Scientology Critical Information Directory

This site is best viewed using a highly standards-compliant browser

Religious 'cults' [Letter]

Title: Religious 'cults' [Letter]
Date: Tuesday, 17 October 1978
Publisher: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Main source:

Disclaimer: This archive is presented strictly in the public interest for research purposes. All the copyrights of materials reproduced here are the properties of their respective owners.

Cabinet members are deliberating on a possible government inquiry into minority religious groups - or cults, as they have been sneeringly designated.

I am a minister in the Church of Scientology. I wish to point out that like my church the Christian church began as a cult and has survived thus far on the basis of its own merits and demerits. I claim the right for my church and others to do the same

Carolyn Lois Wightman
Assistant Professor Department of English
York University