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Tarpley Hitt & Daily Beast: Only Bottom-Feeders, After All

Tarpley Hitt & Daily Beast: Only Bottom-Feeders, After All

Ms. Hitt is building a reputation as a writer who refuses to let the truth get in the way of a titillating story—even if...

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Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 25, 2021

Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Whether you knew you were doing it or not, in that explosive conversation you were employing an ancient mode of reasoning...

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How Cicely Tyson Raised the Bar for Us All

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 24, 2021

How Cicely Tyson Raised the Bar for Us All

Her life paralleled nearly a century of “givens” in terms of limited opportunities for women, specifically Black women...

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Black History Month Marks the Anniversary of “The Birth of a Nation”: Hatred Written With Lightning

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 23, 2021

Black History Month Marks the Anniversary of “The Birth of a Nation”: Hatred Written With Lightning

It was hailed as “the world’s mightiest spectacle,” “the eighth wonder of the world,” and “history written with...

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Online Religious Harassment: What I Learned From Summer Camp and 3 Wise Monkeys

Tolerance

February 18, 2021

Online Religious Harassment: What I Learned From Summer Camp and 3 Wise Monkeys

There isn’t some mass solution to this. It takes individual action. Or inaction: the simplest thing to do when some bit...

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The Looper’s Patrick Phillips Tells Us What’s “OK” to Hate

Media & Ethics

February 17, 2021

The Looper’s Patrick Phillips Tells Us What’s “OK” to Hate

Let’s assume that Phillips wouldn’t say about Jerry Seinfeld that the director of his latest comedy special is excited...

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AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

Anti-Religious Propaganda

February 16, 2021

AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

The tabloid media regularly employs an old tried-and-true technique upon the public known as the “seed of doubt.” It is...

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The Different Shades of White Supremacy

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 12, 2021

The Different Shades of White Supremacy

It can be comforting and comfortable to share the same private snickers and public derisions as one’s friends about everything...

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Is Nothing Sacred? United Nations Moves to Protect Religious Sites

Tolerance

February 8, 2021

Is Nothing Sacred? United Nations Moves to Protect Religious Sites

The United Nations and its member states have a complicated history with regard to religious freedom.

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Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

His legacy is a lesson to all of us when faced with the bitter fruit of discrimination, hate and intolerance: Be your own...

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“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

In 1944, a courageous band of artists at the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt cobbled together a play inspired by the...

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Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

Religious Freedom

January 31, 2021

Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

The New York State decision is not going to be the end of the discussion. Other cases are pending. Legislative bodies have...

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A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

Religious Literacy

January 29, 2021

A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

The big question is: how did the filmmakers navigate the minefield of religious dogma when it comes to the representation...

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International Day of Education: From COVID to Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy

January 24, 2021

International Day of Education: From COVID to Religious Literacy

Truth be told, the intolerance and hate that come from otherness are as old as the human race, and without diminishing the...

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Remembering Religion’s Legacy of Preserving Knowledge on This International Day of Education

Religious Literacy

January 24, 2021

Remembering Religion’s Legacy of Preserving Knowledge on This International Day of Education

In addition to practical knowledge, the monasteries were also the last refuge for scholarly knowledge. One of the principal...

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Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

No finite definitions for the terms “hate speech” and “disinformation” currently exist under international law. Social...

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Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

Scientology Religion

January 19, 2021

Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

First, the diversity—people from all countries, races, languages, ages and professions. It was fascinating. Individuals...

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On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

Religious Freedom

January 16, 2021

On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

This day reminds us that the right to believe in what we choose is an inherent human right. Whether you’re a Christian,...

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Why You Should Speak Up

Tolerance

January 14, 2021

Why You Should Speak Up

The government cannot regulate kindness. It is you and me that can really make a difference. And no matter what anyone would...

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Surprise: Gen Z More likely to Believe in God than Millennials

Religious Literacy

January 12, 2021

Surprise: Gen Z More likely to Believe in God than Millennials

Moving forward, we should do our best to eradicate bias or stigma towards any religion and let our communities, especially...

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Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Religious Freedom

January 9, 2021

Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Enforcing lack of religious dress is intolerant in its own right, and most often happens in democracies. “Europe had the...

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Teaching About Religion vs. Teaching Religion—What Is and Isn’t Constitutional

Religious Literacy

January 7, 2021

Teaching About Religion vs. Teaching Religion—What Is and Isn’t Constitutional

A federal judge dismissed a suit by Libby Hilsenrath, a New Jersey mother who claimed that a seventh-grade social studies...

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Is Scientology an Investment?

Scientology Religion

January 6, 2021

Is Scientology an Investment?

When it comes up in conversation with someone that I’m a Scientologist, I usually say to the person: “…and you’re...

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More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

People are catching on to the fact that the real publicity stuntperson is that individual on the sidelines, complaining shrilly,...

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Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Media & Ethics

January 2, 2021

Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Romano joins the unholy pantheon of scribes who could care less about the real people she’s hurting, as long as she’s...

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Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price

Tolerance

December 30, 2020

Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price

The entire premise of our nation’s founding is eliminating tyranny from people’s lives. Prime amongst tyrannies to avoid,...

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Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 27, 2020

Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

The “religion” of bigotry—for, make no mistake: it requires a hefty heap of faith to ignore logic and the evidence of...

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While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 23, 2020

While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

As the proverb goes, when a pickpocket meets a saint, he sees only his pockets. Even as we help the millions in a pandemic,...

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How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 19, 2020

How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

It is the most plain, by-the-book exercise in bigotry you have ever seen. And it’s also the very definition of persecution,...

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