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ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY

COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I made it 31 minutes in, to the scene that managed to insult Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Rastafarianism, and yes, even managed to throw in multiple jabs at Scientology.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
1964. For most Americans, vegetables at the dinner table were an afterthought. What vegetables there were, were certainly not fresh. They were frozen or canned. One of the biggest purveyors of such veggies was the Green Giant Company. The company’s symbol and “spokesman” was the Jolly Green Giant.
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
“This is classic,” I thought. This guy was the poster child for the usual type of person who rages against Scientology. You’ve met this type in your own life. Ignorant, smug, self-satisfied, self-aggrandizing, self-deluded, in a constant search for anything and anyone to hate and belittle, thinking it will somehow make them look good.
MEDIA & ETHICS
Left, Right, or Center, the editorial boards all have an agenda. They’re all preaching to their own choir, which also happens to be their financial base.
MEDIA & ETHICS
When a reporter takes on the subject of (someone else’s) religion, he or she does not usually understand what he or she is reporting on, or is relying on biased/slanted data and ignoring the sensibilities of their intended audience.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Why attack or defame that level of commitment? Why would the FFRF see this as a threat to their organization? To humanity? Are these badges saying “for God and country” actually a threat to anything at all?
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
The effort to make these religious groups seem dangerous, threatening or just plain weird was prodigious. And didn’t really work on me, to be honest—my husband’s family includes a large branch of Jehovah’s Witnesses and they all seem perfectly normal to me.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
My sons were raised on Disney. We watched movies like Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story, over and over and over and over again.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I’m telling you to stop using the word “cult.” The “C” word. Just stop it. Why? I challenge you—if you can show me a sentence where the word “cult” isn’t demeaning, I’ll back off. Email me here. Everyone knows of the problem with the “N”-word.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
“Wait!!” Remini shouted. “Not THAT! Anything but THAT!! I’ll take fire and brimstone instead! Please! Mercy!”