MISCAVIGE BLINKS: SCIENTOLOGY POSTPONES SUPER POWER INDEFINITELY - 2013-09-18
Charlie Frago at the Tampa Bay Times has big news this afternoon. With the Church of Scientology facing a 5 pm deadline today to turn over more information about its scheduled October 6 grand opening event for its "Flag Building" (also known as the "Super Power Building") the church sent word that the event would instead be postponed indefinitely.
"I don't remember a calamity like this that played out in the public ever before," former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder told Frago, and we have to agree. This appears to be the most obvious evidence yet that Scientology leader David Miscavige is quickly losing control of an organization gripped in crisis.
We called Rinder, who had been keeping a close watch at his blog on things in Clearwater. We told him that because we'd been reading him, we weren't entirely surprised that this happened.