In order to pray for anything one needs to believe they will be heard.
Scientology has no God, no faith and no conscience.
This letter was sent to the organization that created the event.
5th floor 20, Nambusunhwan-ro 347-gil, Seocho-gu,
To Whom it May Concern:
In a 22 October 2020 EIN Press Release by Scientology your organization is mentioned as having included this cult as part of your HWPL WARP Joint Prayer Against COVID-19.
Support and encouragement of Scientology is to support and add legitimacy to a group who practices deception and guile. By including Scientology in your events, you are granting them credibility and an unearned gravity that ultimately misleads those who look to your organization.
Your website states, “Although the common objective that all religious scriptures pursue is the realization of peace and justice, conflict resolution, human dignity, and valuing diversity, these pure, overarching messages are often overlooked by people, leading to peace becoming an elusive concept.”
Without the ability to exercise free will, freedom of thought and opinion and freedom of choice without fear of retaliation none of the stated attributes can exist. Every truly held spiritual belief must be protected, however the only way to measure the validity of these beliefs is in the actions of the members of each organization.
Scientology consistently, from it’s inception, models egregious violations of human rights, fraud, abuse and crimes against not only their members but those who have fled their control and spoken out.
At the time of this writing Scientology is publicly engaged in a malicious campaign of revenge against former members as can be seen in the various websites created by this “church” that are filled with vicious lies and inaccurate statements designed to destroy the reputations and credibility of their victims. These websites are in no way indicative of a religion who wishes to further human dignity or peace.
Currently there are multiple Scientology created, supported and maintained websites and social media platforms dedicated to falsely accusing Mike Rinder of vicious domestic violence. In spite of irrefutable evidence of his complete innocence in the form of a Pinellas County Police report which exonerates him as well as points out the deception of his accusers, along with a recording of the entire event as it took place, Scientology continues to announce to the public that Rinder violently attacked his ex-wife leaving her maimed for life. There is even a published letter by the ex-wife’s own surgeon which states clearly that she was treated not for domestic violence injuries, but for pre-existing, chronic medical conditions.
Additionally, Scientology continues to publicly avow that both Mike Rinder and Leah Remini are guilty of complicity to murder, stating that the two have “blood on their hands” in connection to a tragic, fatal stabbing that took place at Scientology’s Australian Org in January of 2019. Neither Rinder nor Remini were in Australia at the time, had never met the young man who stabbed the Scientologists who were attempting to separate him from his mother and in fact the journalist who broke the story confirmed on Twitter that sources in the investigation were clear that neither Leah Remini nor Mike Rinder had anything whatsoever to do with this incident. Undaunted, Scientology continues to attack two innocent people, accusing them of the most horrible crime of murder.
As for Scientology’s claim to be doing all they can to aid Mankind during this pandemic, this too is not as it seems.
Scientology’s Stay Well campaign has been fraught with controversy from its inception. Leader David Miscavige released a bulletin in the early days of the pandemic stating that COVID-19 was “hysteria”. Yet in spite of his dismissal of the deadly illness, the Volunteer Ministers began an overt public campaign, Stay Well, that has carried with it numerous false and misleading actions designed not to altruistically offer humanitarian support, but rather to create a veneer of goodness for selfish public relations.
July 2, 2020 the Volunteer Ministers issued a Press Release that included a photograph of the Caribou Coffee Company accepting Stay Well booklets for distribution to their customers. Subsequently Caribou Coffee denied any affiliation with Scientology. Also in this Release was a photo of Speedway Convenience Store with a caption reading that Speedway was handing out Stay Well to it’s customers. Speedway Corporate issued an immediate request for the photo to be removed from the Volunteer Ministers’ website and stated “we do not have an arrangement with them to distribute literature.”
Another Press Release was issued containing a photograph of Supplement Superstore accepting the booklets for distribution. This too was refuted by Supplement Superstore’s Corporate office who asked Scientology to remove the photo.
Yet another issued by Scientology included a photo of Cadeaux Bakery in Canada. Again the business, when told about the press release, immediately requested the photo be removed.
Sydney, Australia customers and business owners were outraged over the appearance of the booklet displays.
In New Zealand, Volunteer Ministers actually misrepresented themselves as government officials and told the various business owners they encountered that they had to display the Stay Well booklets as part of the government’s initiative.
In Florida copies of Stay Well were placed, without permission, into the lunches of public school children. An action that was met with outrage that forced Scientology to issue an apology for their unethical maneuver.
It must be asked; what religion has in place written policies that instruct members to align themselves with legitimate organizations to engender good public relations?
“HCOPL 3 Feb 1969 PUBLIC IMAGE states:
“…you have to go civic, go outside Scientology, get support, organize committees, plot out campaigns, work for outside finance, etc.
“In handling the above public image policy, you don’t announce the policy.
“You can and must ally with real humanitarian and civil-rights groups (getting press coverage for every such contact).”
How can deception that goes so far as to be taught to certain members be part of a church with the good of Mankind at heart?
It is to be hoped that HWPL would be appalled by such intentional deceit and misdirection. We sincerely pray that you rethink allowing such behaviors to be seen as permissible by their inclusion on your list of religious groups trying to help during this deadly pandemic.
Stefani A. Hutchison