Scientology reveals it has a secret donor with an NFL connection giving millions - 2018-12-13
We want to thank our reader in Greece who alerted us to a pretty amazing situation. An entire 2-hour Michael Chan talk given to Scientologists in Athens had been posted to YouTube, and if we hurried we could get a look at it before Chan pulled it down (which Chan said would happen soon).
Michael Chan is such an interesting figure in Scientology. You see, church leader David Miscavige may have given himself the role of emcee and ringleader at Scientology's major annual events, but his rah-rah addresses really have very little content that one would characterize as "the tech." What we're saying is, Miscavige is no preacher. You're just not going to hear him give a room a speech about the wonders of auditing and what they can expect to experience on the OT levels.
But if you're the Church of Scientology and you need to convince people to fork over the big bucks for those pricey levels, you really do need someone to preach the gospel about L. Ron Hubbard. In recent years, that role has largely fallen on a single man — Michael Chan, who is constantly barnstorming around the world, giving what he says are about a thousand different talks about all aspects of Scientology in order to wind up the local rubes and get them to fork over the big bucks for the mysteries of the upper levels.