Give Scientology $1,000 and all you'll get is this lousy T-shirt - 2014-12-26
We've mentioned in the past that Scientology is not finished with its "Mecca" in Clearwater, Florida. Despite the completion of its city-block-sized "Flag Building" (a/k/a "Super Power" building), the church is still raising money for yet another building that will go next door: The L. Ron Hubbard Hall.
For years, Scientology held its big annual Clearwater events at Ruth Eckerd Hall. It's a fine venue with capacity for 2,180 people and has hosted the LRH Birthday celebration each year, which takes place around Hubbard's birthday of March 13.
So why the need for a meeting hall on the Scientology campus itself in downtown Clearwater? We assume there are two reasons: Smaller crowds and security.