Scientology Sunday Funnies: Save the date for Maiden Voyage! - 2014-05-25
It's time for Sunday Funnies and another round of Scientology's latest mailers and fliers sent in to us by our great tipsters.
We love these weekly snapshots of Scientology's fundraising fever. They give us a real sense of how leader David Miscavige is trying to get more and more money from fewer and fewer people. The desperation is palpable.
Let's start with another annual event for the church. Each summer, Scientology holds a celebration it calls 'Maiden Voyage,' when it invites its 'whales' — big donors — to fly to the Caribbean and celebrate the anniversary of the cruise ship Freewinds, and learn about upcoming church initiatives. In this flier for Australian and New Zealand Scientologists, however, the celebration is spread out over several Saturdays. Perhaps some oldtimers could explain that one to us.