The work of the Church of Scientology and Scientologists in Clearwater before, during and after Hurricane Irma by Scientologist David Aden. Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) My family—including my wife, son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren—recently survived Hurricane Irma here in Clearwater, Florida. We’re among the lucky; we had very little damage to our property and our electricity was back on within 24 hours. But, though the storm was less intense in Clearwater than expected, others were not so lucky,… Read more

Scientologist Isa Toth explains what Scientology is by sharing what it does. Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologist Taking Action Against Discrimination) People ask me about Scientology all the time. They often ask: “what is it and what have you gotten out of it?” For me, Scientology is about endless possibility and hope. It’s about daring to aim for the top of the mountain and the tools you need to get there. It’s an avalanche of yes’s in a world obsessed with no’s…. Read more

Scientologist Wayne Hanson explains why he opposes psychiatry and how it conflicts with the basic principles of Scientology. Republished courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). In 1975, just as Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed at Oregon State Hospital, I became a Scientologist in Portland. Kesey’s book and the film that followed it have perhaps done more than any other works of art to dramatize the brutality and horror of psychiatry and its tools…. Read more

STAND member (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) tells how learned about Scientology and why he says it saved his life. It was July 1977. Gold was selling for $161.10 per ounce. Dodgers players Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke had just invented the “high five.” “Star Wars: A New Hope” was released and most critics thought it would be a flop. The population of the world was slightly more than four billion. The top song of the year was “You Light Up My… Read more

Blog published courtesy of STAND, Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination, on Scientology in Hungary and that nation’s repressive 2012 religion law BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—Hundreds of Scientologists stood in candlelit protest of what has been described as extremist government interference with peaceful religious practice under the guise of “data protection.” This action drew national and international attention to the Hungarian government’s efforts to enforce a highly controversial 2012 change in the nation’s Church Law which deregistered, without cause, certain Churches. Governmental actions… Read more

A world-class capital and icon of culture and tolerance welcomes the Church of Scientology to its new home. Follow the enchanting canals and arched bridges of city center Amsterdam and then wander east into the fast growing, trendy and studious Knowledge Mile and you will hit the fast lane of one of Europe’s creative capitals. The Knowledge Mile represents the advance guard of Amsterdam’s development and a symbol of learning and expansion for this city amidst an exciting renewal. Indeed,… Read more

Scientologist Rodger Clark shares the reaction many Scientologists experience because of media bias and refusal to cover the real story os Scientology. Republished courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) My father was a brilliant man. He held a doctorate in law, was literate in both Spanish and English and, after 20 years as a judge, could whip through a 50-pound legal brief like you and I read text messages. After that, he could quote page, paragraph, and sentence, then give… Read more

The International Association of Scientologists (IAS), an ever-expanding force for good within the worldwide humanitarian community, gathered in East Grinstead, Southern England, on the first weekend in October to recognize a year of expansion and accomplishment. The narrow old carriage roads that twist and turn through the small villages and farms of West Sussex were crowded with cars and buses on a Friday evening in early fall, as thousands of Scientologists, guests and friends poured onto the well-manicured grounds of… Read more

Scientologist Rodger Clark writes about Scientology and the role responsibility plays in the religion’s basic philosophy and practice.  Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) If you have the impression that Scientologists never examine Scientology, you would be wrong. The simple practice of Scientology forces you to eventually look into and evaluate everything, including Scientology. In a society where you take a pill to avoid facing things you don’t like and that crams a pill down the throat of… Read more

Scientologist Rodger Clark responds to critics with “the Scientologist” side of the Scientology “controversy.” Republished courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). Journalists always seem to get their panties in a wad, downright insulted that Scientologists, when asked to “respond to their critics” don’t immediately fall all over themselves in a rush to kneel at the feet of said journalists in fawning supplication, begging to be liked and hoping for approval. Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen? Isn’t that what… Read more

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