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Unanswered Questions About Jonestown—Witnesses Report

Religious Freedom

August 13, 2018

Unanswered Questions About Jonestown—Witnesses Report

Was Jonestown one of the worst massacres of innocent American men, women and children in history? What purpose could the deaths...

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Scientology: If You Don’t Know, Don’t Pretend to Know

Media & Ethics

July 13, 2018

Scientology: If You Don’t Know, Don’t Pretend to Know

We eventually won that particular battle—and many others. But we didn’t win it by waiting for newspapers to say nice things...

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The Truth—and Lies—About Scientology

Scientology Religion

January 2, 2018

The Truth—and Lies—About Scientology

When I was eighteen, I was working the cash register of the family grocery store when a gentleman walked in holding a brown...

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Do Scientologists Believe in Aliens?

Tolerance

December 19, 2017

Do Scientologists Believe in Aliens?

For the record, I’ve been a Scientologist for over thirty years, and so far no one in the church has ever inquired about...

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STAND’s Annual Year-End Reception: A Meeting of Minds

Scientology Religion

December 17, 2017

STAND’s Annual Year-End Reception: A Meeting of Minds

Once I began to study Scientology, one of the things that kept me coming back was the people I’ve been privileged to associate...

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Reader Beware: Fake News Is Cheap and Easy

Media & Ethics

December 5, 2017

Reader Beware: Fake News Is Cheap and Easy

The data is fascinating and rather unnerving at the same time. In about an hour’s time, Mr. King created a fake news website,...

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Thomas Jefferson and the True Spirit of Scientology

Thomas Jefferson and the True Spirit of Scientology

As a 7th grader, I visited the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The quote in HUGE letters around the inner dome reads:...

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America’s Most Dangerous Cult

Media & Ethics

November 21, 2017

America’s Most Dangerous Cult

“Everybody knows” what a cult is. “Cult” is one of those words promoted by the media. Yet if you question anyone using...

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The Work of Good People: The Real Breaking News

Media & Ethics

November 1, 2017

The Work of Good People: The Real Breaking News

Perhaps it is time to replace the righteous indignation in our hearts with the swell of love and compassion we feel when we...

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What is an “Agenda?”—A Classroom Play

Media & Ethics

October 19, 2017

What is an “Agenda?”—A Classroom Play

A junior high school teacher to her class: Today we are going to discuss the word “agenda.” Agenda means the underlying...

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Who’s Next in the Crosshairs of Discrimination?

Who’s Next in the Crosshairs of Discrimination?

Understand, that if one innocent person or group is not safe among us—if one person or group is denied the freedoms that...

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Scientology and Conspiracy: The Real Story

Scientology and Conspiracy: The Real Story

Perhaps you’ve come across “the real story” about Scientology on your Facebook feed, television screen or on some tabloid...

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Why Religious Freedom is Under Attack

Religious Freedom

October 6, 2017

Why Religious Freedom is Under Attack

Most world religions share a common purpose, whether it’s acknowledging spirituality, encouraging humanitarianism or preaching...

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An Open Letter from a Scientologist & Black Man to Tampa Bay Times Bigots

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 28, 2017

An Open Letter from a Scientologist & Black Man to Tampa Bay Times Bigots

You see, I understand I am just another “nigger,” and you know what is best for me. You deem yourself my Master. You are...

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The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

Scientology Religion

September 26, 2017

The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

He was hoping for some weird, juicy secret stuff from an insider but I had to disappoint him. Nothing there to tell. After...

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Ex-Members, Bigotry and Lazy Journalism

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 19, 2017

Ex-Members, Bigotry and Lazy Journalism

I have no doubt that in some cases the alleged negative experiences of ex-members are at least partially true. But what about...

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Scientologist’s Commencement Advice: How to Make This the Best of Times

Tolerance

August 2, 2017

Scientologist’s Commencement Advice: How to Make This the Best of Times

It was the best of times. I was on YouTube the other day and began watching some great commencement speeches, including one...

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The Truth (Not the Press) about Religion

Tolerance

July 1, 2017

The Truth (Not the Press) about Religion

I’ve heard plenty of people ask, “If Islam is a religion of peace, why aren’t they speaking out against terrorism?”...

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What the News Media Will Never Tell You About Scientology

Religious Freedom

April 27, 2017

What the News Media Will Never Tell You About Scientology

I have been in Scientology since 1980. At the age of 24 my life had become consumed by alcohol and drug abuse. I was on the...

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If I Were to Tell the Story of You

Media & Ethics

April 20, 2017

If I Were to Tell the Story of You

Pretend for a moment that I am a journalist. You’ve become something of a big deal, a hot topic. Lots of important people...

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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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