Scientology in a nutshell: The lights are on, but nobody's home - 2019-08-10
We continue to get great tips from our readers, including this report from a correspondent in Los Angeles. Their account seems like such a good description of Scientology in general, which is involved in so many front groups and fake do-gooderism, but in reality is shrinking and barely able to staff its locations.
Here's our tipster's report...
I work in downtown L.A. near 8th and Figueroa, half a block from the Figat7th shopping complex, which is super busy most weeknights. About two months ago, a group of six Scientologists started setting up two "free stress test" tables with e-meters and piles of LRH books just outside the entrance to the complex every evening around 4 pm, I guess to try to get the high-traffic after work crowd. Each week the number of lackeys manning the tables has dwindled until today, when I went to Target to grab a few things, there was literally no one manning them at all. The tables were set up, but no one was at them. At 6 pm on a busy summer weeknight in downtown Los Angeles.