Why a Scientologist Wished She’d Gone to South Africa Sooner
Like these words from the late Nelson Mandela: “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.”
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, Jews, Catholics, Mormons, Gays, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and Muslims was not the least bit unusual and was largely accepted. Southern politicians got elected based on who was the loudest and most viciously racist.
Why We Stand for Equality, This Day Against Racism
Acts of racial discrimination diminish freedom—not just for the oppressed, but for all of us.
With Faith, Not Fear: A Model for How to Handle Hate
Suppose a rock crashed through your window slamming into the wall of your living room, narrowly missing the sofa where your grandchild sits. Then suppose the tires were slashed on your car and truck, with hate messages and swastikas scrawled on those vehicles.
Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Voice That Sang a Nation Into Change
When one thinks of women who pushed the boundaries of civil rights, one seminal figure is rarely mentioned. Her name was Marian Anderson.
Bigot Leah Remini Disgraces the Memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Leah Remini posted on Twitter expressing her “support” of the civil rights legend and religious leader, employing the same account she uses to spread daily antireligious hate.
Hate Report: Blogger Tony Ortega Promotes Racist Stereotypes
The tweet, which fuels racial stereotypes, also exposes Ortega’s hypocrisy. The unemployed blogger—whose funding source is former call girl Karen de la Carriere—daily promotes anti-Scientology hate speech in his postings, in which he includes photos of Scientologist children as well as Church staff, executives and members. With no concern for their security or safety, Ortega lays them open to harm from his rabid and ill-informed followers.
MLK Day—Honoring the Memory of an American Hero
He told the crowd, famously, that he had a dream that day. A dream “that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
Remembering the Emanuel Nine: Lives Are Not Dispensable
Today, we remember, uplift and uphold the spirits of the Emanuel Nine. Were it not for their sacrifice, the world might be quieter in the face of evil.
We Embrace Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, But Would He Embrace Us?
A lifetime has already passed since that 1963 speech, and we, at the end of that passage of time, still live in a country made dangerous by hate.