Dear Reverend Youngblood,
As a Christian and firm believer in Our Lord, Jesus Christ I respectfully write this to you with a sense of urgency and sadness.
My name is Stefani Hutchison. I am a Christian and I own both a blog as well as a Twitter account dedicated to fighting the abuses and darkness of Scientology.
Recently I noticed that a spokesperson for Scientology tweeted about your support of their Cult.
I am wondering if you are truly aware of just exactly what this organization’s beliefs, policies and practices really are.
We are living in dark times with many people being lead away from God. As Christians it is our duty to spread the Word and defend against heresy. Scientology teaches that only IT can save Mankind. It believes that its technology is all that is needed to save us. They teach that in reality, God, Religion, Heaven and Hell are all false implants placed into the memories of alien beings called Thetans in order to mislead society.
I can provide you with Scientology documents that teach these ideas if you wish.
Scientology believes that their scripture is the entirety of the writings and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard. This man was a writer of science fiction novels who created his own Creation Story in which he taught his followers that Religion, God and Heaven were all false implants designed to mislead mankind. He was an ardent follower of Alastair Crowley and actively participated in sex magic and the occult. He wrote that he was Lucifer.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor. East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 5 MAY 1980
LIMITED DISTRIBUTION ISSUE I
OT VIII Course Students
A.“No doubt you are familiar with the Revelations section of the Bible where various events are predicted. Also mentioned Is a brief period of time in which an arch-enemy of Christ. referred to as the anti-Christ, will reign and his opinions will have sway. All this makes for very fantastic, entertaining reading but there is truth in it. This anti-Christ represents the forces of Lucifer (literally, the “light bearers” or “light bringer”),
Lucifer being a mythical representation of the forces of enlightenment, the Galactic Confederacy. My mission could be said to fulfill the Biblical promise represented by this brief anti-Christ period.”
B.“For those of you whose Christian toes I may have stepped on. let me take the opportunity to disabuse you of some lovely myths. For instance, the historic Jesus was not nearly the sainted figure has been made out to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and men. he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred that belied the general message of love, understanding and other typical Marcab PR. You have only to look at the history his teachings inspired to see where it all inevitably leads. It Is historic fact and yet man still clings to the ideal so deep and insidious is the biologic implanting.”
Further, while reviling God, Religion and Jesus, they teach that Scientology is the ONLY one capable of saving Mankind. Not God, Scientology.
This Cult teaches that they have 8 dynamics that are their alleged Spiritual Beliefs with emphasis on the 7th and 8th. However if one takes the time to truly look at this so-called Spirituality one finds only rambling words that all circle back to one idea;
Man is capable of becoming godlike with Super Powers.
They refer to the Thetan as “Creator of Life, itself.” This Being is independent from God.
Scientologists are told not to take anything on Faith. They are told not to rely on God. They are told they can save themselves and become godlike in the process.
Further, belief in God is arbitrary. I have spoken to a Scientologist who firmly claims she does not believe in God or prayer whatsoever.
Surely you can see that these beliefs are the epitome of darkest heresy.
I certainly do not need to tell you Sir, that a religion without God or Faith is no religion.
We are living in dark times. More and more people are being lead away from the Light of God.
As followers and believers is it not up to us to fight for the light? We need to stand up against evil and darkness and not hide the truth under a bushel basket. So many souls are being lost to heresy, anger and despair and we need to be beacons in this darkness.
Scripture warns us to beware the false prophets. Reverend, surely any organization that sets God aside, that denies Christ’s death and resurrection, claiming instead that Man is the only hope for salvation is heretical and false.
Surely the utter hypocrisy of an organization claiming to stand for religious freedom for all, yet is in deep partnership with Louis Farrakhan and the NOI must be questioned.
Society has also granted The Church of Satan Religious Status, does this mean we as Christians should support them also? By acknowledging them as having the right to spread darkness and heresy does that not make you complicit in spreading that darkness?
We cannot honestly call ourselves Christians while also defending and supporting those who teach that God is not necessary to our Salvation and that Jesus Christ did not exist.
Scientology is two faced in that it says one thing to the world but teaches and practices something very different within it’s fold. A tactic that the cult uses is to align themselves with legitimate organizations in order to give themselves the appearance of credibility and legitimacy.
Are we at a place where God is secondary to Man? Just because the IRS has given religious tax exempt status to Scientology does not make it good or holy.
By standing side by side with such an organization you show those who look up to you that there is legitimacy in Scientology’s teachings.
I beg you as a Christian to help us fight the heresy and evil that underlies and forms the very backbone of what Scientology IS.
What true religion would practice Disconnection? Would you demand families to shun each other and cause such pain and destruction?
Our God teaches us to forgive, to turn the other cheek and to love one another; Scientology’s Policy of Fair Game instructs its members to destroy their so-called enemies at any cost, even to lying.
While you show your support of this cult, right now on twitter representatives such as Edward Parkin, Taryn Teutsch and the @ExposeNetwork are knowingly spreading horrific and false lies against Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Valerie Haney and so many others. All because they have escaped the confines of this cult of greed and anger and spoken out about their experiences. Is it not their right to speak?
Should those victims of abuse by Catholic Priests be silenced? Of course not yet Scientology attacks without mercy anyone who dares speak their truth.
In spite of a Police Report that completely exonerates Mike Rinder of any wrong-doing, these Scientologists continue to claim he viciously attacked his ex-wife, leaving her injured for life.
Back in January of this year a tragic and fatal stabbing took place in Australia at a Scientology Org. A boy of 16 was begging to be able to see his mother, begging for her not to continue in her practices of Scientology. He was refused his demand to be with his mother and Scientology members were in process of removing him from the premises when he snapped and attacked.
There is no excuse for the violence, but one must ask what kind of religion not only actively inserted itself between a mother and son, but was in process of removing him from their premises? Where was this 16 year old boy to go?
In true Fair Game style, Scientologist Spokesman Edward Parkin publicly insists that both Mike Rinder and Leah Remini are responsible for the actions of this desperate young man. Even after the Australian Journalist who broke the story publicly announced that his sources confirmed neither Remini nor Rinder were in any way responsible for the murder Parkin and others continue to claim these innocent people have “blood on their hands”.
Reverend Youngblood, you may feel that you are defending Scientology’s civil rights, but in this instance those rights are in direct opposition to the teachings and beliefs we as Christians hold.
No religion is exempt from treating their members within the aspects of our laws. Warren Jeffs sits in prison because he molested children. His so called “religious” beliefs were not a shield. There are many crimes and abuses being committed by Scientolgy and they must not be allowed to destroy lives in the name of money.
I feel strongly, and I say respectfully that it may be helpful to rethink your choice in this matter because by defending Scientology you are defending what they stand for. You are lending legitimacy and credibility to an organization even now facing a lawsuit alleging child abuse, human trafficking, kidnapping and more.
The young woman in this lawsuit lists multiple violations of her rights. Further, this current suit is just the beginning as there are hints that more suits will be announced.
What about the rights of those they are holding against their will? Where is David Miscavige’s wife, Shelley who has not been seen in many years?
Why does any Church need anything called “The Hole” or even the RPF?
What about one’s God given gift of Free Will?
What about the rights of children to be safe within the folds of their families, not seen as secondary to their parent’s “duty” to Clear the Planet. Children are being molested and abused, neglected and torn from their parents.
Sir, there are hundreds, if not thousands of people who escaped from this cult and have shared their stories of abuse. These stories go back to the inception of this organization and continue to this day. Why would so many people, over so many years have so many similar stories? Is it reasonable to believe that all these former members have somehow contrived to create a huge conspiracy against Scientology for no reason? Children have been molested with the molestors protected and the victims punished.
Right now there are two open investigations in Clearwater, FL concerning this very crime.
Please research for yourself and learn that this Cult is a tool not from God, but from evil.
Please use your position to fight the abuses this cult perpetrates. Scientology destroys families through their policy of Disconnection, which is very much alive and well in spite of what they claim. Their policy of Fair Game, also in full use, has destroyed people’s lives, careers and reputations.
There are many, many good resources out there that can provide you with the truth of Scientology if you choose not to take my words to heart.
No matter how you arrive at a change of heart, please at least take the time to inform and educate yourself so that you can stand strong for God.
In the name of God our Father in Heaven I beg you to reconsider any connection with Scientology because by supporting them the darkness and heresy spreads.
Sincerely in Christ
Mrs. Stefani A Hutchison