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August 1, 2017

Elle.com apologists for Leah Remini and A&E hate

Leah Remini’s show on A&E is not about Scientology but about her twisted version of events. Were any of her televised installments true, Scientology would not exist. Her claims are outlandish, to put it mildly.

August 1, 2017

R. Eric Thomas
Elle.com

Dear Sir,

I read “I would totally go to Justin Bieber’s church” and when I saw your comment about Leah Remini’s show, I decided to write to you. Your column leads me to believe you are a person of faith, and you deserve to know the truth about what you say you are obsessed with.

Leah Remini’s show on A&E is not about Scientology but about her twisted version of events. Were any of her televised installments true, Scientology would not exist. Her claims are outlandish, to put it mildly.

Hers is a hateful effort to destroy a new and popular religion founded in the 20th century and flourishing in the 21st. Her show is refuted by all who knew her, as you can see at www.leahreminiaftermath.com.

The Church received over 500 phone, email and other messages of hate, violence, bomb threats and murder following her TV series. Certain perpetrators served jail time for listening to her and acting upon her malice.

I appreciate your interest in religion and respect your beliefs and your right to them. We all have that right and I ask that you extend that respect to all the religions you reference, including Scientology. For the real story of Scientology, please see scientology.org.

I believe we should all learn and act on the words of Thomas Jefferson:

“I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.”

Sincerely,
Alicia Selverson

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