David Miscavige and a bussed-in crowd cut the ribbon on Atlanta's new Scientology 'Ideal Org' - 2016-04-03
Time again for Rod Keller's Scientology Social Media Review! Rod's well known for his indispensable "ARS Week in Review," which ran for nine years when ARS — the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology — was the most important daily source for Scientology news. More recently, Rod has made a specialty of hunting down the odd and wonderful things Scientologists post to social media. Rod is a chronicler who piece by piece builds a highly detailed assessment of what Scientology is doing around the world, and this is what he found for us this week…
Scientology posted its official photos from yesterday's opening of an Ideal Org in the Atlanta area. The Bunker's own correspondents on the scene reported that there were fewer than 400 folding chairs and the overall crowd may have numbered around 500 which, Mike Rinder had found, was mostly bussed in from places like the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. But on its website, Scientology is claiming that 1,500 were in attendance.
Following the ceremony, rug merchant Kaye Champagne is traveling to the Freewinds where she will join Jim Bridgeforth, Rafferty Pendery, Andrea d'Agostini, Emmett Osborn and Tom Cummins in leading a week-long Personal Prosperity course.