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On Hollis Jane Andrews’ Anti-Scientology Discrimination

On Hollis Jane Andrews’ Anti-Scientology Discrimination

It never ceases to amaze me that some grown adults starve so much for attention that they stoop to grade-school-level gossip...

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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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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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Scientology vs. Science Fiction

Scientology Religion

August 29, 2020

Scientology vs. Science Fiction

I was born in the South. There’s a kind of running joke about how someone in the South can insult you so politely you’re...

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Scientology Is Freedom. Freedom Is Fun.

Scientology Is Freedom. Freedom Is Fun.

In just about every society on earth, we humans are handed nothing but limits from the time we are born. The limits of popular...

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Bigotry: Nothing Funny About That

Bigotry: Nothing Funny About That

If someone were to make a list of the top 10 least funny things, “bigotry” would undoubtedly make the cut. There’s very...

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How the Whole Earth Catalog Primed Me for Scientology

How the Whole Earth Catalog Primed Me for Scientology

When I moved from a small town in upstate New York to the San Francisco Bay area at the age of 11, I found myself at the beginning...

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Confessions of an “Open-Minded” Person

Tolerance

February 3, 2020

Confessions of an “Open-Minded” Person

I was, however, “open-minded.” Cue the air quotes, please. There is a difference between open-minded and “open-minded.”...

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New Year’s Resolutions Fail: Scientology Can Help

Scientology Religion

January 21, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions Fail: Scientology Can Help

Sometimes the bar isn’t set very high, like the year my son said that his primary objective for the next 12 months was to...

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Why Does Scientology Keep Its Upper-Level Teachings “Secret”?

Scientology Religion

December 5, 2019

Why Does Scientology Keep Its Upper-Level Teachings “Secret”?

When I heard about the “OT levels” I was curious why much of it was kept confidential. Over time, I answered my own question....

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How Does It Feel to Be a Scientologist?

Scientology Religion

October 10, 2019

How Does It Feel to Be a Scientologist?

Since I have been a Scientologist for over 20 years, I feel I’m very qualified to answer this question. I’ll answer it...

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Three Religions and a Wedding

Religious Literacy

July 11, 2019

Three Religions and a Wedding

Guests of many religions were in attendance. We had Jewish relatives from my side, Catholics from my husband's side, Christians...

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What Happens When You Die?

What Happens When You Die?

And the more I studied religions, the more I saw the common thread. They all believed that you are more than your body and...

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I Left Scientology as a Teen: Here’s Why I Came Back

I Left Scientology as a Teen: Here’s Why I Came Back

In the end, I gave the “live life one day at a time and just do what makes you happy” thing a try. By the age of 23, I...

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Here’s to the Artists

Religious Literacy

June 22, 2019

Here’s to the Artists

Artists bring their own special energy to that endeavor and deserve support and encouragement and validation. Here’s to...

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Teamwork & Friendship Tear Down Intolerance

Tolerance

March 8, 2019

Teamwork & Friendship Tear Down Intolerance

Our friendships grew and our business thrived because we worked together as one team. We also worshipped together.

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Five Easy Ways to Tell If Your Post Is Bigoted

Tolerance

March 8, 2019

Five Easy Ways to Tell If Your Post Is Bigoted

Religious intolerance can be sneaky. You may not even realize you’re being a bigot. Probably because someone said some line...

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Peace on Earth, Protecting Goodwill for All

Scientology Religion

December 30, 2018

Peace on Earth, Protecting Goodwill for All

The day after Thanksgiving 2018, I suffered a heart attack and was rushed through triple bypass surgery. My wife is helping...

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Walt Disney Would be Appalled that the Company he Founded is Inciting Religious Hate

Media & Ethics

October 17, 2018

Walt Disney Would be Appalled that the Company he Founded is Inciting Religious Hate

If Walt were alive today there’s no question Remini’s show would never exist on one of his networks.

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Fake News Isn’t News and It Isn’t New

Media & Ethics

October 2, 2018

Fake News Isn’t News and It Isn’t New

Some years ago, my local Church of Scientology was in a legal battle with an individual who was violating the law. We took...

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How Young Is Too Young to Learn About Bigotry?

Tolerance

September 21, 2018

How Young Is Too Young to Learn About Bigotry?

I was moved by a recent articulate, thoughtful article about how to prepare your children for the evil that exists in the...

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