February 2, 2017

Allowing your show to be used to further hatred and bias based on lies is a shame

Anyone is entitled to their opinion and viewpoint. It’s when that opinion or viewpoint is slathered with the poison of lies and falsehoods intending to cause damage to people and organizations of good will that it should be corrected.

2 February 2017

Conan O’Brien show
Burbank, CA 90068

Dear Mr. O’Brien,

This is in response to your recent episode featuring Leah Remini.

As a Scientologist for over 40 years, I feel qualified to stand up for my religion against the blasphemous diatribe by someone who herself (Leah) could not actually qualify to be included in the ranks of productive, upstanding, and responsible individuals. Scientology has been attacked from the beginning. No new news there. But guess what? We are still here—and growing.

How can that be if we are the horrible people Leah says we are?

We are so open it is laughable as to why a person would be more attracted to hearing about false, salacious statements rather than researching the subject directly. One can know very quickly the scope, intention, and actual accomplishments of Scientology—worldwide.

Anyone is entitled to their opinion and viewpoint. It’s when that opinion or viewpoint is slathered with the poison of lies and falsehoods intending to cause damage to people and organizations of good will that it should be corrected.

To allow your show to be used to further hatred and bias based on lies is a shame. I would not in the past have thought you would stoop to such a low level. Or maybe it’s your producer? Either way, I am disappointed that you allowed Leah to lower the standards of your show.

Tina Phillips

Los Angeles, Calif.

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