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LEAH REMINI

COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
It’s bad enough when adults turn a blind eye to bullying, it’s disgraceful when they encourage it, and it’s criminal when major U.S. corporations contribute to the problem by airing or sponsoring TV programs that set up innocent kids as “different” and therefore as targets.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
You see, I understand I am just another “nigger,” and you know what is best for me. You deem yourself my Master. You are not my friend.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Leah found something that she could do really well (hate) AND make a lot of money at the same time.
TOLERANCE
I’ve gotten that response several times over the past year when I tell people I’m a Scientologist after they’ve spewed their ignorance all over the subject of my religion. Situation one was on a plane. Two women next to me were gossiping about a magazine article that covered Scientology.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Using apostates to spread religious intolerance is not a new tactic, but in the age of the internet and life-as-entertainment, it’s taken on a new face. By definition, an apostate is not just a person who wanders away from a faith. It’s a bit more serious than that.
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
One of the first things one learns about when studying Scientology is the definition of an overt act. An overt act is an act which harms more then it helps. It is an action that is contrary to optimum survival.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Walgreens is a sponsor of an A&E show featuring previously unemployed actress Leah Remini and other former members of the Church of Scientology that either left or were asked to leave the church. The show can’t really be called a documentary or piece of investigative journalism because it only shows one delusional side of the story from individuals that are being paid to smear the church.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
The other day, I read an online article that spoke of how an animation studio’s approach to storytelling was repurposed and being used to sell products, ideas, and even political candidates. It reminded me that we humans are not as logical in our decision-making process as we would like to believe.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I don’t know Leah. I didn’t know Leah. I have no interest in ever knowing Leah. But we share many connections, and friends, or rather I know many of her former friends. I say former because they have—as you may have suspected—cut ties with her. Now, let’s talk about friendship.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
In one of my favorite seasons of Saved by the Bell, Zack Morris developed a summer relationship with Stacey Carosi, a tough, yet sensitive daughter of a beach club owner. One of the silver linings of the movie Old School was that it featured (at that time) a well-known Scientologist.