David Miscavige misses out on $30 billion building project proposed by Scientologists - 2019-07-08
Poor David Miscavige. As if he doesn't already have enough problems with declining membership, horrible press, and all those nagging questions about banishing his wife to a small mountain compound.
At least he has his whales. As we've pointed out innumerable times, Scientology's dictatorial leader really can't do anything about people giving up on him and leaving Scientology, but what he can focus on is his loyal and wealthy donors who turn over incredible sums of money. They're the ones Miscavige has to convince that Scientology is a going concern, and he really doesn't care what the rest of us think. Bad press? Who cares, as long as the whales are convinced that new "Ideal Orgs" mean Scientology is expanding.
We've seen more people than ever turning over millions to Miscavige, and some of them have done it in very creative ways. Two of the biggest whales, Trish Duggan and Doug Dohring, for example, have found ways to use the stock price of Humira's manufacturer and profits from the ABC Mouse program to funnel money to Scientology.