Report: Scientology cancels LRH Birthday, but still spreads quackery about coronavirus - 2020-03-15
Last night we received a report that Scientology had moved its holiest annual event — L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday — from Friday to Saturday, and then cancelled it altogether.
If true, this is a huge deal for an organization that looks down its nose at the medical profession and "wog" (non-Scientologist) society. Acknowledging that the coronavirus is a true threat is acknowledging that all of the "Operating Thetans" who came from out of town to celebrate Hubbard's 109th birthday could not stop a microbe, even with their highly-developed minds.
COVID-19 has reached the level of a global pandemic. Scientology has postponed its April "Writers of the Future" gala, and we've learned that the Scientology-operated school Clearwater Academy International has closed for at least a week and we assume Delphi Academy and Washburn Academy will as well. But even with these cancellations and closures, Scientologists are still spreading quackery and misinformation about the pandemic.