What Scientology TV should be about - but won't dare to put on the air - 2018-03-06
With the news yesterday that Scientology TV is so imminent the church is having its videos tested on focus groups in Manhattan, we're more anxious than ever to see what Scientology leader David Miscavige is going to put on the air, perhaps as early as this weekend.
But the focus group also confirmed one of our worst fears — that Scientology TV will be little more than "mystery sandwich" propaganda which we're already quite used to from the church and its YouTube channel, the kind of stuff it's been airing during Super Bowls the past five years, for example.
Those slick ads are designed to make viewers curious about Scientology without actually telling them anything concrete about it. And we have grave doubts that Scientology TV, the cable channel, will itself go anywhere near explaining what really happens in the Church of Scientology.