The Church of Scientology is trying to contend with the greatest scandal its ever seen–the impending divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Media sites are reporting that Holmes is leaving Cruise because he planned to indoctrinate their young daughter, Suri, and send her to a camp for young Scientologists.
The church sent out an email instructing members on how to “stand up for their religion” and instruct sites like Microsoft and Google to take down anti-Scientology content.
Marty Rathbun, a former Scientologist who now blogs against the religion, posted the email.
RE: The subject line, here’s an explanation of what “hatting” means.
It’s from the Office of Special Affairs, which Rathbun describes as the “propaganda arm” of the church.
From: Daniele Lattanzi [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:53 AM
To: Ray McKay
Subject: RE: Simple hatting on how to fight back on the internet
and Stand Up For Your Religion
Dear Razz Line members,
I am not a big fan of media, but you may have glanced the news of
the split between TC and Holmes and all the speculations around.
While this is a personal matter, when people start to bring our
religion into the middle and a bunch of uninformed people start to
spread false datum, rumours and defame our religion it became a
matter that does affect my Dynamics and I believe that affects
yours as well.
Well, I am not somebody that I am going to simply stand and watch a
bunch of uninformed people putting my religion under the carpet. So
here is a simple hatting on how you can causative fight back and at
the same time stand up and defend our religion on the internet.
Microsoft or Google or any of these big online company require that
each person when create an account with them follow a Code of
Conduct when they are on the internet. If there are abuse of such
Code of Conduct, those website do actually invite you to report the
matter to the Moderator — in other word, write the matter to
These is where things can be turn around!
Here is a simple example on how to fight back abuse of the Code of
Conduct that is happening within the Microsoft (MSN) website:
1. One of the Code of Conduct that Microsoft impose is to not
“threatens, defames, degrades… an individual or group of
individuals for any reason; including on the basis of age, gender,
disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion; or
incites or encourages anyone else to do so..”
So is you go to MSN Now – What’s Trending? you will see different
articles about TC and Holmes split. The articles then ask for
comment…. (Note: if the article does not show up anymore on the
first page, go to the search bar and type ‘Tom Cruise Divorce’…
or a similar search. You want to go where the comment section is)
On each comment if you place your mouse over it,it show up on the
bottom right a tag that say ‘REPORT’.
2. Click the “Report” Tag and a small window show up. Click the tab
“Send Note to Moderator”
3. Once you do that a new window show up and you can send a text of
100 character. You can write something like ‘Violate Your Code of
Conduct’. “defames or degrades a group for any reason including on
the basis of religion.”
The above exact comment it fit.
4. Read the comment from people and pick the ones that fit the
violation of the Code of Conduct.
5. Report the Violation!! That’s it!! You are done.
6. Now rinse and repeat the same process from step 2 to 5..
Once you got the hang of it it get pretty fast and in one hour you
can report of lots of these nonsense comment!
If is only one person (me) reporting these issues, the Moderator at
Microsoft will not take the comment off. if you start to have 10 or
20 people reporting it, they are going to take this down.
LRH give an exact quote on the Price of Freedom that you find on
Tape 1 – Transcript page 32 – The Genus of Dianetics and
Scientology – ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN MIND CONGRESS. The same quote
appear also in the Tech Dictionary under the Price of Freedom.
Ok – there you have it!! This simple hatting is something that you
can use now for this or similar situations that may happen in the
Over to you!
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