Scientology Goes Upstat for the Final News Roundup of the Year (And Why We're Grateful) - 2011-12-29
Feeling upstat, feeling sexy! On Thursdays, we like to put together a rundown of stories related to Scientology watching from around the world. We do this on Thursdays, because it's that day when Scientologists rush to turn in their weekly stats.
Most of the time, those stories are embarrassing for the church and cast Scientology in a harsh light. We say that those items are "downstat" in the church's own parlance.
But this week, our last news roundup of the year, Scientology scored some significant "upstat" stories to finish out 2011 on a high note.