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July 4, 2017

STAND Demands Ricochet.com Keep its Reporting Clean

In the future when writing about Scientology, please go to authoritative sources like www.scientology.org and not the scuttlebutt of the malicious or the uninformed.

July 4, 2017

Jon Gabriel
Ricochet.com

Dear Mr. Gabriel,

I read the piece you published in Ricochet.com entitled “The Denver Post Successfully Lowers Public Intelligence.” What a shameless, bigoted reference to the Church of Scientology you carried in it.

Religious experience is personal and deserves respect, no matter what it is. Scientologists are taught to respect the faith of others, and we cherish the religious freedom we all enjoy. We do not believe we or any other religion should be subjected to gratuitous, contrived and, to be blunt, ignorant coverage.

The truth about Scientology is extremely easy to access. Anyone is welcome to enroll in one of our free online Tools for Life courses, available in many languages. Or they can look at our Church’s website or go into a Church and take a self-guided tour of the Public Information Center panels and videos. It is literally that easy. I strongly suggest that you refrain from such inappropriate treatment of Scientology or any other religion or belief. It was not funny and it was not informative. I found it personally offensive and I was embarrassed for you.

In the future when writing about Scientology, please go to authoritative sources like www.scientology.org and not the scuttlebutt of the malicious or the uninformed.

Thank you,

Rebecca Blair
STAND Member

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