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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
March 29, 2011
Via email: email@example.com
Dear Mr. Roshan:
This letter responds to remarks about the Church of Scientology posted on your website (“Narconon’s Big Con,” 28 March 2011). My purpose is to address the false allegations about the Church of Scientology – Narconon may separately decide to contact you concerning the falsehoods you posted about them.
You claim that the Church’s name has become “toxic” as a result of disclosures in the recent article in The New Yorker. This is untrue. The Church of Scientology is experiencing its greatest period of expansion. In just the past few years, 24 new Scientology Churches have been acquired, restored and opened in the world cultural capitals including Rome, Madrid, New York, London, Berlin and Washington, D.C.. In just the past two months, new Churches were opened in Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia; and Tampa, Florida. The Church has approximately 60 additional properties in various stages of design and construction, with many new Churches moving toward completion in the next 24 months. These new Churches represent a tenfold expansion of the facilities to minister to our parishioners and their communities. I invite you to see these new Churches here: www < dot > scientologynews < dot > org.
Scientologists reach into the community through its Church-supported social betterment and humanitarian programs that have touched the lives of more than one and a half billion people:
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers program has been active in more than 175 disaster relief efforts around the world, partnering with more than 800 agencies and organizations. See www < dot > volunteerministers < dot > org.
The Church sponsors the world’s largest nongovernmental anti-drug campaign. It features public service announcements, a documentary about real people and the destructive influence of the most commonly abused drugs, and an educator's guide.
See www < dot > drugfreeworld < dot > org.
The Church sponsors an international human rights public information campaign, broadly publicizing the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with public service announcements for every article, a film providing the history of human rights, and booklets serving to fill the gap in human rights education. See www < dot > humanrights < dot > com.
Secular social betterment programs based on L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries also exist in the fields of drug abuse rehabilitation (www < dot > narconon < dot > org), literacy (www < dot > appliedscholastics < dot > org) and morals (www < dot > thewaytohappiness < dot > org).
All of this is possible as a result of the discoveries of L. Ron Hubbard (www < dot > lronhubbard < dot > org) and the dedicated leadership of Mr. David Miscavige, the ecclesiastical leader of the religion.
The second area in which your article misstates facts about the Church and Scientology is in connection with an alleged FBI investigation. Your article falsely claims the Church and Mr. David Miscavige are “sweating” revelations contained in the New Yorker article, specifically:“Reports that the F.B.I. opened an investigation into the church in 2009, after a group of top-level defectors began telling the press - and, in some cases, filing lawsuits - alleging that the church runs a series of brutal reeducation camps, where members are imprisoned, sometimes for years at a time, and even tortured.”
Every allegation contained in this statement is false. There is no ongoing FBI investigation, there are no so-called “re-education camps” and both lawsuits mentioned were both dismissed with prejudice, with $40,000 in litigation costs awarded to the Church.
Had the author of this lengthy regurgitation of false reports going back 25 years contacted the Church, we could have set him straight. However, given that the only times we hear from Mark Ebner are when he is picketing our Church in Hollywood with other masked members of the hate group Anonymous, it is not at all surprising that he did not even so much as send an email asking us to respond to his allegations.
The facts are: Scientology and Scientologists work with hundreds of thousands of like-minded individuals of goodwill to create a world free of the damaging effects of drugs. That is what we stand for and work toward. Where does that place you and Ebner?
Tommy Davis' could have wrote this exact same style of response. Loads of non-sequitur words about buildings...."were expandinggggg", followed by denials but without any explanation as to why they aren't perpetually suing all these people making the allegations. Then the personal remarks about the author. Oh wait... Tommy doesn't actually write these either. Miscavige does. He made damn sure to point out that he wasn't "sweating".
So, come on scientology, you pussies, if its all false and harming your "reputation" then why aren't you suing, or even threatening to sue?
Notice that there's no mention of David Love's allegations or any specific rebuttal regarding Narconon at all.