As a member of the Church for a number of years (as well as being a vice president with a major California bank), I know that this article is nothing more than a malicious distortion of the truth, but what about the good citizens of the Valley that know nothing more than this article portrays? In the name of the journalistic honesty that The Times so fervently espouses, I challenge The Times to present a balanced report on Church Universal and Triumphant that would include the opinions and statements of some of the thousands of very happy Church members. Perhaps this would not be as sensationalistic, but there is still something to be said for objective reporting. Why not give it a try?
SIDNEY W. BENNETT