Answering Scientology's smears with truth: Phil Jones takes a STAND - 2019-09-28
For those of us who get smeared by Scientology on a regular basis, there's always a decision to make: Speak up about Scientology's lies and risk bringing more attention to their scummy online attacks, or ignore them and assume that intelligent people who run into that material on their own can recognize the juvenile namecalling and histrionic exaggeration for what it is.
For the most part, we try not to breathe life into Scientology's sordid attacks by linking to them or even discussing them. When the church came out with a new video attacking a well-known former Scientologist last year, for example, we asked him if he wanted to respond and he said he didn't plan on even watching the video. We completely understood.
But we also understand when a target of Scientology's dirty tricks wants to speak up. And when Phil Jones let us know that he'd decided to respond to an attack on him made by Scientology's fake grass-roots organization, the STAND League, we told him we'd be happy to post it for you to see.