Author Michael Scandling

And That is Respect

Tolerance

November 28, 2018

And That is Respect

We would have dinner and spend the rest of the night talking till the wee hours about religion—he from his perspective and...

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Disney Has a Problem

Media & Ethics

September 30, 2018

Disney Has a Problem

As a sad testimony to the bloodthirstiness of a portion of America’s viewing public, Remini’s show had a few people watching...

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Religion: The Price of Being “Different”

Tolerance

August 7, 2018

Religion: The Price of Being “Different”

What are these people so afraid of? That Jehovah’s Witnesses are personally attacking them by handing them copies of The...

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If It Bleeds, It Leads. No Matter Whose Blood It Is.

Media & Ethics

February 27, 2018

If It Bleeds, It Leads. No Matter Whose Blood It Is.

In early 1898, William Randolph Hearst needed more readership for his newspaper, the New York Morning Journal . He figured...

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People Who “Discriminate” Can’t Discriminate

Tolerance

January 10, 2018

People Who “Discriminate” Can’t Discriminate

Real, careful discrimination takes accurate observation, knowledge of the subject at hand, and fine judgment. That takes some...

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Guilt by Association: Making Good People and Their Religions Look Bad

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 12, 2017

Guilt by Association: Making Good People and Their Religions Look Bad

The prophets wanted their followers to believe in God and follow His Word. It’s true that some adherents to these religions...

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Increased Tolerance: The Apple Pie Method

Tolerance

December 3, 2017

Increased Tolerance: The Apple Pie Method

One day when I was a kid, my mom brought an apple pie home from the bakery. This was a rare occurrence in our sugar-rationed...

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What My Trip to Idaho for the Eclipse Taught Me About Prejudice

Tolerance

November 17, 2017

What My Trip to Idaho for the Eclipse Taught Me About Prejudice

We were either going to see a magnificent astronomical event or—more likely—we were going to end up as bloody roadkill...

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