Sacramento gets an "Ideal Org" today, 28th Jan 2012:
Pre-opening recon pics....Photos From The Field: Scientology Church Openinghttp://www.kcra.com/slideshow/news/30319673/detail.htmlDowntown J Street To Close For Scientology Openinghttp://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/01/ ... h-opening/
News VIDEO of set up: http://www.kcra.com/news/30320709/detail.html
It seems to have the same creepy back-lit cross as they used in Hamburg. It's bad enough during the day but at night it looks eerily black and sort of nazi-like.
Post opening news media....Scientology Holds Ceremony For Big New Church In Downtown SacramentoA busy downtown street was shut down Saturday as members of the Church of Scientology celebrated the opening of their new church on J Street. Derek Shore reports
CBS Scaramento 29th Jan 2012
VIDEO: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video/66 ... acramento/
Some newsmedia from Youtube:
KCRA TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OqFHw6x1PE
KMAX TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfST3BzLaE4[Mayor] Kevin Johnson welcomes Scientology leaders to Sacramentohttp://ransackedmedia.com/2012/01/29/ke ... acramento/Cult PR
(with my highlights of the local officials and guests present. Some formatting and spacing issues not corrected):
Release the spores!!!!!!
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Subject: Church of Scientology Inaugurates New Landmark Home in California's CapitalCalifornia’s capital celebrated the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology of Sacramento on Saturday, January 28.
The dedication ceremony was attended by more than 2,500 Scientologists, guests and city, state and national officials.
The Church’s new home, located just blocks from the State Capitol, is one of the city’s mostprominent architectural landmarks. Originally opened in 1930 as the Ramona Hotel anddesigned by California’s first state architect, the building is Sacramento’s finest survivingexample of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The Church meticulously preserved the building’sstructure and restored its features to their original glory, including the characteristic stucco,ornamental glazed brick and terra cotta tiles, decorative iron accents and the original bladesign. All restoration was planned and executed for minimal environmental impact and maximum sustainability, meeting the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy andEnvironmental Design (LEED) gold certification standards.
The grand opening of the new Church was distinguished by the presence of Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of theScientology religion, who officiated at the ceremony.
In signifying the importance of this new Church, Mr. Miscavige said: “The dedication of this new Church signifies a solemn pledge. It’s a pledge to employ the full measure of what lies withinthose walls on behalf of this City. It’s a pledge to make a world of which we can be proud. Aworld without insanity, criminality, illiteracy and immorality; a world where the able can prosper, where honest beings have rights and where all are free to rise to greater heights.That’s our responsibility as Scientologists. And, yes, a responsibility we willingly embrace.”Also in attendance and commemorating the occasion were Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson;California State Assembly Member Mike Gatto; Greater Sacramento Urban League presidentDavid DeLuz; Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento president Jon Fish; and International Faith-Based Council president and founder Bishop Ron Allen
.In his salutatory address, Mayor Kevin Johnson welcomed and acknowledged the Church fordemonstrating its commitment to the city
: “Sacramento is the most diverse city in the country,and your church and what you guys are doing is diverse. This building here is not just a buildingfor you—it’s a building for the community. It’s a building that will help us revitalize thisdowntown area. The Church of Scientology came to us and said, ‘Look, we want to help. Wewant to take a historic building and preserve it and renovate it and make it a masterpiece forthe downtown area showcase.’ We really wanted to transform Sacramento into the greenestregion in the country and a hub for clean technology and you folks are helping to make that areality. You have done your part.”California State Assembly Member Mike Gatto commended the work of the Sacramento Churchof Scientology and its Citizens Commission on Human Rights to protect children frompsychotropic drugging
: “These kids may never have the chance to find themselves before beingprescribed a drug. They may never know what it means to feel their own pure emotion in theirhearts and their own thoughts in their minds. You can rest assured I will continue to doeverything in my power to see that every legislator and parent hears your voice, and therebygains their own power to act for the sake of all children in California.”Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento President Jon Fish recognized the Church’s effective contribution to the community, including its humanitarian program utilizing L. Ron Hubbard’sbook, The Way to Happiness
: “I can’t tell you how uplifting it is to know there are people outthere every day—the Scientologists—addressing moral virtues in society, and who really knowwhat they’re doing. For those reasons and so many more, we welcome members of the Churchof Scientology. We know this will always be a home of friendship toward us and others. Thereshall always be an open invitation and an outstretched hand.”Highlighting the Church’s work in human rights education, Greater Sacramento Urban League president David Deluz said
: “You are educating people on their rights and thereby building upthe coming generation who we’ll rely on to protect those rights for everyone, no matter theirrace, color, creed or religion. Here in California’s capital, we come from everywhere… We needto nurture that, which is exactly what you’re doing. Because this is a Church, not just open toeveryone but you freely give to anyone the many tools you have. That’s why this Church is asmuch a gift to Sacramento as to your parishioners.”Citing the Church’s worldwide Truth About Drugs education program, International Faith-Based Coalition founder and president Bishop Ron Allen said
: “I’ve always said ‘so goes California, sogoes the nation.’ Cleaning up the capital and blanketing it with Truth About Drugs materials willcause an effect so great it will ripple out across America. This program is the answer to theglobal epidemic. I want it mandatory for school children across America to go through the Truth About Drugs curriculum.”
more here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/79777054/Scie ... e-01-29-12
Here's a dumb newspuffpiece from CBS, with a look inside:Scientology Offers Open House For New Downtown Sacramento Building
Video: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/01/ ... -building/
And here's some video from inside the crowd at the opening event....VIDEO: Bishop Ron Allen addresses crowd at Scientology event in Sacramento
Ransacked Media. Posted on February 1, 2012http://ransackedmedia.com/2012/02/01/video-bishop-ron-allen-addresses-crowd-at-scientology-event-in-sacramento/
YOUTUBE (longer version than on site): http://youtu.be/7QFsJD2II7A
“It’s not about theology, it’s not about ideology, it’s all about humanity. And your curriculum has bridged the gap between all religions. I have brought this material to the Protestants. I have brought it to the Jews and the Buddhist, the Sheiks, the Christians. You name it, and I have never heard nothing. When they see it, they want it right now. They say we needed it yesterday. And it’s obvious why. There is no other curriculum on this globe that compares to this. It’s the best in the world. Everybody knows it, and if they don’t, I will see to it that they do. Now, you do what you do, because you follow the teachings of a great man, L. Ron Hubbard. He was a legend was he was a living, and his legend lives on even more. And with this year being the finality of the centennial celebrations, I would like to acknowledge to all that has inspired with us in this new church today. He once said; “All great cathedrals begin their building with the placement of one single stone. While this is your cathedral, in California’s Capitol, long may it stand into the ages, as we thank God for L. Ron Hubbard, and we thank you for making this Ideal.org come true here today. Thank you, and God bless you.”What a fucking moron.
-International Faith-Based Coalition founder and president Bishop Ron Allen, at the ceremony for the new Ideal.org building for the Church of Scientology, Sacramento. January 28, 2012.