Robin Alvarez on Leah Remini

Robin Alvarez describes how she and her family were discriminated against as a result of Leah Remini’s recent hate and propaganda targeting Scientologists.


My daughter came home from school one day and she told me that they were discussing religion in her class and… the class really promotes free communication and somebody mentioned something about Scientology and then the teacher went into very negative comments about Scientology. And she was very uncomfortable because the class, the kids in the class, were saying: “Wow, I didn’t know that.” And, she wasn’t quite sure how to handle that, because she’s a Scientologist. And it made her a very uncomfortable. And she never had to deal with that before, since this show with Leah Remini.

When my husband passed away a year and a half ago, I of course was very distraught, and I had to, you know, share this news with my daughter. And, it was probably the worst day of my life. And the Church, my Church, came through and helped me in a way that I could never be grateful enough for. They went above and beyond, in caring for my daughter, myself, my son, in helping us through this hardship. And to think that Leah Remini could say these horrible, nasty things about this organization is appalling to me.

When you think about what Leah Remini’s doing, and the show, it’s like the Nazis. Putting out this horrible propaganda. And feeding people horrible lies. And, people aren’t getting the truth. They’re getting what they want people to believe. And it’s fueling a horrible hatred. And dislike towards Scientology. And it’s not right. This is 2017. You know, it wouldn’t be accepted if it was about blacks or gays or Jewish people or Christians. You know, it just, it wouldn’t be tolerated. And it shouldn’t be tolerated towards Scientology.

Leah Remini is making it seem like we should disconnect from our family, and making it seem like this is something normal in Scientology and it’s not. It’s absolutely not. It doesn’t matter if the rest of my family is in Scientology or not. Members of my family are very strong Christians. And we have a very good relationship. And we respect each other’s religious beliefs, which is how it should be.

I want my children to be able to go on the internet and not have their religion attacked. You know, I want them to be able to go to school or be in a class, be in an extra-curricular class and not be introverted by—you know—the negativity that is being put out there about Scientology. I want them to be able to freely practice the religion of their choice.