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) websiteI 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 wo … [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 he really … [Read more...]

Religious Intolerance–France

An alarming trend toward intolerance in France shows a lack of respect of Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of … [Read more...]