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Are The Editors Of The Atlantic Aware Of Scientology’s Position On Homosexuality?

January 16, 2013

Yesterday, The Atlantic published an advertisement for the Church of Scientology which was not so cleverly disguised as a news article.

After being publicly shamed for doing so, they apologized…

We screwed up. It shouldn’t have taken a wave of constructive criticism — but it has — to alert us that we’ve made a mistake, possibly several mistakes. We now realize that as we explored new forms of digital advertising, we failed to update the policies that must govern the decisions we make along the way. It’s safe to say that we are thinking a lot more about these policies after running this ad than we did beforehand. In the meantime, we have decided to withdraw the ad until we figure all of this out. We remain committed to and enthusiastic about innovation in digital advertising, but acknowledge—sheepishly—that we got ahead of ourselves. We are sorry, and we’re working very hard to put things right.

Given The Atlantic’s very public position on gay marriage, I’m just wondering… Are the editors of The Atlantic are aware of Scientology’s position on homosexuality in general?

Here’s L. Ron Hubbard’s opinion of gay people, cited by Religious Tolerance dot org…

“Such people should be taken from the society as rapidly as possible and uniformly institutionalized; for here is the level of the contagion of immorality, and the destruction of ethics…No social order which desires to survive dates overlook its stratum 1.1’s. No social order will survive which does not remove these people from its midst.”

Gay people should be institutionalized?

Wow. Even the Christians that progressives love to hate would never say such a thing.

The fact that The Atlantic didn’t spot this iceberg on their port bow is nothing short of astounding.

They were clearly schilling for Scientology because they needed the money.

But then, as Ed Driscoll notes, elections have consequences.

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