July 16, 2017

Remini’s False “Documentary” on Scientology is a Betrayal of Disney Trust

Here’s an analogy: I am quite sure that Tiffany & Co. has customers who had a bad experience at their store from time to time. That doesn’t mean that Tiffany is bad. A program that collected a half-dozen disgruntled ex-customers of Tiffany over the years would not present any type of accurate portrayal of the real Tiffany when compared to the millions of their happy and grateful customers. This is exactly what we face.

July 16, 2017

President
Disney TV Group
Burbank, CA 91505

Dear Disney,

Our country has placed much attention on how we treat religion and members of various religions in the United States recently, especially minority religions. Where it used to be accepted to attack them, today that is not the case.

For this reason, broadcasting the show about the Church of Scientology by Leah Remini mystifies me. As a Scientologist, this program makes my life far more difficult than it otherwise would be. Arguments, questions from family and friends and people who outright think I’m in some kind of cult occur far more often than earlier.

Were there some legitimate basis, the questions and doubts might be helpful, but to simply push one person’s strange view of the Church generates a lot of unnecessary worry and trouble.

I’ve been a Scientologist for over 30 years. I come and go as I please. No one tells me what to do or prevents me from doing anything. No one insists that I “must” believe one thing or another. The Founder of the Scientology religion, L. Ron Hubbard, himself states that nothing is true for you in Scientology unless you, yourself, observe it. The quote is prominent in all of our Churches. It is not hidden away.

As in any church, people encourage you to participate where you can. I participate in some events and not others. This is at my choosing. The Church is NOT interested in robots. In fact, the exact opposite. I’ve also known people who have not participated in anything for months at a time, and then come back to once again get involved.

The knowledge and understanding I’ve gained in Scientology help me greatly in both my business and personal life. I have less and less mystery about why people do what they do and how organizations run better. Instead of stumbling around feeling mystified, I can survey the environment before me and directly address each aspect of it and so deal with it sanely and constructively. This is thanks to Scientology.

Our world today needs understanding and kindness more than anything else. False “documentaries” like Remini’s foster hatred, distrust and false images.

Here’s an analogy: I am quite sure that Tiffany & Co. has customers who had a bad experience at their store from time to time. That doesn’t mean that Tiffany is bad. A program that collected a half-dozen disgruntled ex-customers of Tiffany over the years would not present any type of accurate portrayal of the real Tiffany when compared to the millions of their happy and grateful customers. This is exactly what we face.

Sincerely,
Michael Cregan
Santa Barbara, Calif.

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