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Where Religious Discrimination Never Happens

Where Religious Discrimination Never Happens

On the block where I grew up I played with kids whose parents were Holocaust survivors. What they endured was a terrible note...

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Dress for “Religious Freedom” Success

Religious Freedom

April 15, 2017

Dress for “Religious Freedom” Success

When you hear the name Norfolk, you’re likely to think of the sprawling Virginia metropolis fronting the vast Chesapeake...

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Freedom is Just Freedom

Religious Freedom

April 14, 2017

Freedom is Just Freedom

Historically, the human race has excelled in the fields of prejudice and discrimination. Historically, the human race has...

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Leave “Islamic” Out of It

Religious Freedom

April 14, 2017

Leave “Islamic” Out of It

I have friends, associates and employees of Muslim faith. Not a single one has ever demonstrated signs of wanting “Jihad.”...

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How You Know STAND is Doing its Job (and Twitter is Not)

How You Know STAND is Doing its Job (and Twitter is Not)

STAND is an amazing platform. It is the first forum of its kind where you can hear directly from Scientologists about what...

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Truth Is the Anvil That Wears Out All the Hammers

Religious Freedom

April 11, 2017

Truth Is the Anvil That Wears Out All the Hammers

I live in a small town. Very few members of my faith live nearby. I’m pretty much alone here. Some might worry that I am...

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What it Means to Be an American

Religious Freedom

April 11, 2017

What it Means to Be an American

I’ve studied the Constitution of the United States more than once and I love what our founders put in place for future generations.

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Talk Versus Action

Religious Freedom

April 7, 2017

Talk Versus Action

Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of public affairs and religious freedom for the worldwide Seventh-Day Adventist Church, recently...

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Why “I Believe in Interfaith” Too

Religious Freedom

April 6, 2017

Why “I Believe in Interfaith” Too

The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., is running a great video campaign under the banner of “I Believe...

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Why Valarie Kaur is Right

Religious Freedom

April 6, 2017

Why Valarie Kaur is Right

After the September 11th attacks I remember hearing from a college friend whose family members were practicing Sikhs. She...

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Why Our New Church of Scientology of the Valley Makes Me Proud

Why Our New Church of Scientology of the Valley Makes Me Proud

Have you ever been proud of some special achievement in your life? Perhaps it was something you did on your own, or perhaps...

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What Color are Your Eyes?

Religious Freedom

March 28, 2017

What Color are Your Eyes?

Discriminate: to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit. If you have ever been discriminated...

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The EU Court’s Decision—What Equality?

Religious Freedom

March 27, 2017

The EU Court’s Decision—What Equality?

When I read about the European Court’s decision to uphold the firing of a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf, what came...

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Confession, Religion and Peace

Religious Freedom

March 25, 2017

Confession, Religion and Peace

Have you ever gotten something off your chest and felt the relief? I'm talking about an act you committed, large or small,...

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Which Scientology Books Have You Read?

Which Scientology Books Have You Read?

Any longtime Scientologist like me has become inured to periodic lunatic media eruptions on the subject. They bring to mind...

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‘Agree to Disagree’—A Cliché or a Path to Tolerance?

Tolerance

March 24, 2017

‘Agree to Disagree’—A Cliché or a Path to Tolerance?

When I was a child and frustrated my mom, she would express her impatience with a slight increase in her genteel Southern...

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