Irish Times

July 10, 2018

Religious Bigotry Alive at Irish Times

How you managed it I do not know, but you threw in a non-sequitur slur against the Church of Scientology in a paragraph about a Turkish cleric. Amazing.

July 10, 2018

Editor
Irish Times

Mr. Boland,

I read your piece last week about President Erdogan and Turkey.

How you managed it I do not know, but you threw in a non-sequitur slur against the Church of Scientology in a paragraph about a Turkish cleric. Amazing.

Scientology is recognized as a religion in countless courts in dozens of countries—the U.S., UK, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, India, Italy, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Macedonia, Portugal, Argentina, Germany, etc., etc.

Slurs like yours do nothing but create bigotry.

Journalists have a Charter of Ethics. Such points state, amongst others:

“Journalists should: Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.”

If you want to find out what Scientology truly is I recommend you go to scientology.tv and find out for yourself.

Sincerely,

Richard W.
Los Angeles, Calif

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