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 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, campaigns director for the church’s national affairs office, Jerry Alred said… Read more

Fake News vs. the Real Story About Scientology

A case study of discrimination and Fake News and how media deliberately skew the way they research Scientology.  Blogger Siouxie Boshoff published her views on the Stand (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website today  that points out the ludicrous media coverage on the Church of Scientology: If I Were to Tell the Story of You Pretend for a moment that I am a journalist. You’ve become something of a big deal, a hot topic. Lots of important people are mixing it up with… Read more

Confession, Religion and Peace

This entry, courtesy of the STAND website Have you ever gotten something off your chest and felt the relief? I’m talking about an act you committed, large or small, that was eating away at you, leaving you all balled up in regret and guilt. Were you able to tell that to someone—maybe a loving parent or a trusted friend—without any serious judgment or retribution? Even if there was some blowback, can you recall that moment of relief you experienced just… Read more

The First Amendment and Freedom of Speech and Expression

This blog was originally posted on THE FIRST AMENDMENT I’ve studied the Constitution of the United States more than once and I love what our founders put in place for future generations. The First Amendment is a particular favorite of mine: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the… Read more

World Health Day 2017–Vital Data on Depression

It is vital for anyone concerned about depression to watch The Marketing of Madness—Are We All Insane, a documentary produced by Citizens Commission on Human Rights. As the film begins, “There is no denying the psychological and emotional problems, even severe mental distress, can affect most anyone. But does this mean we are all insane?” This film exposes the unholy alliance between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry and the insidious way that the general public has been sold on the “need” to… Read more

Help Spread the Peaceful Future of Award-Winning Google Doodle

Kudos to Google for running their “Doodle for Google” competition and selecting one with such an upbeat message for the winner of the award. And congratulations to Sarah Harrison who designed the winning doodle, promoting inclusion and tolerance. I encourage people to spread this message along with the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As Google describes the contest: “Last year, we asked young artists across the US to create a doodle about what they see for… Read more

My Family and My Life After Going Clear

The Scientology Parent blog gives incite into what it is like to attain the state of Clear in an interview with Felcia, a mother of two, who describes the enormous difference going Clear has made in her life—her creativity, her aspirations, her relationship with her children. The state of Clear is described briefly in this video from the YouTube Scientology channel: While the full article is available on the Scientology Parents website the following excerpts will give you a good ideal of… Read more

North America’s Largest Church of Scientology Premieres in the San Fernando Valley

Massive new Scientology Church sheds her ribbon to launch an epic season of expansion for the religion. Head north over the rise from Hollywood, cross Mulholland Drive, and behold a Valley dotted with swimming pools, lemon trees and stretching for all the eye to see. At 260 square miles, the San Fernando Valley is home to 1.8 million residents, the world’s most prominent movie studios and backdrops featured in American cinema from Casablanca to ET. It’s a paradox typical of… Read more

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