Typical of STAND League, they have a headline intended to create the impression they are fighting for human rights.
But read what they say and it is clear that “free speech” only applies when the speech is something they approve of.
And their “responsibility” level for truth and honesty in their “journalism” is dictated entirely by what is good for scientology.
Jim Kalergis is very long-term koolaid drinker. One of the most well-known scientology FSMs and “Field Auditors” in Los Angeles.
He proclaims, with the assume moral superiority so common to fundamentalist scientologists:
I don’t believe those in our press corps are one-for-one malicious by nature, although no doubt some few are. I do believe many in the news and information business have betrayed their responsibility to their audience, and the betrayal has made them unable to see clearly.
No college kid wakes up one morning and decides he wants to be a dishonest reporter. I’m quite sure most that set out on that career path do so with noble intentions. So where do they go “bad”? I believe it’s when they do bad things in a misguided effort to solve problems.
Of course, no college kid wakes up one morning and decides he wants to join a cult and practice Fair Game on those the cult deems “enemies.”
Some groups and their members are seen by editors as “safe targets.” Exposés and the rants of professional haters are passed off as news and commentary. Too often, people of faith have found themselves targeted by such programming.
Personally, I’ve had it with the ongoing mischaracterizations of my religion, Scientology.
So, he now comes to the real point. Scientology is a “safe target” for “rants of professional haters.” Without citing a single example, he asserts that scientology is being maligned by lies. It’s no wonder he cites nothing to support his contention — the vast majority of things said about scientology he doesn’t like are the words of former scientologists who recount their personal experiences. Hardly “professional haters.”
The only people I know who are professional haters are scientologists who are told that anyone the organization deems to be a suppressive person is to be destroyed. They can be tricked, lied to or even shot with a .45 caliber pistol. They have NO rights. And every good scientologist is 100% on board with this policy.