Scientologists are trying to convince each other that the new TV network is a roaring success - 2018-04-01
Rod Keller checks in with how the new Scientology Network is playing with Scientologists themselves...
The media buzz about Scientology TV is over, but members are being told the network is thriving and achieving all the goals set out for it. This is being played out in typical Scientology manner - through "Success Stories." They are the counterpart to the statistics given at major events about how many books were sold, or how many volunteers were sent to disaster areas. Scientologists must write a success story with all the details about how much they have been helped in order to graduate to the next service on the Bridge. Similar anecdotes serve to convince members that their donations are well spent to combat Black PR and antagonism, and that Scientology is constantly expanding.
It's true that many people saw and heard Scientology TV ads on billboards, online and radio. It's impossible to say if this "film coordinator" and "attorney" exist, but anonymous sourcing is typical of this kind of success story. The narrative is that network is succeeding in recruiting "allies," which is the main goal of safepointing Scientology. Recruiting new members is secondary to keeping Scientology safe from attack, which L. Ron Hubbard instructed is the purpose of safepointing.