April 2nd, 2010
06:42 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 4/1/10

Editor's Note: After last night's AC360°, many of you wrote in to thank Anderson for the series, “Scientology: A History of Violence.” We also heard from some former and current members of Scientology. We also heard from many of you about our reporting on bullying. What do you have to say?


Thank you so much for the pieces on Scientology. Disconnection is definitely a policy and requirement within the church. I have a brother and sister who have not spoken to me or to our other brother for over 20 years, because I am an ex-Scientologist. My sister disconnected from her only son. The stories about disconnection and destruction of families are legion and tragic.

I am very pleased with the reports you are doing on scientology. You should keep on them and try to dig up the truth.

I am an ex-communicated Scientologist. I corroborate the points made by the other ex-scientologists on your show. There was physical, emotional and mental abuse going on at all times. The Scientology principles of life are sound and profound. That is the reason scientologists do not want to leave the Church.

I was a victim of bullying throughout junior high. The teachers knew and I went from being on the honor roll to failing classes yet no one did a thing. One day when I was 13 I skipped school and stood on a bridge for an hour debating between life and death. I am now 18 and am happy I'm alive. Thanks you for your reports on bullying. I have always admired Anderson Cooper and hearing him care about a topic close to me means a lot.

Anderson, when you talk about bullying and have a Superintendent of Schools on for an interview, give the poor guy a chance to answer your questions. Seems like you were bullying him with your cross-examination!

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