Scientology Sunday Funnies: The "Dwindling Spiral"? - 2012-02-26
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of coursework, detoxes, fundraising, and generally clearing the planet.
So here at the Voice, we've come up with a Scientology Sunday tradition of our own, and we call it Sunday Funnies! Our sources regularly send us Scientology's wacky and tacky fundraising mailers, and each week we choose three of them to gaze upon, hoping that it inspires you to wax eloquent in our comments section. So here we go...
LATE-BREAKING ENTHETA: Just a few hours ago, an amazing, in-depth investigative report from Tampa Bay Times reporter Drew Harwell hit the Internet this morning. Harwell has done a killer job exposing how an unholy alliance of Scientologists and Nation of Islam thugs is sucking dry a Clearwater, Florida charter school while pushing L. Ron Hubbard's "study tech" on mostly Black and underprivileged kids. This story has so many troubling elements, we're still absorbing the enormity of it. Congratulations to Harwell for pulling together so many different pieces to the puzzle in this hard-hitting report.