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We Can Do Without Edgar Wright’s Hypocrisy

Tolerance

June 23, 2021

We Can Do Without Edgar Wright’s Hypocrisy

Being a musician, I’m always interested in fellow artists who chart their own path and create music that is truly representative...

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Finding Common Ground—The American Experiment

Tolerance

June 22, 2021

Finding Common Ground—The American Experiment

The answer to every problem that exists between people or groups is always, always more communication and attempts at understanding,...

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What It’s Like Aboard the Freewinds

What It’s Like Aboard the Freewinds

I distinctly remember the first time I set foot inside a Church of Scientology. I was immediately struck by how friendly and...

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What You Probably Didn’t Know About Islam

Religious Literacy

June 16, 2021

What You Probably Didn’t Know About Islam

Because of their common ancestry, the three Abrahamic religions share a deeper bond than many acknowledge. Islam’s earliest...

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Why the Chicken Crossed the Road: A Fable About Hate & Redemption

Why the Chicken Crossed the Road: A Fable About Hate & Redemption

Investigations were done. Most were biased and simply reinforced the rumors. A very few were honest attempts to understand...

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Why I Admired Kohler Before I Learned They Pay for Hate

Why I Admired Kohler Before I Learned They Pay for Hate

While fellow advertisers acknowledged our concerns and have chosen to reach their audience by supporting more responsible...

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Why Does The Mercury News Attack Its Own Community?

Media & Ethics

June 4, 2021

Why Does The Mercury News Attack Its Own Community?

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to people of many religions. Among them are many thousands of Scientologists, who frequent...

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How Martha Ross’ Bigotry Inspired Me to Cancel My Subscription to The Mercury News

Media & Ethics

June 3, 2021

How Martha Ross’ Bigotry Inspired Me to Cancel My Subscription to The Mercury News

I’ve been a South Bay resident for nearly 40 years and subscribed to The Mercury News, but since it and you continue to...

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I Used to Promote Skechers. Now I’m Calling Out Their Support of Hate Instead.

I Used to Promote Skechers. Now I’m Calling Out Their Support of Hate Instead.

Imagine what a slap in the face it was to see that Skechers has been financing hate against my religion.

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One Century Later, What the Tulsa Massacre Can Tell Us About Today

One Century Later, What the Tulsa Massacre Can Tell Us About Today

As we confront a 10-year high in hate crimes, the 1921 destruction of a vibrant and prosperous Black neighborhood in Tulsa,...

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Bipartisan Report Shows Severe Curtailment of Religious Freedom Internationally

Religious Freedom

May 20, 2021

Bipartisan Report Shows Severe Curtailment of Religious Freedom Internationally

There is a lot to deal with to set things right and bring about true religious freedom in the world.

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Why We’re Rejoicing as Houses of Worship Reopen

Religious Freedom

May 19, 2021

Why We’re Rejoicing as Houses of Worship Reopen

What the pandemic showed me is that we can no longer take our faith and congregations for granted. A time may come again where...

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The Guardian’s Marina Hyde Spews Baseless Offensive Content

Media & Ethics

May 17, 2021

The Guardian’s Marina Hyde Spews Baseless Offensive Content

Ms. Hyde has a history of incurring legal expenses for her superiors at The Guardian. Sir Elton John sued the publication...

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Why Hate Is Hate: One Woman’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Why Hate Is Hate: One Woman’s 15 Minutes of Fame

At this point, I know I shouldn’t be surprised. But every time it happens, I am. Someone degrades my religion for clickbait.

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On Hollis Jane Andrews’ Anti-Scientology Discrimination

On Hollis Jane Andrews’ Anti-Scientology Discrimination

It never ceases to amaze me that some grown adults starve so much for attention that they stoop to grade-school-level gossip...

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The Fourth Pillar of Islam—My Experience of Ramadan

The Fourth Pillar of Islam—My Experience of Ramadan

It was Ramadan and they instinctively wanted to share their good food with neighbors, just like they were used to doing back...

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On This National Day of Prayer, Let’s All Join In Together

Tolerance

May 6, 2021

On This National Day of Prayer, Let’s All Join In Together

Some might quibble about the differences in our faiths and beliefs. I choose not to. Instead, I choose to join in the prayer...

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Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Regardless of the form, such scandalmongers pander to some of the baser human traits, the thirst for gossip, rumor and bad...

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CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

Reducing hundreds of thousands of sincere individuals to a sneering allusion at the end of a snide put-down is not journalism,...

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

Scientology Religion

April 29, 2021

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

It turns out that we were about to hear an extraordinary update on a project involving tens of thousands of hours from Church...

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What I Learned About the World on My Ride

Tolerance

April 28, 2021

What I Learned About the World on My Ride

On the first real day of spring here in central Oregon, I dusted off my bicycle and went for a ride. My neighbors, devout...

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Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Just as criminologists have developed profiles of common traits for individuals like serial killers, mass murderers, terrorists,...

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