SAMPLE COVER LETTER
Note: Replace bracketed material with material specific to your
[Your name or your groupís name]
[Your contact information]
[Recipientís name & address]
Dear [Recipientís name - or - Editor,
Program Director, etc.]:
On [date] you published an article
entitled [headline] about the recent activities of the [front group]
organization. We thought you might not know that [front group] is
closely affiliated with the Church of Scientology, a 20th century
"religious" group founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
Since members of the Church of Scientology and its allied
organizations such as [front group] faithfully adhere to and promote
the teachings of Mr. Hubbard, to the exclusion of all other
teachings, theories, or professional methods, we thought you might
be interested in some of Mr. Hubbard's lesser-known views.
For your perusal and further research on this matter, we are
1. Quotations of interest, in Mr. Hubbard's own words, taken from
his books, tape recorded lectures and internal church memoranda.
2. Some brief testimonials from former members of [front group or
CoS or both] whose experiences were far from the ideal described by
those featured in your article.
3. A list of books, articles and internet sites offering further
information and opinion on the activities of the Church of
Scientology and its affiliate organization, [front group].
4. A list of other groups allied with, supported by and/or operated
by the Church of Scientology.
While through their well-publicized good works some of these groups
have gained acceptance in their local areas, we believe their true
agenda is promotion of and recruitment for the Church of
We hope that you will be inspired to further research the activities
of this organization.
[signature of individual] [for group]
WHO ARE WE?
[name of group] is an informal, international group of people who are
opposed to the Church of Scientology. Some of us are
ex-Scientologists; some have lost relatives or friends to the
church. We support religious freedom; it is the behavior of the
leadership and some members of a cult that we are opposing.