Sunday, July 30, 2006

Scientology Success: Kelly Preston

I've had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Preston and I have to say she is one of the nicest (as well as prettiest) people I've ever met. She has written about the success in life she has had from using Scientology and you can read it here: Scientology Success: Kelly Preston.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Scientology Success: John Travolta

John Travolta said about Scientology:
I would say that Scientology put me into the big time.

That may sound strange to you if you think of a religion as a method of worship rather than as a body of spiritual knowledge. Scientology is a body of spiritual knowledge and includes many methods of using that knowledge in everyday life. These methods of application of knowledge are called "technology". Here is the full text of what John had to say: Scientology Success: John Travolta

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Scientologist Steve Carlson

Steve Carlson isn't what you normally think of as a "celebrity", he is a business man, an entrepreneur, not someone involved in arts or entertainment. But because of his great work helping victims of the Asian Tsunami I think he deserves a mention here.

Steve's organizational abilities helped save thousands of lives and his story is told in the latest edition of Freedom magazine: Scientologist Steve Carlson

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Artists For Human Rights - Artists taking a stand for Human Rights

The human rights organization called Artists For Human Rights, founded by Actress Anne Archer, was mentioned by Jenny a couple days ago, but I just found out that a good friend of mine, Michael Duff, was the designer and builder of the site. The new website is great. I especially recommend the Featured Artists page.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Stacy Francis

Stacy Francis is one incredible performer. Here's a posting about her at the Freewinds Jazz Festival

I have seen her perform at several Scientology events.

A few weeks ago she performed at the Maiden Voyage Event on L. Ron Hubbard Way (she performed before the video briefing by David Miscavige). She did about five numbers. There were about 5,000 people there and she had us all on our feet, screaming our heads off in a standing ovation.

I also saw her at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights annual fundraising dinner this past February and at the Celebrity Centre Gala last August.

And it's always an amazing experience to hear her perform.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Artists for Human Rights

I just found a web site called Artists for Human Rights, created by Anne Archer with the purpose of bringing artists together with the common cause of raising awareness of human rights around the world while providing a voice to those artists who have been suppressed due to governmental, religious or cultural oppression.

Here's what she says about the history of the web site:
Founded by the celebrated Academy Award nominated film actress and human rights advocate, Anne Archer, Artists for Human Rights invites artists from all disciplines to contribute. Participation is broad-based, embracive of all races, creeds and nationalities with its only prerequisite - support and affirmation of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Working Board members are exactly that - working board members. Not in name only, Working Board members attend meetings, take on projects, bring their own creative genius to the cause for human rights.

Maintaining its goals and mission statement, Artists for Human Rights works inclusively with allied organizations to bring the full force of artistic expression to bear in the human rights arena. What many do not know about AFHR Founder Anne Archer is that she has tirelessly and unceremoniously fought for human rights across the globe for nearly two decades. She has led religious tolerance movements in Germany, France, the United States, Spain and Africa. She has, with other artists, led protest marches in uneven streets, testified to Congress, met quietly and openly with State Department officials around the world - always bringing her creativity and passion to the fight.

More recently, Anne has been an instrumental force for Youth for Human Rights International which has over 25 chapters around the world promoting human rights in schools, orphanages, colleges - all on numerous continents - as well as Youth Summits and film festivals in concert with UNICEF and the United Nations.

"Where after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works…unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."

Eleanor Roosevelt
Chairman of the United Nations
Human Rights Commission 1948

As a fellow Scientologist I am very proud of the work Anne has done for many years to forward human rights and religious freedom. There is a great deal more information on the human rights activities of Scientology churches at the Scientology Effective Solutions web site.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Great Reviews for Juliette Lewis

With reviews like "plays the part to perfection" Juliette Lewis makes her London stage debut in the Apollo Theatre production of Fool For Love opposite Kiwi Martin Henderson

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tom Cruise is proven right - by Psychiatrists

Last year on this very blog I told you what Tom Cruise had to say about psychiatry. At the time Tom got a lot of support for his views but some uninformed people (such as psychiatrists) didn't think he should exercise his right to freedom of speech if that right included attacking their main source of income: the drug companies and their destructive drugs. However a year later psychiatrists themselves quite openly admit that psychiatry has not tests for the diseases and syndromes and disorders they list in their precious Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Here is the video: Psychiatry, No Science and No Cures.

Monday, July 10, 2006

New Juliette and the Licks single

Juliette Lewis and her band Juliette and the Licks have a new single out: Got Love To Kill

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Scientologist Persia White

Persia White is one of the stars of the hit UPN series Girlfriends. vocalist of the band XEO3 and an activist for both the environment and animal rights. She is so dedicated to these causes that she received a 2005 Humanitarian Award from PETA for her animal rights work.

She has two websites, one promoting her artistic endeavors: Persia White - actress, activist, and vocalist for XEO3 Music and one for her environmental activity: Persia White - eARTh, Joining the Environment and Humanity Through Art.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Jive Aces

You may not of heard of these boys, they are from England and hang out in Europe a lot, the Jive Aces.

They have toured with the "What is Scientology" Exhibition and have also been throughout Europe as part of on an anti-drug campaign sponsored by the Church of Scientology International.

This is good old rock and roll, jitter bug style. The Jives are all Scientologists and they really swing!