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What We Scientologists Wish You Knew About Us

Scientology Religion

December 29, 2017

What We Scientologists Wish You Knew About Us

I am a Scientologist of over 35 years, and my friends and I are here to tell you that we are no different from you.

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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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Scientology, “Critics” and Critical Mass

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 15, 2017

Scientology, “Critics” and Critical Mass

Just start pounding an idea enough times into enough people until, hypnotically, they begin to believe it. Critical mass is...

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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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Bigotry—I Just Won’t Do That Anymore

Tolerance

September 25, 2017

Bigotry—I Just Won’t Do That Anymore

That’s the importance of religion, to me. And I know it’s true because I experienced it at that interfaith meeting. And...

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STAND Member Reflects on Visit to Iconic Religious Freedom Site

Religious Freedom

August 23, 2017

STAND Member Reflects on Visit to Iconic Religious Freedom Site

Under cover of a January blizzard, Roger Williams left his wife and children, slipping away to avoid the men sent to arrest...

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Lessons in Tolerance from South Africa

Tolerance

July 4, 2017

Lessons in Tolerance from South Africa

I guess there is bigotry everywhere, but—oddly enough—I don’t experience too much of that here in South Africa. If you...

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A Town in New Jersey is Getting a New Mosque—and Why it Matters

Tolerance

June 23, 2017

A Town in New Jersey is Getting a New Mosque—and Why it Matters

The story of how a new mosque was approved for construction in Bernard Township, New Jersey is a classic case of good news...

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Raising Our Voices—What it Means to be a STAND Member

Raising Our Voices—What it Means to be a STAND Member

Scientologists are, almost without exception, really nice people. That’s something you could say of most people and groups...

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A Different Perspective on “Cults”

A Different Perspective on “Cults”

All new religions before being “established” are or were considered “cults” (definition 3). That would include Christianity...

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Remembering the Holocaust, and a Remarkable Story of Survival

Religious Freedom

April 27, 2017

Remembering the Holocaust, and a Remarkable Story of Survival

Joe was a brilliant, hard-working man who, because he was Jewish, found himself a prisoner in a concentration camp in Poland...

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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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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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The Religion of Humanitarianism

The Religion of Humanitarianism

“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world,” said Abdul Sattar Edhi, the late...

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How to Triumph over Hate: Flourish and Prosper

How to Triumph over Hate: Flourish and Prosper

You may have heard about the recent wave of hate crimes sweeping our nation. Crimes against Muslims in New York were up 50...

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Intolerance in Hollywood—A Word of Caution

Religious Freedom

March 12, 2017

Intolerance in Hollywood—A Word of Caution

Hollywood, my hometown, is all about tolerance… as long as it fits “their” agenda. Pro-choice, green initiatives, gay...

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When Media Crosses the Line and Feeds the Flames of Religious Bigotry

When Media Crosses the Line and Feeds the Flames of Religious Bigotry

When major media becomes unfair, unjust and dishonest it threatens the bedrock of our society that depends on an honest evaluation...

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Aziz Ansari Hits the Mark in SNL Monologue

Aziz Ansari Hits the Mark in SNL Monologue

Aziz Ansari said something interesting on Saturday Night Live , and I laughed, because he’s freaking hilarious. And because,...

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Religious Group “Charged” with Offering Donuts at Meeting

Religious Group “Charged” with Offering Donuts at Meeting

American Humanist Association slights Muslims and Scientologists, likening them to The Satanic Temple and asking parents to...

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A Real Story A&E TV Doesn’t Want You to See

A Real Story A&E TV Doesn’t Want You to See

I run a website about Scientology and parenting. If you Google the terms “Scientology” and “parenting,” it’s the...

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Anti-Religious Hate Crimes Should Be No Smirking Matter for A&E, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder

Anti-Religious Hate Crimes Should Be No Smirking Matter for A&E, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder

An A&E series produced by Slauson Productions allowing avowed anti-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder to smirk and...

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