From the Directors

Many people are opposed to what they regard as a censorship. For one reason, the word "censorship" is often used loosely by people who think vaguely. This reason explains, at least partly, why more than a few people, not all of them actuated by hostility, have criticized Christian Scientists for protesting against objectionable books. The indications are that these critics have not known what Christian Scientists actually do in this regard. These criticisms, however, give us a reason for examining our position, for ourselves and for all who may desire to be correctly informed.

The right asserted by Christian Scientists is the right to protest against a publication which misrepresents our religion, its Founder, or its adherents. In short, we assert the right to defend and protect our religion and persons connected with it from public misrepresentation. Surely, there are but few fair and thoughtful observers, correctly informed, who are disposed to deny or deprecate such a right.

The Spirit of Christmas
December 21, 1929

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