A convicted gangland killer who ‘found’ L Ron Hubbard and believed he had see the light has had his hopes of an early release from prison dashed.
A parole board has ruled that the founder of Scientology is not as impressive as the founder of Christianity and dismissed ‘Mad’ Mick Moran’s plea for parole.
‘While Mr Moran has made a start,’ the parole board’s spokeswoman said,’ we do not accept that discovering Mr Hubbard and his teaching demonstrates sufficiently a prisoner’s conversion to a better way of life. Jesus Christ is the killer conversion, so to speak, while Mr Hubbard is a little bit dodgy.’
A prison spokesman said that Mr Moran, who is serving several life sentences for murder, had announced that he had realised the errors of his ways after reading an L Ron Hubbard book in the prison library.
‘He was quite sure the parole board would be impressed,’ the spokesman said. ‘At first he flirted with the Buddha before he found Scientology. He is bitterly disappointed and unfortunately he’s now in solitary.
‘Mick says that if, with the help of Jesus Christ, he ever gets out of here, he’ll be paying L Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology a visit.’