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What Do You Mean by “God?”

Tolerance

September 3, 2018

What Do You Mean by “God?”

Man’s entire history has, to a large degree, centered on the question of God. Wars have been fought, families torn apart,...

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Disney & Remini: A “Tangled” Story of Lies and Doublespeak

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 1, 2018

Disney & Remini: A “Tangled” Story of Lies and Doublespeak

Even the cynical staff at Disney and A&E would recognize that they had gone too far if Remini attacked their church, their...

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How to See People for Who They Really Are

Tolerance

July 25, 2018

How to See People for Who They Really Are

This lawyer wanted my friend to make a generalization about two groups of people rather than allow her to judge the case by...

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People Who “Discriminate” Can’t Discriminate

Tolerance

January 10, 2018

People Who “Discriminate” Can’t Discriminate

Real, careful discrimination takes accurate observation, knowledge of the subject at hand, and fine judgment. That takes some...

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Taking a STAND Against Discrimination: Nelson Mandela

Tolerance

December 17, 2017

Taking a STAND Against Discrimination: Nelson Mandela

His English name was Nelson Mandela, but at birth his mother had named him Rolihlahla, which meant “troublemaker” in his...

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Why Is Scientology Treated “Unfairly?”

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 11, 2017

Why Is Scientology Treated “Unfairly?”

Cultures change slowly. I was born in 1945. When I was growing up in Washington, D.C., discrimination against African Americans,...

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On Respecting Religion, Church and State

Tolerance

December 10, 2017

On Respecting Religion, Church and State

We’re living at a time when it seems that to believe in something means you have to do whatever you can to force everyone...

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Taking Action Against Discrimination: Harry Truman

Taking Action Against Discrimination: Harry Truman

“For these compelling reasons, we can no longer afford the luxury of a leisurely attack upon prejudice and discrimination.”

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Who’s Next in the Crosshairs of Discrimination?

Who’s Next in the Crosshairs of Discrimination?

Understand, that if one innocent person or group is not safe among us—if one person or group is denied the freedoms that...

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Why Religious Freedom and Equality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Tolerance

September 22, 2017

Why Religious Freedom and Equality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

The Justice Department has waded into a Supreme Court case involving a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake...

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Cassini—How a Mission to Saturn Became a Triumph Over Evil

Tolerance

September 20, 2017

Cassini—How a Mission to Saturn Became a Triumph Over Evil

On October 15, 1997, NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency together launched the Cassini-Huygens probe...

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STAND Member Reflects on Visit to Iconic Religious Freedom Site

Religious Freedom

August 23, 2017

STAND Member Reflects on Visit to Iconic Religious Freedom Site

Under cover of a January blizzard, Roger Williams left his wife and children, slipping away to avoid the men sent to arrest...

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A Case of Medical Discrimination

Religious Freedom

July 20, 2017

A Case of Medical Discrimination

I took a survey yesterday about my recent experience in the hospital. I was there for a C-section for my third baby. One of...

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A Scientologist’s Great-Grandmother’s Poem

Religious Freedom

July 12, 2017

A Scientologist’s Great-Grandmother’s Poem

I was fortunate enough to know, and have wonderful conversations, with a truly fascinating woman—my great grandmother. Just...

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Raising Our Voices—What it Means to be a STAND Member

Raising Our Voices—What it Means to be a STAND Member

Scientologists are, almost without exception, really nice people. That’s something you could say of most people and groups...

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Tell Someone. And Get Them to Tell Someone Else.

Religious Freedom

May 17, 2017

Tell Someone. And Get Them to Tell Someone Else.

It has been said that if one person told someone about something, and then the next day that second person told someone else,...

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Why Tolerance Works

Tolerance

May 16, 2017

Why Tolerance Works

When I was in my teens I could cruise any major street in Southern California and stop for a hamburger. Now I can stop for...

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If Religion is All Greek to You

Tolerance

May 15, 2017

If Religion is All Greek to You

I was raised Jewish, and I remember going to temple and reading from the Torah when I was 11. Unfortunately, I could read...

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One of Those Scientologists

One of Those Scientologists

A few years back my husband and I took in a family member who was having a rough time. She’d been on and off drugs for decades—yes...

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Where Religious Discrimination Never Happens

Where Religious Discrimination Never Happens

On the block where I grew up I played with kids whose parents were Holocaust survivors. What they endured was a terrible note...

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Freedom is Just Freedom

Religious Freedom

April 14, 2017

Freedom is Just Freedom

Historically, the human race has excelled in the fields of prejudice and discrimination. Historically, the human race has...

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What it Means to Be an American

Religious Freedom

April 11, 2017

What it Means to Be an American

I’ve studied the Constitution of the United States more than once and I love what our founders put in place for future generations.

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What Color are Your Eyes?

Religious Freedom

March 28, 2017

What Color are Your Eyes?

Discriminate: to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit. If you have ever been discriminated...

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Which Scientology Books Have You Read?

Which Scientology Books Have You Read?

Any longtime Scientologist like me has become inured to periodic lunatic media eruptions on the subject. They bring to mind...

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A Real Story A&E TV Doesn’t Want You to See

A Real Story A&E TV Doesn’t Want You to See

I run a website about Scientology and parenting. If you Google the terms “Scientology” and “parenting,” it’s the...

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Jews, Gays, Scientologists—Media Abuse and Bigotry

Jews, Gays, Scientologists—Media Abuse and Bigotry

I am 34 years old. I was born and raised in Scientology. Both my parents worked for the Church of Scientology until very recently.

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