Author Melissa Butz

In Memory of Chris Cornell, July 20, 1964—May 18, 2017

Tolerance

May 16, 2018

In Memory of Chris Cornell, July 20, 1964—May 18, 2017

When my brother and I were kids, we were driving in the car with my dad one day and “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin...

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Is Mainstream Media Guilty of Stirring Bigotry and Discrimination Against the Innocent?

Media & Ethics

April 27, 2018

Is Mainstream Media Guilty of Stirring Bigotry and Discrimination Against the Innocent?

Mainstream media is paid quite handsomely to manipulate public opinion. I’d like to tell you about a dirty little trick...

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It’s Time to Shed the Stigma of “Organized Religion”

Religious Literacy

January 10, 2018

It’s Time to Shed the Stigma of “Organized Religion”

I’ve heard people speak of organized religion rather distastefully. Organized government takeover or organized guerrilla...

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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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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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We Scientologists Aren’t Biting the Hate-Bait

We Scientologists Aren’t Biting the Hate-Bait

How does a person communicate with others? What are his actions, attitudes, and accomplishments? These are what a Scientologist...

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The “Haunted” Inn and a Lesson on Perspective

Religious Freedom

August 11, 2017

The “Haunted” Inn and a Lesson on Perspective

Recently, I flew back to my home town for a high school reunion. I rented a car and drove to the Historic Brook Forest Inn,...

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