Buffy goes Clear, and other signs that Scientology has survived the coronavirus - 2020-06-16
Yesterday we learned that Scientology is preparing a "Done Sir" congratulation to church leader David Miscavige for the way he seized on the coronavirus pandemic as a public relations opportunity.
Meanwhile, we've seen evidence that the orgs are reopening in various places, and are trying to get back to business as usual. But how well has Scientology come through the health crisis?
For years, Scientology has been a movement in decline, with many longtime loyal members leaving the fundraising-heavy and controlling organization under Miscavige. Our best estimate is that from a high of about 100,000 worldwide members 30 years ago, today there are only about 15,000 active members on the planet. (Scientology has never had the "millions" it always claimed.)