September 8, 2018

Geico, Funding Attacks Against Religious People Is Not Good for Business

I’m sure the producers and proponents of this show have done their best to marginalize and delegitimize people like myself in an effort to convince you that what they are doing is okay. But it isn’t.

September 8, 2018

Tony Nicely Chairman and CEO
Geico Corporation

Dear Mr. Nicely,

I don’t know if you realized it when you signed up for advertising space on “The Aftermath,” but every dollar you spend there is supporting hate, bigotry and violence against religions and especially Scientology. I know, because I am a Scientologist. Yes, we are real people and your advertising dollars do affect us negatively when they are spent this way.

I’m sure the producers and proponents of this show have done their best to marginalize and delegitimize people like myself in an effort to convince you that what they are doing is okay. But it isn’t. I am a 64-year-old, born-in-the-USA, tax-paying American citizen, who has been a member of the Church of Scientology for more than 35 years. I’m a college-educated, registered voter and have a very good job. I’m definitely not in the margin. I hold my freedom of religious practice dear and don’t appreciate the fact that you are helping to weaken that freedom. Perhaps it didn’t occur to you, but promoting hate and violence is actually a human rights violation.

Hate rhetoric does not play well to the American public at large; witness the recent problems of Infowars following their campaign of hate speech against Muslims. But that doesn’t stop people on the fringe from using hate speech campaigns like Remini’s as a justification to attack innocent people of goodwill like us.

Don’t let your dollars ignite and inflame such violence. Please consider carefully the harm you will be doing, and choose not to do that harm. Don’t support Remini with your advertising dollars.

Sincerely,

Eva Mahoney
Baldwinsville, New York

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