Scientology is Staking Everything On Portland Like It Actually Matters - 2013-05-03

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F347.png Scientology is Staking Everything On Portland Like It Actually Matters May 3, 2013, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder has been using his blog to document just how desperate the church is getting as it pursues its "Ideal Org" strategy.

Church leader David Miscavige seems more determined than ever to raise money from church members in order to purchase and renovate downtown landmarks in cities around the world, even though they seem unneeded and then go largely empty. (Rinder documented just how empty in a remarkable story about one of the first Ideal Orgs, in Johannesburg.)

Years of effort goes into the fundraising and rehabbing of these buildings, and everything about these efforts suggest that Miscavige seems to believe that their grand opening ceremonies present huge public relations opportunities for Scientology, which has, in the last year, been suffering through the worst publicity of its existence.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology is Staking Everything On Portland Like It Actually Matters | url = https://tonyortega.org/2013/05/03/scientology-is-staking-everything-on-portland-like-it-actually-matters/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = May 3, 2013 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}