January 4, 2017

Outraged by planned 20/20 show

We, as a group (Scientologists), abhor bigotry, respect the religious beliefs of others, and many of us work daily to help our fellow Man. The same cannot be said of those attacking this religion.

January 4, 2017

ABC 20/20
47 West 66th Street,
New York, N.Y. 10023

Dear Mr. Harris,

My name is Jeff Pomerantz. I am an actor and for many years I was a “regular” on an ABC show (One Life To Live).

I am a Scientologist, a father, and a grandfather. I have six children and three grandchildren—so far. Every member of our family is a Scientologist, every one of them by choice. I have a rather wonderful life, all of it due, frankly to the decency and goodness that, in my personal experience, IS Scientology. Think of it: in today’s often dangerous society we raised six children with never a problem with drugs, never with major upsets or arguments, not a single incident involving illegality—I cannot honestly recall a situation where I was embarrassed or ashamed of the behavior of any of our kids.

Responsibility, honesty, competence, kindness and respect were qualities they learned through Scientology and observed in our family and friends and acquaintances. Through Scientology they learned ethics, they learned of their personal responsibility to help and contribute to their family, to society—and to always strive to improve themselves and their surroundings. And by applying Scientology they learned HOW!

The basics of Scientology guided them as they grew up and I am intensely proud of every one of them. Scientology makes possible the attaining of greater decency, dignity, and honor in ones daily life. ANY statements to the contrary are not based on fact. Therefore I am outraged and deeply offended by lies about the religion that has made my daily life a genuine blessing and my family an ever growing joy.

We, as a group (Scientologists), abhor bigotry, respect the religious beliefs of others, and many of us work daily to help our fellow Man. The same cannot be said of those attacking this religion.

Sincerely,
Jeff Pomerantz
Los Angeles, Calif.

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