology executive Martin Rathbun, the church didn’t like this episode so much and began digging through Stone and Parker’s garbage to try and find some PR dirt on the two soon afterwards.
Rathburn claims to have a 2006 letter from the church that details the “PRC” (public records check) conducted by the church on Stone, Parker, and their friends. He even says that the Church went so far as to dig through their trash (or as the church calls it “auditing special collections”).
According to The Village Voice:
“Scientology’s standard procedure would be to put its private eyes on a complete check of these people and their property, legal, and other public records. If they owed taxes, or had been in messy divorces, or had been arrested, Scientology would soon know about it.”
You have to wonder what could possibly shame the two men who once featured a BDSM master shoving all of Paris Hilton into his ass.
Plus if the church gets this touchy over people implying that Tom Cruise is gay, are they also going through the trash of Tyler Spiers and Mike Rose, the guys who created Planet Unicorn?
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