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July 21, 2017

Salon.com Asked to Respect the Scientology Religion

The reason Scientology has survived and flourished, as it has for the last 67 years, notwithstanding the carping criticism of certain bigoted sources, is its workability and thus its popularity. You name-drop the word Scientology into your article because of its recognition and its popularity. Were that not true, it would be a dim distant memory in only a few people’s minds. It isn’t.

July 21, 2017

Bob Cesca
Salon.com

Dear Sir:

I read with interest your July 17 article in Salon.com, but I was astounded to find midway through it an out-of-left-field discriminatory reference to “Scientology-like auditors” when describing White House marketing practices. I thought—where the heck does that come from?

An auditor in Scientology is one who listens. The word “auditor” comes from the Latin audire, to listen. So how that would relate to what you say about White House marketing is beyond me.

In the future, I request that you respect this religion of millions. The reason Scientology has survived and flourished, as it has for the last 67 years, notwithstanding the carping criticism of certain bigoted sources, is its workability and thus its popularity. You name-drop the word Scientology into your article because of its recognition and its popularity. Were this not true, it would be a dim distant memory in only a few people’s minds. It isn’t.

Scientology is big, flourishing, relevant and popular. Today it is practiced by thousands more individuals every month who find us and find within our walls spiritual answers to help and enrich their lives.

My simple request to you is that you respect it.

Sincerely,
Eva Band

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