Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination: The “Cult” Label

Scientologist Vincent Grieg writes about bigoted individuals trying to put the “cult” label on his religion. Republished courtesy of the STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website I am a Scientologist who has studied Scientology for years. Decades actually. I know a lot of other Scientologists and, while I can’t speak for all of them, I think plenty of us want to know why we’re mislabeled a “cult” by some. Like, for real? A cult? WHAT IS A CULT? For me, the… Read more

10 Warning Signs of Dependency from the Foundation for a Drug Free World

For anyone concerned someone they know may be addicted to opioids, these ten warning signs from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World can help you decide if it’s something you should look into further. (republished from the Utica, New York, Observer-Dispatch) When pain pills become a problem Prescription painkillers can relieve pain, but the body can, over time, start to depend on them. Here are 10 warning signs of dependency from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World: 1. Dosage increases as… Read more

Scientology Social Media Celebrates L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on its 67th Birthday

67 years after L. Ron Hubbard published Dianetics, the 1950 self-help best seller, and precursor to the Scientology religion, the Church of Scientology brands all of its social channels to celebrate the seminal book’s anniversary. Five Things to Know About Dianetics, 67 Years Old Today Published May 9, 1950, Dianetics ignited a global movement and laid the groundwork for the Scientology religion. 1. Known as the modern science of mental health, the word Dianetics is derived from Greek dia, “through,”… Read more

Coming Out—Scientologist Takes a STAND Against Bigotry

A philanthropist decides to “come out” as a Scientologist and explains her concerns, based on the bigotry and false propaganda about her religion in the media. Republished courtesy of  STAND  (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination)  Ok, admittedly, that title is somewhat deceiving—I am a happily married heterosexual woman. But here’s the thing: the press has been smearing my religion with such abandon for so long now that, as a Scientologist, telling people about my religious “orientation” has felt at times like coming… Read more

STAND Blogger Puts “Modern” Media into Perspective

Republished courtesy of the STAND website If I were the devil I would strike up the band and throw a party. I’d be scrubbing my hands in glee right now as I watched my plans coming to fruition. The papers are spreading hate, political parties are spreading hate, and the television spews it at an unprecedented rate. Hate sells. Hate the Jews! Hate the rich! Hate the poor! Let’s all hate someone! Hate’s little brother Fear is also making a… Read more

A Magical Welcome Greets Miami’s New Church of Scientology

This article on the Scientology Newsroom announces the grand opening of the next Ideal Scientology Organization.  The Magic City’s new Scientology Church opens its doors in honor of freedom and volunteerism in the cultural core of Miami.   Miami is as much a state of mind as it is a location. The city is, for example, about 230 miles from Havana, Cuba. But today’s Miami is as intricately fused with the Cuban capital as the two sides of a coin. Miami… Read more

Religious Scholar Studies on the Scientology Religion

The mission of a news website at www.scientologyreligion.org  is to promote religious tolerance of all faiths while also providing the truth about the Scientology religion. One section of the site published copies of numerous religious studies by scholars of religion and sociology of religion, experts on the subject of religion itself. The compelling and indisputable conclusion each reaches.published on this site, is that Scientology is a bonafide religion. As stated on the website: The world’s foremost experts in the fields… Read more

STAND Blogger: Prevailing Over Intolerance and Bigotry

STAND blogger Bernard Percy shares a story about a Holocaust survivor on the website of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination.) Joe was a brilliant, hardworking man who, because he was Jewish, found himself a prisoner in a concentration camp in Poland from 1941 to 1945. It was after a Thanksgiving dinner when he and I were sitting alone on a living room couch fifty years later that he decided to tell me this remarkable story of survival that reflected who… Read more

Facing Discrimination and its Consequences

This blog, originally posted on the STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website so aptly covers the choices one has to make in a climate of religious discrimination. To Share or Not to Share, That is the Question When my husband and I eloped nearly 28 years ago, we had no idea what we were doing. But we were so distracted by the butterflies running amuck in our bellies that it didn’t even matter. At 18 years old, we knew… Read more

Church of Scientology cleaning up needles on Dublin’s Sheriff Street

The Journal.ie published a story on the work of Scientologists doing community cleanups in Dublin: THE CHURCH OF Scientology has been cleaning up and planting flowers around Dublin’s Sheriff Street. It is understood members of the church have made a number of visits to the inner city area, which hit the headlines last year after a number of gangland killings. In a report on one such visit, seen by TheJournal.ie, campaigns director for the church’s national affairs office, Jerry Alred said… Read more