The 'Church' has consistently sued Internet users who have badmouthed it's "brainwashing techniques" and has closed down an anonymous remailer and various Web pages. At this very moment it is flooding the newsgroup devoted to the discussion of its practices so as to make the group unreadable. This is a flagrant attack on free speech on the Internet.
In summary, they are a nasty bunch, nice Web page or not. Web page reviews advertise (as well as inform) and I'm sure your publication does not want to be involved with these people. I know the reviews are non-judgemental, but in this case some mention should have been made alongside it of their questionable recruitment techniques and downright hatred of the Internet community.
(Keep up the good work on the publication.)
Adam Creed (e-mail address withheld)
We certainly are aware of the controversy surrounding the Church of Scientology and the Internet community. However, we must remain neutral in our Web site reviews, where we are looking at design and functionality, not politics. You may be interested in the article on page 56 about the spam on alt.religion.scientology.