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January 31, 2018

Undeserved Aspersion Against Church of Scientology

That you connect Scientology with his name to impugn his conduct adds religious bigotry that is misplaced and offensive.

January 31, 2018

Tom Porter
Newsweek.com

Dear Mr. Porter,

I read your article of January 28, 2018, concerning some parents making their children drink bleach to cure them of autism.

You site to a Jim Humble who you claim promotes this product and say he is a “former Scientologist.”

What you fail to say is that he was expelled from the Church of Scientology in September 1991—over 27 years ago. Humble was expelled because he was a scammer who refused to uphold the moral and ethical requirements of members.

That you connect Scientology with his name to impugn his conduct adds religious bigotry that is misplaced and offensive.

Would you say he was a “lapsed” Catholic, a “shunned” Jehovah’s Witness, Jew or member of the Bahá'í faith?

Unlikely.

In the future please do not inject bigoted and ill-informed aspersions on the Church of Scientology in your articles.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Alicia Selverson
New York, NY

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