OSA Launches Their “Counter-Campaign”
OSA has launched a rather corny “letter writing” campaign, urging Scientologists to pepper the “mucky-mucks” at CNN with “heartfelt” letters following a set script. Of course, no one has actually seen the program yet, but of course OSA “knows” what it’s all about – “salacious reporting” and “gossip” from a bunch of “losers.” How they already know all about the program before it even airs is a mystery answered best by their seniors and handlers. Here’s the letter writing campaign:
Dear Friends and Family,
Anderson Cooper is doing an bullshit “expose” on our church. I have written the mucky-mucks at CNN a letter (see below). We must act on this. I urge you to write your own letter about this disgusting piece. In fact, here are the email addresses for you:
Send a copy to each of these guys. If you want to see what they are doing the show about, here’s the link.
PS. Please send me a copy of your email so that I can forward it to OSA.
Dear Mr. Cooper,
I would have thought that you of all people would stay far away from tabloid journalism. I found out today that you intend to run a piece on my church that is by definition “tabloid fodder” and was shocked by it, to be honest. I have always respected your honest and forthright approach to journalism, and would never expect such titillating type gossip to come from you.
Salacious reporting has no place in a newsroom. This piece that you are doing isn’t news, it’s gossip that has been forwarded by ex-members who are a bunch of cry babies and losers. Their ethical standards did not live up the credo of our church as set forth by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. I am a parishioner of the Church of Scientology, and was raised to be a Scientologist, as both my parents are Scientologists. I have known life both inside as a church member, and outside as a non church member.
There was a period of time as a young adult that I chose to take my own path and see what other religions had to offer me. I was never persecuted, or harassed, or followed or kept. I was wished well by many very gracious and lovely people. My parents, both upstanding, long-time Scientologists, did nothing but SUPPORT my decision, and even encourage me to see what else was out there.
I had, of course, done many of the Scientology religious services so I had a good picture of what Scientology had to give me. I studied many religions, and even gave Agnosticism a try. But ultimately, I came back to Scientology. In all my searching, I had never and still haven’t found a group more open to accepting me for ME, or more supportive of my thirst for knowledge. I found that Scientology consists of a really good group of members who want to help. And that is the group of people that I wanted to be a part of.
You go ahead and feed the masses your slops, they, I’m sure will gorge on it. But know that you are not presenting the true picture of Scientology. You can’t possibly know the life that a died-in-the-wool Scientologist lives until you see one of us in action. Don’t compare the honesty and integrity of true Scientologists to lowlifes who are bitter and unhappy because they were booted out of the group.
Don’t you just love that belligerent, arrogant tone? “You go ahead and feed the masses your slops.” And this to Anderson Cooper, one of the most respected journalists in America – and in the world. I’m sure that will go over well.
Only Scientology would insist on a letter-writing campaign before the fact, before anyone has seen the show, before anyone knows what’s in it, or even who’s in it. “We don’t know who’s in it, but they’re a bunch of losers, whoever they are.” Very credible. And I love that touch at the end: “Please send me a copy of your email so that I can forward it to OSA.” That’s right, let’s all “report compliance” to the “order.”
Like most of Scientology’s actions, this will most likely backfire. Badly. They are promoting the show to Scientologists. And you know they’ll watch it. Most rank and file Scientologists are good people. They are intelligent, perceptive, dedicated people. How do you think they will react when they learn what really goes on at the highest levels of their Church?