Friday, April 30, 2010

Ideal Orgs

There have been nine Ideal Scientology churches opened this year. Nine if one year! When you walk through the new Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, you get the magnitude of what that means. Bottom line--anyone who wants help can come in and get it. That's pretty incredible. Coming up next are Pasadena, Seattle and a Mexico City church called ITD.

This is all thanks to the vision (and hard work) of David Miscavige.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

KCAL 9—Inside the Church of Scientology

KCAL 9 visits the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles’ newly redesigned 64,571-square-foot property at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and L. Ron Hubbard Way.

Sharon Tay of the KCAL news team introduces the piece, saying: “The Church of Scientology is opening up tonight. There’s a newly rebuilt Church center in Hollywood where Scientology was founded and KCAL’s Dave Malkoff was invited to look around and ask questions.”

To watch the story, click here.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Los Angeles Scientology Church Reopens

The official reopening of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles took place on Saturday. I think the reports of 6,000 people attending is much too conservative. There was no room to breathe at all. It was a glorious LA day--not a speck of smog. And the excitement surged through the crowd when David Miscavige walked on stage.

What I didn't know before was that this place isn't just important because it's the oldest Scientology congregation anywhere -- the first Scientology church incorporated in 1954; it's not just because there are more Scientologists here than anywhere on Earth. It's because in addition to serving the immense Scientology field of the greater LA area and the public of the community with its outreach programs and facilities, this is the Church where every Scientology executive on Earth will be trained and apprenticed. This is where new courses and programs will be piloted and exported to the rest of the world, and to make it perfect every detail was accounted for in the construction and furnishing of the Church and all the electronic systems throughout the org.

It is amazing, and it is well worth a trip to Los Angeles if you don't live here to come see what a Scientology Church is.

And you don't have to be a Scientologist to take advantage of these services. Everyone is welcome to come in and find out "What is Scientology?"

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scientology-sponsored Youth Group Brings Truth about Drugs to Los Angeles Thai New Year Festival

anti-drug pledge

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles chapter of the Drug-Free Marshals, sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, joined the festivities of the Songkran Festival, the celebration of Thai New Year, getting kids to pledge to live drug-free lives.

Located just blocks from the heart of Thai Town, the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles joined this year’s Songkran Festival, the celebration of Thai New Year, by helping neighborhood children avoid the tragedy of drug abuse. Scientology volunteers distributed copies of The Truth About Drugs drug-education booklets and “swore in children” as Drug-Free Marshals, a program that encourages youth to pledge to live drug-free lives and help their friends and family do the same.

Thai New Year, celebrated each year in April, is a time of renewal, marked by lighthearted fun and enthusiasm. Several blocks of Hollywood Boulevard were closed to traffic and filled with hundreds of booths, offering a variety of Thai products including food and beverages, clothing and gifts. There were also booths from community programs including the Drug-Free Marshals.


“Every 12 seconds another school-age child experiments with illicit drugs for the first time,” said Noelle North, Outreach Program Coordinator for the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles. “Our aim with the Drug-Free Marshals is to reach children with the truth about drugs before they succumb to peer pressure or pro-drug false propaganda.”

The Drug-Free Marshals program was founded by the Church of Scientology International in Los Angeles 17 years ago. The non-denominational program has been adopted by individuals and organizations throughout the United States and in many other countries as well.

For more information on drug education and prevention programs of the Church of Scientology, visit

Friday, April 09, 2010

Birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard a Religious Holiday in Spain

Scientology event is broadcast to all Scientology Churches and Missions around the world in 16 languages.

Madrid—With the recognition of Scientology by the National Court of Spain in October 2007, the Ministry of Justice in December 2007 and the Ministry of Economy and Taxes in December 2009, the Foundation for Pluralism (FundaciĆ³n Pluralismo y Convivencia) of the Spanish Ministry of Justice has added the birth date of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard to its calendar of religious holidays.

Each year, the Pluralism Foundation publishes a calendar of religious holidays in Spain, including those of Christians, Jews, members of Orthodox Churches, Hindus and Baha’is. This year, the Foundation included the birth date of L. Ron Hubbard, March 13, with the following description: “Born Lafayette Ronald Hubbard in Tilden, Nebraska, USA, he is the philosopher and humanitarian who founded the Scientology religion in 1952. Every year, Scientologists celebrate the birthday of Mr. Hubbard with an annual summary of the impact, positive change and social betterment caused by the discoveries of Mr. Hubbard.”

On March 13, in Clearwater, Florida, thousands of Scientologists and their guests celebrated the legacy of L. Ron Hubbard at an annual gala celebration. In Spain the rebroadcast event is Saturday, March 20, at the Church’s national headquarters in Madrid.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

New Scientology site!

The new Scientology site is terrific. What an upgrade!

It's much easier to search for the news you need. It has all kinds of videos that weren't available before, like international events, church grand openings.

And it's gorgeous too. Very 2010