CrossWalk.com

February 28, 2017

CrossWalk.com piece on Scientology is bigoted, hateful and false

In today’s world of media-incited religious hatred, no one faith should be used as a prop to attack another. The only product of your posting is to spread bigotry against Scientology. And if the press popularizes bigotry against one faith, whose faith is next?

28 February 2017

CrossWalk.com

Dear Sirs:

The article you published in CrossWalk.com by Athena Dean Holtz, is a bigoted, hateful and false piece about the Church of Scientology.

I looked into this and learned that Athena Dean Holtz is an ex-communicated, former Scientologist from the early 1980s who with her then common-law husband, Chuck Dean, attempted to set up and run a splinter group which failed.

In today’s world of media-incited religious hatred, no one faith should be used as a prop to attack another. The only product of your posting is to spread bigotry against Scientology. And if the press popularizes bigotry against one faith, whose faith is next?

Bigotry in any form is a cancer in this society that should be fought rather than bolstered, as I am sure you agree.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees free exercise of religion and belief for all religions, not just certain ones. I request that you refrain from permitting such prejudicial remarks against Scientology in the future. I also invite you to really find out what Scientology is really about by looking at the official site, scientology.org.

To permit spite against one religion is to do a disservice not just to Scientologists, but to all of your readership.

Sincerely,
Alicia Selverson
New York, NY

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