On This National Day of Prayer, Let’s All Join In Together

Tolerance

May 6, 2021

On This National Day of Prayer, Let’s All Join In Together

Some might quibble about the differences in our faiths and beliefs. I choose not to. Instead, I choose to join in the prayer...

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Where the Hate Is Coming From

Where the Hate Is Coming From

A few bigoted individuals have used the pandemic as an excuse to spread hate against Asian Americans. By the same illogic...

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Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Regardless of the form, such scandalmongers pander to some of the baser human traits, the thirst for gossip, rumor and bad...

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CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

Reducing hundreds of thousands of sincere individuals to a sneering allusion at the end of a snide put-down is not journalism,...

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

Scientology Religion

April 29, 2021

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

It turns out that we were about to hear an extraordinary update on a project involving tens of thousands of hours from Church...

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What I Learned About the World on My Ride

Tolerance

April 28, 2021

What I Learned About the World on My Ride

On the first real day of spring here in central Oregon, I dusted off my bicycle and went for a ride. My neighbors, devout...

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Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Just as criminologists have developed profiles of common traits for individuals like serial killers, mass murderers, terrorists,...

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Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Targeting people, especially strangers at random, to be punished simply because of how they look or where they come from is...

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The Hollywood Reporter: Your Go-To Platform for Antireligious Vitriol

Media & Ethics

April 13, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter: Your Go-To Platform for Antireligious Vitriol

It should come as no surprise, then, that over the years, THR should continue in its founder’s grand tradition of falsehood,...

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The True Meaning of Passover: Celebrating Freedom and Tolerance

Tolerance

April 2, 2021

The True Meaning of Passover: Celebrating Freedom and Tolerance

In this season of Passover, Jews around the world celebrate freedom from bondage, a never-before-or-since historical occurrence...

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Reflections on International Day Against Racism

Reflections on International Day Against Racism

The world recently celebrated United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and I wanted...

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The Dangers of Bias: Why “Murder Among the Mormons” Should Worry Us All

The Dangers of Bias: Why “Murder Among the Mormons” Should Worry Us All

Netflix’s recent three-part documentary, Murder Among the Mormons, is just the latest in a long line of mainstream media...

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The Sun’s Crusade to Eclipse the Truth

Media & Ethics

March 30, 2021

The Sun’s Crusade to Eclipse the Truth

Witness, too, The Sun’s decades-long campaign against ethnic migrants and minorities in general and Muslims in particular....

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Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom to Believe

Religious Freedom

March 30, 2021

Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom to Believe

As a 7th grader, I visited the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., where there is a quote in huge letters around the inner...

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Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

It’s human nature to want to understand things. Our relentless curiosity is what drives us forward as individuals and as...

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Is Diversity Finally Coming to the TV Academy?

Is Diversity Finally Coming to the TV Academy?

In early March, the TV Academy hired a consulting firm, ostensibly to address issues of equality head-on. Under the banner...

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I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I remember when I first became aware many years ago that there was a Wikipedia entry about me. It seemed, back in the burgeoning...

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In a World Dominated by Stereotype, MPAC Celebrates Muslim Authenticity

Religious Literacy

March 25, 2021

In a World Dominated by Stereotype, MPAC Celebrates Muslim Authenticity

What I saw was a recognition of the best kind of inclusion: a collection of movies, TV shows, and press coverage where Muslims...

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Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?

Religious Literacy

March 23, 2021

Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?

The Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau held its media awards ceremony on March 20. It was a straightforward affair,...

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The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

Tolerance

March 21, 2021

The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

This year, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is chillingly well-timed.

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Salon’s Nicole Karlis Glamorizes Violent, Abusive Practice, Victimizing Minorities

Salon’s Nicole Karlis Glamorizes Violent, Abusive Practice, Victimizing Minorities

If you disagree with someone’s political, philosophical or religious beliefs, according to Karlis and her sources, you have...

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Distractify’s Mustafa Gatollari Spreads Disinformation

Distractify’s Mustafa Gatollari Spreads Disinformation

Just as bullies only pick on people whom it seems safe to bully, bigots only practice bigotry on minority groups—the ones...

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The Daily Beast’s Campaign Against Truth and Honest Journalism

Media & Ethics

March 18, 2021

The Daily Beast’s Campaign Against Truth and Honest Journalism

The Daily Beast at first proclaimed its innocence, then temporized with an editorial, then tardily edited out the identifying...

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“Murder Among the Mormons” Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t the Mormons

“Murder Among the Mormons” Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t the Mormons

It’s tempting as a filmmaker to go for the low-hanging fruit—to play on people’s fears of the “out” group and reinforce...

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Remembering New Zealand—How We Can Make Hope Out of Tragedy

Remembering New Zealand—How We Can Make Hope Out of Tragedy

The vast majority of people in the world are good. They have their hopes and dreams. They have family and friends whom they...

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The Essence of Religion: L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday, and His Gift

Scientology Religion

March 13, 2021

The Essence of Religion: L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday, and His Gift

Though I grew up Catholic, I’ve been into many churches of different types and one thing I’ve always noticed is the same...

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A Prayer for Tabloid Hatemonger Emma Parry

A Prayer for Tabloid Hatemonger Emma Parry

May you come to see the people you write about as actual flesh-and-blood beings, with goals, feelings, failings and emotions...

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How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

I grew up around horses. My family raised them, cared for them, rode them, bred them, trained them, bought and sold them....

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Fashion and Bigotry Clash in Article by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Fashion and Bigotry Clash in Article by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Fashion journalist Hamish Bowles and I were both born in the capital city of the beautiful Albion and have since set down...

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The Very Definition of Prejudice

The Very Definition of Prejudice

Here’s how it shakes out: Really nice, friendly, intelligent, helpful, communicative people: 34. The people I was afraid...

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On This National Day of Prayer, Let’s All Join In Together

Tolerance

May 6, 2021

On This National Day of Prayer, Let’s All Join In Together

Some might quibble about the differences in our faiths and beliefs. I choose not to. Instead, I choose to join in the prayer...

READ MORE
Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Regardless of the form, such scandalmongers pander to some of the baser human traits, the thirst for gossip, rumor and bad...

READ MORE
CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

Reducing hundreds of thousands of sincere individuals to a sneering allusion at the end of a snide put-down is not journalism,...

READ MORE
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

Scientology Religion

April 29, 2021

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

It turns out that we were about to hear an extraordinary update on a project involving tens of thousands of hours from Church...

READ MORE
What I Learned About the World on My Ride

Tolerance

April 28, 2021

What I Learned About the World on My Ride

On the first real day of spring here in central Oregon, I dusted off my bicycle and went for a ride. My neighbors, devout...

READ MORE
Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Just as criminologists have developed profiles of common traits for individuals like serial killers, mass murderers, terrorists,...

READ MORE
Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Targeting people, especially strangers at random, to be punished simply because of how they look or where they come from is...

READ MORE
The Hollywood Reporter: Your Go-To Platform for Antireligious Vitriol

Media & Ethics

April 13, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter: Your Go-To Platform for Antireligious Vitriol

It should come as no surprise, then, that over the years, THR should continue in its founder’s grand tradition of falsehood,...

READ MORE
The True Meaning of Passover: Celebrating Freedom and Tolerance

Tolerance

April 2, 2021

The True Meaning of Passover: Celebrating Freedom and Tolerance

In this season of Passover, Jews around the world celebrate freedom from bondage, a never-before-or-since historical occurrence...

READ MORE
The Dangers of Bias: Why “Murder Among the Mormons” Should Worry Us All

The Dangers of Bias: Why “Murder Among the Mormons” Should Worry Us All

Netflix’s recent three-part documentary, Murder Among the Mormons, is just the latest in a long line of mainstream media...

READ MORE
The Sun’s Crusade to Eclipse the Truth

Media & Ethics

March 30, 2021

The Sun’s Crusade to Eclipse the Truth

Witness, too, The Sun’s decades-long campaign against ethnic migrants and minorities in general and Muslims in particular....

READ MORE
Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom to Believe

Religious Freedom

March 30, 2021

Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom to Believe

As a 7th grader, I visited the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., where there is a quote in huge letters around the inner...

READ MORE
Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

It’s human nature to want to understand things. Our relentless curiosity is what drives us forward as individuals and as...

READ MORE
I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I remember when I first became aware many years ago that there was a Wikipedia entry about me. It seemed, back in the burgeoning...

READ MORE
In a World Dominated by Stereotype, MPAC Celebrates Muslim Authenticity

Religious Literacy

March 25, 2021

In a World Dominated by Stereotype, MPAC Celebrates Muslim Authenticity

What I saw was a recognition of the best kind of inclusion: a collection of movies, TV shows, and press coverage where Muslims...

READ MORE
Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?

Religious Literacy

March 23, 2021

Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?

The Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau held its media awards ceremony on March 20. It was a straightforward affair,...

READ MORE
The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

Tolerance

March 21, 2021

The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

This year, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is chillingly well-timed.

READ MORE
Salon’s Nicole Karlis Glamorizes Violent, Abusive Practice, Victimizing Minorities

Salon’s Nicole Karlis Glamorizes Violent, Abusive Practice, Victimizing Minorities

If you disagree with someone’s political, philosophical or religious beliefs, according to Karlis and her sources, you have...

READ MORE
Distractify’s Mustafa Gatollari Spreads Disinformation

Distractify’s Mustafa Gatollari Spreads Disinformation

Just as bullies only pick on people whom it seems safe to bully, bigots only practice bigotry on minority groups—the ones...

READ MORE
The Daily Beast’s Campaign Against Truth and Honest Journalism

Media & Ethics

March 18, 2021

The Daily Beast’s Campaign Against Truth and Honest Journalism

The Daily Beast at first proclaimed its innocence, then temporized with an editorial, then tardily edited out the identifying...

READ MORE
“Murder Among the Mormons” Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t the Mormons

“Murder Among the Mormons” Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t the Mormons

It’s tempting as a filmmaker to go for the low-hanging fruit—to play on people’s fears of the “out” group and reinforce...

READ MORE
The Essence of Religion: L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday, and His Gift

Scientology Religion

March 13, 2021

The Essence of Religion: L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday, and His Gift

Though I grew up Catholic, I’ve been into many churches of different types and one thing I’ve always noticed is the same...

READ MORE
A Prayer for Tabloid Hatemonger Emma Parry

A Prayer for Tabloid Hatemonger Emma Parry

May you come to see the people you write about as actual flesh-and-blood beings, with goals, feelings, failings and emotions...

READ MORE
How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

I grew up around horses. My family raised them, cared for them, rode them, bred them, trained them, bought and sold them....

READ MORE
Fashion and Bigotry Clash in Article by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Fashion and Bigotry Clash in Article by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Fashion journalist Hamish Bowles and I were both born in the capital city of the beautiful Albion and have since set down...

READ MORE

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