Scientology's Flag Building brain injury: In Clearwater, it's déjà vu all over again - 2017-10-20
December 5 will mark the 22nd anniversary of the death of Lisa McPherson. Two years ago, for the 20th anniversary, we produced a lengthy series re-reporting her final days in real time, to get a sense of how her terrible experience played out over several weeks.
One of the reasons we did that was not only to look for new details in her sad case, but also, frankly, to put it to rest. A part of us winces whenever we see people bring up McPherson's death to criticize the Church of Scientology. We can't help thinking, almost as a reflex, it was one death more than 20 years ago, move on already.
But this is Scientology, and somehow, these idiots just made the Lisa McPherson story totally relevant all over again.