To make clear to your readers that the play, "For You and Me,"...

Democrat & Leader

To make clear to your readers that the play, "For You and Me," reviewed in your recent issue, was not written or presented under the direction of, or sponsored by, the Christian Science movement, this brief statement is submitted. It is not without just appreciation that Christian Scientists frequently find those who, like your contributor in the instance named, kindly attribute to Christian Science such statements as, "Think good thoughts not bad ones," because their religious teaching does advocate this commendable men tal attitude. However, expressions seeming to voice any phase of Christian Science teaching should not lead one to conclude that a play or a book thus written is employed by that religious movement to present Christian Science to the public.

Although your contributor was led to believe that most actors are Christian Scientists, this conclusion could not well be drawn, because of the difficult of determining such a fact. Quite a number of those appearing on the stage are students of Christian Science; but they are thus engaged from choice, not as representatives of the Christian Science organization. Apart from the Christian Science church services and public lectures by The Christian Science Board of Lectureship of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, no other means are employed to acquaint the public through the spoken word with Christian Science teaching. The writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science; the publications issued by The Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston, Massachusetts; the published reports of Christian Science lectures and articles from the Christian Science Committees on Publication, are the only channels used for giving to the public in printed form information concerning Christian Science.

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September 25, 1926

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