Buzzfeed Takes a Close Look at Scientology's "Ideal Org" Financing - 2013-01-15
What timing — just hours after The Atlantic magazine apologized for running a paid "advertorial" about Scientology's "Ideal Org" program, Buzzfeed has published a lengthy investigation of the church's building program that writer Alex Klein has been working on for quite a while.
He contacted us several weeks ago, and it was obvious then that he'd been doing his homework about Scientology leader David Miscavige's aggressive real estate caper.
As we pointed out just last night in our story about the Atlantic, Miscavige (through his spokespeople) answers nearly every criticism of Scientology by touting all the new buildings that he's been opening up around the world. But former Scientologists tell us that the constant fundraising for these new "Ideal Orgs" is actually one of the key things fueling internal unrest in the church, and driving away longtime members.