Scientology's sneaky front groups and building projects under the microscope in 2019 - 2019-12-29
Like last year, on this final Sunday in 2019 we asked Rod Keller to give us his own year in review. We're so fortunate that Rod gives us a report every week while he keeps such a close eye on Scientology's "expansion" projects and front-group operations around the globe. Here's his report on another great year of hard work.
Here's a look back at some of the articles we wrote in 2019, a few updates on developments since then and some predictions for 2020.
In January we reported that Scientology planned to distribute more than 500,000 booklets at the Super Bowl in Atlanta. Sources tell us that rather than hundreds of volunteers they had hoped for there were a dozen at most and perhaps a few thousand booklets were distributed — mostly in boxes left at shops and businesses in the area. This year the game is in Miami and we expect a larger turnout as Scientology has recruited legendary running back Marshall Faulk as a spokesman for the Foundation for a Drug Free World.