Is Tom Cruise Worthy of a Simon Wiesenthal Award? Also: Scientology's Building Spree - 2011-04-26
Berrin found that the Center's board didn't seem too concerned about Tom's involvement in Scientology. One trustee told her Cruise shouldn't be held responsibility for the actions of an entire religion. Another said Cruise was a major giver to the Center and had been for two decades. A third trustee admitted she didn't know anything about Scientology (ugh).
Perhaps most importantly, Berrin found that the Simon Wiesenthal Center trustees seemed almost proud of how much controversy their choice was kicking up. And with the FBI investigation into Scientology maybe not really turning out to be going anywhere, it's hard to imagine the SWC caving over it.
In other Scientology News, The Daily's Hunter Walker has another good dispatch, this one about Scientology's ongoing real estate buying spree.