AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

Anti-Religious Propaganda

February 16, 2021

AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

The tabloid media regularly employs an old tried-and-true technique upon the public known as the “seed of doubt.” It is...

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The Different Shades of White Supremacy

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 12, 2021

The Different Shades of White Supremacy

It can be comforting and comfortable to share the same private snickers and public derisions as one’s friends about everything...

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Is Nothing Sacred? United Nations Moves to Protect Religious Sites

Tolerance

February 8, 2021

Is Nothing Sacred? United Nations Moves to Protect Religious Sites

The United Nations and its member states have a complicated history with regard to religious freedom.

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Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

His legacy is a lesson to all of us when faced with the bitter fruit of discrimination, hate and intolerance: Be your own...

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“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

In 1944, a courageous band of artists at the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt cobbled together a play inspired by the...

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Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

Religious Freedom

January 31, 2021

Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

The New York State decision is not going to be the end of the discussion. Other cases are pending. Legislative bodies have...

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A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

Religious Literacy

January 29, 2021

A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

The big question is: how did the filmmakers navigate the minefield of religious dogma when it comes to the representation...

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Religious Difference in a COVID-19 World

Religious Difference in a COVID-19 World

People so often show their true colors during challenging times and, for most people, that means finding ways to succeed in...

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International Day of Education: From COVID to Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy

January 24, 2021

International Day of Education: From COVID to Religious Literacy

Truth be told, the intolerance and hate that come from otherness are as old as the human race, and without diminishing the...

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Remembering Religion’s Legacy of Preserving Knowledge on This International Day of Education

Religious Literacy

January 24, 2021

Remembering Religion’s Legacy of Preserving Knowledge on This International Day of Education

In addition to practical knowledge, the monasteries were also the last refuge for scholarly knowledge. One of the principal...

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Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

No finite definitions for the terms “hate speech” and “disinformation” currently exist under international law. Social...

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Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

Scientology Religion

January 19, 2021

Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

First, the diversity—people from all countries, races, languages, ages and professions. It was fascinating. Individuals...

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On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

Religious Freedom

January 16, 2021

On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

This day reminds us that the right to believe in what we choose is an inherent human right. Whether you’re a Christian,...

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Why You Should Speak Up

Tolerance

January 14, 2021

Why You Should Speak Up

The government cannot regulate kindness. It is you and me that can really make a difference. And no matter what anyone would...

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Surprise: Gen Z More likely to Believe in God than Millennials

Religious Literacy

January 12, 2021

Surprise: Gen Z More likely to Believe in God than Millennials

Moving forward, we should do our best to eradicate bias or stigma towards any religion and let our communities, especially...

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Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Religious Freedom

January 9, 2021

Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Enforcing lack of religious dress is intolerant in its own right, and most often happens in democracies. “Europe had the...

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Teaching About Religion vs. Teaching Religion—What Is and Isn’t Constitutional

Religious Literacy

January 7, 2021

Teaching About Religion vs. Teaching Religion—What Is and Isn’t Constitutional

A federal judge dismissed a suit by Libby Hilsenrath, a New Jersey mother who claimed that a seventh-grade social studies...

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Is Scientology an Investment?

Scientology Religion

January 6, 2021

Is Scientology an Investment?

When it comes up in conversation with someone that I’m a Scientologist, I usually say to the person: “…and you’re...

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More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

People are catching on to the fact that the real publicity stuntperson is that individual on the sidelines, complaining shrilly,...

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Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Media & Ethics

January 2, 2021

Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Romano joins the unholy pantheon of scribes who could care less about the real people she’s hurting, as long as she’s...

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Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price

Tolerance

December 30, 2020

Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price

The entire premise of our nation’s founding is eliminating tyranny from people’s lives. Prime amongst tyrannies to avoid,...

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Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 27, 2020

Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

The “religion” of bigotry—for, make no mistake: it requires a hefty heap of faith to ignore logic and the evidence of...

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While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 23, 2020

While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

As the proverb goes, when a pickpocket meets a saint, he sees only his pockets. Even as we help the millions in a pandemic,...

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How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 19, 2020

How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

It is the most plain, by-the-book exercise in bigotry you have ever seen. And it’s also the very definition of persecution,...

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Want To Know How Scientologists Really Feel? Yahoo’s Taryn Ryder Says: Ask an Anti-Scientologist

Anti-Religious Propaganda

December 17, 2020

Want To Know How Scientologists Really Feel? Yahoo’s Taryn Ryder Says: Ask an Anti-Scientologist

If Yahoo’s Taryn Ryder wants to know where to get the best blueberry pie, she will consult someone with a violent berry...

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An Egyptian and an Israeli—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Tolerance

December 17, 2020

An Egyptian and an Israeli—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Egyptian media, live and online, pounced on the show of fellowship as inappropriate, seditious and treasonous, calling for...

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Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 16, 2020

Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

They know what she sees as she peers out that window. She sees into their hearts as only an innocent can see. “In spite...

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Nigeria: Even Democracies Violate Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

December 15, 2020

Nigeria: Even Democracies Violate Religious Freedom

The designation holds a special significance. According to Gayle Manchin, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious...

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Hatred Turns to Love in the Miracle of North Little Rock

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 15, 2020

Hatred Turns to Love in the Miracle of North Little Rock

But something different happened. Neighbors, hearing of the incident on social media, responded in solidarity. Seven-foot-tall...

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I’ll STAND Up for You

Tolerance

December 14, 2020

I’ll STAND Up for You

I’ll stand up for truth and fairness and equal rights. I’ll stand up for your freedom of thought and expression. I’ll...

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AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

Anti-Religious Propaganda

February 16, 2021

AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

The tabloid media regularly employs an old tried-and-true technique upon the public known as the “seed of doubt.” It is...

READ MORE
The Different Shades of White Supremacy

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 12, 2021

The Different Shades of White Supremacy

It can be comforting and comfortable to share the same private snickers and public derisions as one’s friends about everything...

READ MORE
Is Nothing Sacred? United Nations Moves to Protect Religious Sites

Tolerance

February 8, 2021

Is Nothing Sacred? United Nations Moves to Protect Religious Sites

The United Nations and its member states have a complicated history with regard to religious freedom.

READ MORE
Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

His legacy is a lesson to all of us when faced with the bitter fruit of discrimination, hate and intolerance: Be your own...

READ MORE
“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

In 1944, a courageous band of artists at the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt cobbled together a play inspired by the...

READ MORE
Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

Religious Freedom

January 31, 2021

Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

The New York State decision is not going to be the end of the discussion. Other cases are pending. Legislative bodies have...

READ MORE
A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

Religious Literacy

January 29, 2021

A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

The big question is: how did the filmmakers navigate the minefield of religious dogma when it comes to the representation...

READ MORE
International Day of Education: From COVID to Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy

January 24, 2021

International Day of Education: From COVID to Religious Literacy

Truth be told, the intolerance and hate that come from otherness are as old as the human race, and without diminishing the...

READ MORE
Remembering Religion’s Legacy of Preserving Knowledge on This International Day of Education

Religious Literacy

January 24, 2021

Remembering Religion’s Legacy of Preserving Knowledge on This International Day of Education

In addition to practical knowledge, the monasteries were also the last refuge for scholarly knowledge. One of the principal...

READ MORE
Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

No finite definitions for the terms “hate speech” and “disinformation” currently exist under international law. Social...

READ MORE
Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

Scientology Religion

January 19, 2021

Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

First, the diversity—people from all countries, races, languages, ages and professions. It was fascinating. Individuals...

READ MORE
On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

Religious Freedom

January 16, 2021

On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

This day reminds us that the right to believe in what we choose is an inherent human right. Whether you’re a Christian,...

READ MORE
Why You Should Speak Up

Tolerance

January 14, 2021

Why You Should Speak Up

The government cannot regulate kindness. It is you and me that can really make a difference. And no matter what anyone would...

READ MORE
Surprise: Gen Z More likely to Believe in God than Millennials

Religious Literacy

January 12, 2021

Surprise: Gen Z More likely to Believe in God than Millennials

Moving forward, we should do our best to eradicate bias or stigma towards any religion and let our communities, especially...

READ MORE
Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Religious Freedom

January 9, 2021

Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Enforcing lack of religious dress is intolerant in its own right, and most often happens in democracies. “Europe had the...

READ MORE
Teaching About Religion vs. Teaching Religion—What Is and Isn’t Constitutional

Religious Literacy

January 7, 2021

Teaching About Religion vs. Teaching Religion—What Is and Isn’t Constitutional

A federal judge dismissed a suit by Libby Hilsenrath, a New Jersey mother who claimed that a seventh-grade social studies...

READ MORE
Is Scientology an Investment?

Scientology Religion

January 6, 2021

Is Scientology an Investment?

When it comes up in conversation with someone that I’m a Scientologist, I usually say to the person: “…and you’re...

READ MORE
More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

People are catching on to the fact that the real publicity stuntperson is that individual on the sidelines, complaining shrilly,...

READ MORE
Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Media & Ethics

January 2, 2021

Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Romano joins the unholy pantheon of scribes who could care less about the real people she’s hurting, as long as she’s...

READ MORE
Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price

Tolerance

December 30, 2020

Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price

The entire premise of our nation’s founding is eliminating tyranny from people’s lives. Prime amongst tyrannies to avoid,...

READ MORE
Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 27, 2020

Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

The “religion” of bigotry—for, make no mistake: it requires a hefty heap of faith to ignore logic and the evidence of...

READ MORE
While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 23, 2020

While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

As the proverb goes, when a pickpocket meets a saint, he sees only his pockets. Even as we help the millions in a pandemic,...

READ MORE
How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 19, 2020

How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

It is the most plain, by-the-book exercise in bigotry you have ever seen. And it’s also the very definition of persecution,...

READ MORE
Want To Know How Scientologists Really Feel? Yahoo’s Taryn Ryder Says: Ask an Anti-Scientologist

Anti-Religious Propaganda

December 17, 2020

Want To Know How Scientologists Really Feel? Yahoo’s Taryn Ryder Says: Ask an Anti-Scientologist

If Yahoo’s Taryn Ryder wants to know where to get the best blueberry pie, she will consult someone with a violent berry...

READ MORE
An Egyptian and an Israeli—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Tolerance

December 17, 2020

An Egyptian and an Israeli—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Egyptian media, live and online, pounced on the show of fellowship as inappropriate, seditious and treasonous, calling for...

READ MORE
Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 16, 2020

Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

They know what she sees as she peers out that window. She sees into their hearts as only an innocent can see. “In spite...

READ MORE
Nigeria: Even Democracies Violate Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

December 15, 2020

Nigeria: Even Democracies Violate Religious Freedom

The designation holds a special significance. According to Gayle Manchin, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious...

READ MORE
Hatred Turns to Love in the Miracle of North Little Rock

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 15, 2020

Hatred Turns to Love in the Miracle of North Little Rock

But something different happened. Neighbors, hearing of the incident on social media, responded in solidarity. Seven-foot-tall...

READ MORE
I’ll STAND Up for You

Tolerance

December 14, 2020

I’ll STAND Up for You

I’ll stand up for truth and fairness and equal rights. I’ll stand up for your freedom of thought and expression. I’ll...

READ MORE

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