Our mission is to protect Scientologists from intolerance and prejudice and to dispel rumors and lies about our Church, our parishioners, Church leadership and our Founder.
The Price of Bigotry
In annual report on the Hate Crimes Statistics Report, released November 14, 2016, the FBI reported 5,818 hate crime incidents in the United States in 2015—nearly 20 percent of them against victims because of their religion.Read
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Another Way Religions Help
Combating Bigotry & Hate
Theophobia, Part I: Why a Hatred of Religion?
Dispelling common misconceptions about the Scientology Religion
In-depth factual information on topics related to the Church of Scientology, the Scientology religion and its Founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
STAND exposes those who lead efforts to misinform the public so as to stigmatize the Church and its members. We take action because, as history proves, to encroach on the religious liberty of one is to threaten the religious freedom of all. Help us end religious bigotry and hate.
One of the most basic human rights is freedom of religion, the right to practice a faith of one’s choice. Protecting that right is important to all. When members of one religion—or ethnic or social group—are marginalized, others all too often can become targets of similar bigotry or even violence.