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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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Why Hate Is Hate: One Woman’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Why Hate Is Hate: One Woman’s 15 Minutes of Fame

At this point, I know I shouldn’t be surprised. But every time it happens, I am. Someone degrades my religion for clickbait.

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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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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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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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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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Religious Illiteracy From “Religion Guy” Richard Ostling

Religious Literacy

March 7, 2021

Religious Illiteracy From “Religion Guy” Richard Ostling

In a recent post on Patheos.com, Richard Ostling, who goes by “the religion guy,” starts by speaking sympathetically of...

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Tarpley Hitt & Daily Beast: Only Bottom-Feeders, After All

Tarpley Hitt & Daily Beast: Only Bottom-Feeders, After All

Ms. Hitt is building a reputation as a writer who refuses to let the truth get in the way of a titillating story—even if...

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Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 25, 2021

Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Whether you knew you were doing it or not, in that explosive conversation you were employing an ancient mode of reasoning...

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The Looper’s Patrick Phillips Tells Us What’s “OK” to Hate

Media & Ethics

February 17, 2021

The Looper’s Patrick Phillips Tells Us What’s “OK” to Hate

Let’s assume that Phillips wouldn’t say about Jerry Seinfeld that the director of his latest comedy special is excited...

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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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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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Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Media & Ethics

November 12, 2020

Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Have you ever noticed that when someone has entirely mastered a skill or subject they are usually very calm, unemotional and...

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The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein

The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein

Working for the United Nations is an honor. The UN’s core values reflect a desire for a better, safer, freer society for...

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Hillary Kelly Should Maybe Talk To Someone

Media & Ethics

October 15, 2020

Hillary Kelly Should Maybe Talk To Someone

Possibly there should have been a separate back entrance to the Whole Foods, labeled “Scientologists Only.” Possibly,...

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Andy Marlette Proves Bigotry Still Has a Platform, Even in 2020

Media & Ethics

September 28, 2020

Andy Marlette Proves Bigotry Still Has a Platform, Even in 2020

It never ceases to amaze me that stupidity and arrogance so often go hand in hand, or in Pensacola News Journal columnist...

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“But She’s a Scientologist”—Antireligious Bigotry on Slashfilm.com

Media & Ethics

September 25, 2020

“But She’s a Scientologist”—Antireligious Bigotry on Slashfilm.com

I read an article recently on Slashfilm.com about a friend of mine, a lovely and talented actress who, in her spare time,...

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“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 22, 2020

“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Yes, chatty little “everyone-knows” assertions can develop into virulent violent acts of rage with the turn of a page,...

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“Cults”: Peeling Back the Label

Tolerance

September 10, 2020

“Cults”: Peeling Back the Label

When any label about someone else is offered, peel it back. Find out what’s actually underneath. Free them from the cage...

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Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 7, 2020

Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance

With everything going on in the world right now, it is time to change. It is time to stop condoning discrimination of any...

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Survival of the Friendliest?

Tolerance

August 23, 2020

Survival of the Friendliest?

It looks like we’ve had it all wrong since 1859. That’s when Charles Darwin began the evolution revolution with his seminal...

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Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

The loss in viewership, attributed to A&E’s cancellation of its police show, Live PD, exposed a suppurating inoperable tumor...

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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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On Advice Not to Love, From Unhappy People

Tolerance

April 10, 2020

On Advice Not to Love, From Unhappy People

As time went on and more people criticized others in my presence, I started worrying more and more about what others thought...

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Bigotry, Beanbags, Opals and Elephants

Tolerance

January 28, 2020

Bigotry, Beanbags, Opals and Elephants

Humankind at its finest sees a tree not as a green blob, but a Maple, its leaves individually defined, each one a bit different...

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