Therese Minton 30 September 1998 39 W Cedar Street Boston, MA 02114Dear Mrs. Minton,
I am writing you this letter because it is important to me that you know at least one piece of truth in this foolish war between your husband and the Church[sic] of Scientology. No Scientologist would ever do anything to harm your Children. I have been a Scientologist for 20 years and know this to be true.
While you certainly have no reason to believe me, I have no reason to lie to you. The numerous Internet postings accusing Scientologists of such things as following your children or doing things to upset them are simply not true. I coordinate most of the protest actions against your husband's anti-religious activities and I would never do or allow such a thing to occur.
To prove that what I am saying is sincere, I ask you to recall the picket that was done at the New Hampshire house on Labor Day weekend. I was the woman who was picketing. After leaming that the girls were at that house, I peaonally ensured that the picket signs said nothing that would upset them and simply carried the message of Constitutional Rights and "respecting the religious beliefs of others".
On August 13, 1998, your husband tried to force his way into the Church[sic] of Scientology in Boston. I stopped him. He told me, with more hate than I hope your children ever experience, that he intended to destroy Scientology. At that moment, I decided that I would no longer sit back and listen to his vicious lies about my religion and my friends and that I was going to do everything I legally could to stop him from interfering my Constitutional Right to practice the religion of my choice. I made this very clear to him that day. It is a promise I intend to keep.
And I will make a promise to you Mrs. Minton. I will continue to do everything
80 MEDITERRANEAN DRIVE #33 - WEYMOUTH, MA 02188 PHONE: (781) 335-6994 -2- SEPTEMBER 30, 1998I can to ensure that if any protest/picket is done when the girls are around, that the utmost respect is given to their feelings and the impact it could have on them.
If at any time, something occurs that you disagree with or you feel could have a negative effect on the girl's well being, you may contact me and I will do everything I can to work out a solution that is mutually agreeable. I will keep the call confidential as I have no desire to make your life anymore difficult than it probably already is.
I'm not sure who wants this to end more: you or I. In either case, I think we can agree that both our lives will be happier when it's over.
Thank you for listening.