CBC Propagandists Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

In the middle of worldwide civil unrest over the injustice of discrimination toward people of color, bigotry toward religious groups is alive and well at the CBC.

June 4, 2020


Ombudsman
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation



To the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

If anyone is taking advantage of the pandemic, it’s you. You’re spinning a helpful, humanitarian effort and turning it into bigoted propaganda because you want to stir up some controversy and earn some ad revenue.

How could you possibly believe in your own rhetoric that the Volunteer Ministers’ efforts are in any way self-serving?

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are going door-to-door, giving away their valuable time and risking their health in the middle of a pandemic, to help businesses by providing educational booklets for free.

Not only is your coverage manipulative, it’s low-effort and badly done. You claim the Volunteer Ministers “pretended to be government employees.” Really? Have you seen your own photo of these volunteers? They wear jumpsuits with a huge Scientology Volunteer Ministers logo on the back. It couldn’t be any clearer who they are and why they’re there.

Your claim that this volunteer effort is a “strategy” for social recognition, and that religion is on its way out, is just insane. The “strategy” is to help people, and that is the entire point of religion.

In the middle of worldwide civil unrest over the injustice of discrimination toward people of color, bigotry toward religious groups is alive and well at the CBC.

You are not journalists, you’re propagandists, and you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Liv Watson 

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