If Scientology's Ideal Org grand openings are on hold, fundraising steams ahead - 2019-08-25
Is Scientology's Ideal Org program on hold? It's a theory based on the lack of an opening this year while the average is about seven. Scientologists are being told that all remaining orgs are being worked on "simultaneously." If grand openings starring church leader David Miscavige are on hold, the rest of the program is still in full swing.
In December we reported that the fundraising goal was being met for an Ideal Org in Adelaide, South Australia. Last month they paid A$3.2 million for the former Messenger newspaper building. It's in Port Adelaide, miles from the city's center of Victoria Square.
Fundraising isn't on hold either. This week Honolulu area Scientologists came together in costume [see above] to donate for their own building to help complete Scientology's Western US "continent." The plans on display at this event may be the final version but for other Ideal Orgs there have been multiple rounds of plans to ensure the building is truly ideal. Space planning is a time-consuming key step in opening an Ideal Org.