Scientology actress Jenna Elfman fully stoked by church's new expansion push! - 2018-01-06
We're still getting some interesting bits and pieces out of Scientology's recent New Year's event and the claims made by church leader David Miscavige. During the event filmed on December 16 in Los Angeles but shown in the rest of Scientology's facilities on December 31 Miscavige made the announcement that Mexico had recognized Scientology as a religion.
We were also struck by the photo you see above, when Miscavige called up many Scientologists to the stage who had qualified as "Power FSMs" (Field Staff Members) — and the church website explains that these were folks who had signed up 100 or more people on Scientology's "Bridge to Total Freedom" in the past year. FSMs recruit new people into Scientology and are paid a percentage of what those new members pay for courses. Power FSMs can make a very lucrative living.
The website also made this claim: "This year further saw an unprecedented four individuals achieve the status of Elite FSM, recognizing their achievement of having helped 1,000 people onto and up the Bridge."