David Miscavige gets ribbon-happy in Florida: It's the Scientology social media review! - 2016-06-26
It's time again for Rod Keller's Scientology Social Media Review. He's made a specialty of hunting down the odd and wonderful things Scientologists post to the 'net. He's 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…
Yesterday, Scientology leader David Miscavige presided over the grand opening of two adjacent buildings in Clearwater, Florida. The West Coast Building, which the church has owned or leased since 1981, has housed the offices of the Religious Technology Center, of which Miscavige is the Chairman of the Board (and that's why Scientologists call him "C.O.B."). Next to it is the Lee Arnold building, which the church purchased in 2013. It's been renamed the Flag Crew Administration Building, and the two renovated office buildings will "represent key facilities for the managing and administration" of the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, according to Scientology's press release about the event. The announcement also claimed that 3,000 Scientologists attended the event, which, judging by Scientology's math at such gatherings, means there were probably closer to 800.
In the wake of the massacre in Orlando, Florida, Scientology has a plan to create calm in the city by distributing a copy of the booklet The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard to every resident of the city. They are soliciting donations for a customized cover version of the book.