HailXenu.net, the website of an Anti-Scientology organization planned to fly banners harrassing Tom Cuise over the premiere of Mission Impossible III. The air banner advertising company could not fly the planes because of fog, according to a letter posted on the website.

To that I say: good. Since the whole Isaac Hayes/South Park dustup, it’s become mainstream to bash Scientologists. Yes, it’s a wacky religion — read the origin story about Xenu — but last I checked this country valued freedom of religion — even for Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Beck and other Scientologists.

That said, HailXenu.net has a right to free speech. I’ll note that I didn’t see any fog yesterday in Los Angeles. So if the ad company backed out because of pressure or fear, that’s also a shame.