July 16, 2020

Stephen Lynch: Your Bigoted Coverage Belongs in the Garbage Can

Since when does the press rely on such baseless, bigoted data? If it does, it deserves only one place in this society: the garbage can.


July 16, 2020

Stephen Lynch
Editor-in-Chief 
New York Post 
slynch@nypost.com


Mr. Lynch,

I am appalled to witness the inhumanity of your publication in the wake of the recent suicide of a young man.

The suppositions conveyed in your media coverage of this tragic event are based purely on conjecture by an anti-Scientologist—conjecture itself which is based on reported hearsay from an anonymous person. Since when does the press rely on such baseless, bigoted data? If it does, it deserves only one place in this society: the garbage can.

This is an insult to myself, my children, my fellow Scientologists, and Scientology as a religion.

Imagine if someone were to say that Judaism or Christianity, for example, “f—s up kids.” It’s absurd and a heinous generality. Especially when the family and friends in question are struggling with the pain and grief of such a tragedy.

The truth is, practicing Scientology is anything but harmful to children, as I have witnessed in my own family and in many others. It helps them gain self-confidence and express their talents, while learning to be valuable, giving members of society. Qualities that many people aspire to. Including, I would hope, journalists.

Sincerely, 


Nicky Baker
STAND 

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