Scientology: Where’s David?

scientology where is david

One of the event call-in phone messages I got for the IAS Event — which happens every year around this time — announced that this year, they’re going to be showing the 1993 “Turning Point” Event.  What — like a re-run? So never mind “Where’s Shelly?”  Scientology, where’s David?  He’s no longer around to lord …

Scientologists Are Fragile

Scientologists are fragile

I suddenly realized how fragile Scientologists are during an Anonymous protest when Craig Jensen — the Scientology “whale” who owns Executive Software — wouldn’t speak to me, even though we’d met before, and I greeted him by name.  He just turned away. I called after him as he crossed Sunset Blvd. on his way to …

Scientology Disaster Relief

scientology disaster relief

I got an interesting call from the Volunteer Ministers’ Center a few days ago.  Scientology disaster relief tactics seem to be undergoing a change.  They’re still capitalizing on disasters, the way they usually do.  In this case it’s Hurricane Dorian, which devastated Grand Bahama Island. But in this instance, instead of soliciting for people to …

Scientology Health Code Violations

scientology health code violations

LA Magazine has a feature called, “Ask Chris.” In a recent edition, someone asked, “Do Scientologists actually live in that huge blue building in Hollywood?”  Well, that huge blue building happens to be less than a block away from my shop.  So the short answer is:  Yes, they do. I have a considerably longer answer …

Scientology Ship Apollo

Scientology ship Apollo

I have a new sign in my window at the shop that attracts a lot of interest.  It’s a poster, promoting Janis Gillham Grady’s second book in the trilogy about life on the Flagship Apollo, where I first knew her in her role as a Commodore’s Messenger. I was a Flag Intern at the time, …