Blog: "Pure and Simple Blackmail" - 2011-11-14
Reference: The Money Machine, St Petersburg Times.
Tony Ortega at the Village Voice weighed in on the Money Machine series in the St Petersburg Times, Scientology's Sale Pitch: "Pure and Simple Blackmail." Tony made some interesting observations. One in particular deserves highlighting:
One of the most frequent questions we get about Scientology from people we meet is some variation of this: "You've written that the church is actually pretty small and losing people every day. So where is all this money coming from for new buildings?"