Blog: Scientology Recruitment - 2020-08-05
Scientology's quest for money is unrelenting.
They rake in tens of millions (perhaps hundreds) each year. But they have to spend at least some of it to satisfy IRS requirements. They don't ever give it away. One of the things they spend it on is new buildings (they always say they have opened "a new church" but in fact they have not opened any new churches since the one in East Harlem NY and before that the one in Inglewood and before that, nobody can recall). Buildings remain assets on their books, so the statistic of "total reserves" does not go down (total reserves is cash, property, gold, stocks).
But these new, large buildings sit empty. Most of them don't have enough staff to have even one person in each room.