My Ph.D. in Hate: A Scientologist STANDs Against Bigotry
I know a lot about hate. Unfortunately, I’ve had way too much experience with intolerance and bigotry. I’m an expert in it. You’d think that perhaps I grew up in the Jim Crow South or some war-torn nation in the Middle East.
My Seasonal Pilgrimage: Coming Together, Coming Home
No one’s religion was cause for offense. No difference in color, social standing, job or education impacted the way we interacted.
Never Again—For Anyone
When I was a kid in the 70’s, I went to Sunday school at my synagogue. We did arts, crafts, sang songs and learned about Judaism. But the lessons weren’t always fun and games. We studied Jewish history, which was often wrought with persecution.
No, Laura Loomer: Jews Aren’t Bigots
It seems like religion is always at the forefront of so many unnecessary upsets, especially on social media. Recently, New York fell victim to another terror attack where an ISIS extremist drove into a group of pedestrians, killing several and injuring many more.
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 of me. After all, the persons being criticized had no idea they were sinning so dramatically. If they were blissfully clueless of their wild indiscretions, how could I know if I ever was accidentally committing some?
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 just to get some thumbs-ups and fake-internet-points, even if it means engaging in openly demeaning and broadly discriminatory speech. But on my Monday morning, checking social media after a wonderful weekend outdoor with my family, I got a face full of pratty, bigoted nonsense by just such an attention-starved individual.
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, a Jew, a Buddhist, a Sikh, a Scientologist, a Muslim or a member of any other faith, it is your right to practice that faith freely.
On the Basis of Bigotry—SBS’ Steven Trask Objects to Humanitarian Help
There is a curious malady that afflicts a small minority of people: a hatred of those who help. Possibly you’ve had the occasional odd conversation wherein you find yourself arguing in favor of some charitable action or selfless deed that the other person for some reason raves is reprehensible.
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 but I’m always reminded that being an above average communicator and expressing a heightened regard for other people is something most Scientologists have in common. It’s an exceptionally articulate group of people who know and speak their own minds.
Religious Group “Charged” with Offering Donuts at Meeting
American Humanist Association slights Muslims and Scientologists, likening them to The Satanic Temple and asking parents to imagine a world in which these religious groups dared offer food at a gathering.