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Washington Times reports on "Ideal Org" opening

Post by Sponge » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:17 pm

"Celeb barrier"
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/200 ... b-barrier/
The Church of Scientology hosted a "blessing and opening ceremony" of its new building at 1424 16th St. NW. over the weekend, causing traffic delays and scores of curious passers-by to stop and gawk. Many of those curious Georges may have been hoping for a glimpse of one of the church's many celebrity members, such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, but were deterred thanks to a large plastic barricade.

According to Sylvia Stanard, a public-affairs director for the church, Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Archer (for "Fatal Attraction") was the only Hollywood-type church member in attendance. However, Miss Stanard says, it's "very possible" Mr. Cruise and Mr. Travolta may stop by the new 50,000-square-foot structure, which cost the church more than $18 million to purchase and renovate.


Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center David Miscavige, a close friend of Mr. Cruise's, officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by about 3,000 invitation-only guests, including Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat, who is not a church member "but supports the human rights work the church is doing all over the world," Miss Stanard says.

She further explains that the building at 1701 20th St. NW, known to Scientologists as the "founding church" because it was the original church opened by the late L. Ron Hubbard in 1955, will remain open for some services but will be used mainly for administrative purposes.

The new church had to be built, she says, "because of our growing membership. We were literally busting at the seams."

Now there's one more place for us to do celeb watching.
Bursting at the seams eh? How come the very next morning, as reported by the protester "anonsparrow", the place was empty? This must be some new scientological definition of seam busting that us mere 'WOGS' are not aware of.
The only thing "busting at the seams" at Cult DC is Sylvia Stanard's fat wobbly ass, busting out of her jeans.

As you'd expect from the Unification Church funded Washington Times, a rather pathetic piece. At least they mentioned the hilariously dumbass plastic "entheta barrier" that the cult put up.

For eye-witness all-action news from protesters at the scene, telling it like it is, then go here: viewtopic.php?t=31533

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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:05 pm

The Unification Church, or "Moonies," are big pals of Scientology and vice versa. Rev. Moon went to prison briefly for tax evasion (and STILL his followers believe him!) so slimy leaders try to stick together. Oddly, if they each could honestly evaluate the other, they'd be contemptuous. The Moonies would believe the Scientologists were going to hell, and the Scientologists would believe each Moonie had flaws that "really needed" Scientology. It's like the Germans and Japanese in World War II. Allies, but in the 1940's if large groups of one nationality moved into the other's country, we'd have seen how the Master Race looks down on the Japanese, and how the Japanese think the Germans are barbarians.

So, neither the Moonies or CoS really care about each other's theological contempt for outsiders. Each just wants the freedom to exploit followers and workers.

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Post by I'mglib » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:12 am

Ahem, Brad Sherman from California went to the ceremony?! What is wrong with that dude? He can't read the paper or watch CNN? Good grief.

Harpoons, people. We need 'em.

http://bradsherman.house.gov/sherman/contact/

Especially if you live in the San Fernando Valley in California.
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Post by Wieber » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:28 am

I'mglib wrote:Ahem, Brad Sherman from California went to the ceremony?! What is wrong with that dude? He can't read the paper or watch CNN? Good grief.
I told you they would have a wog puppet, um, I mean ally, there.

Does anyone know if he got up to the podium to say a few words?

I will wager a Snickers bar that he has at least one handler from the office of special affairs.
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Post by Sponge » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:46 pm

the Washington POST has their, clearly more cynical, article up now.......

The news on the street
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliab ... logy4.html
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The scene at Saturday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
(Founding Church of Scientology)


The scene at Saturday's ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Founding Church of Scientology)Enlarge Image

Timing is everything, and sometimes it's awkward: The Church of Scientology unveiled its grand new center a half-mile from the White House on Saturday -- the same day the St. Petersburg Times unveiled a major investigative report alleging the church deployed coercive tactics and espionage against staff members who tried to leave.

Among the dignitaries speaking to the crowd that filled a cordoned-off block of 16th Street NW: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who presented the church with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol and praised the organization as a positive force for human rights and religious freedom.

Sherman is not a Scientologist, but his suburban Los Angeles district lies within Scientology's showbiz-heavy West Coast stronghold. Asked about the church's latest controversy, the congressman said through a rep that he has appeared at events for "over 100" religious groups, and "this does not give me the time to evaluate each of their organizational structures or doctrines because I am also showing up at hundreds of events for nonreligious organizations."


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[Brad Sherman AKA Ignorant Fuckwit]

Scientology has had a prominent presence for decades in Dupont Circle, where late founder L. Ron Hubbard made his home. The newly renovated building at 16th and P will serve as its new D.C. church, said spokeswoman Sylvia Stanard, while its previous home in a historic mansion on 20th Street will be made over into a national public affairs office.

"We've never had a national headquarters like that before," she told us. Stanard said the opening ceremonies drew 3,000 church members (including actress Anne Archer, but no, sorry, no Tom Cruise or John Travolta).

How about that Times story on the day of their opening? "Throughout our history there's been negative stories," she said. "We keep expanding. It's just kind of our answer."
I'm pretty sure the Post's choice of photo of Rep Brad Sherman was no accident.

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"Asked about the church's latest controversy, the congressman said through a rep that he has appeared at events for "over 100" religious groups, and "this does not give me the time to evaluate each of their organizational structures or doctrines..."

Nice excuse there, Barney. I bet if the American Nazi Party asked you to speak, you'd back out. Or the KKK. You'd back out.

So why the heck are you attending an event for a cult that is still on record as perpetrating the largest domestic espionage case in US history? A cult that tramples on free speech and human rights?

Don't you think you owe it to your constituents to quit being a lazy, irresponsible tool, or did the nice Scientologists invite you to a party afterwards with all the free shrimp you could stuff down your gullet?

Posted by: ophidia | November 4, 2009 11:45 AM

oh look what we have here!.......
anonymous wrote:Found in the movie: "In support of Human Rights" on the Scientology.org homepage.

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Rep. Brad Sherman
"It is a demand that we do it now, that we look at the individual rights guaranteed by the United Nations in its Declaration."
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http://forums.whyweprotest.net/15-media ... ost1053955

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Anonymous Library photo of Sylvia Stanard,
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Post by Ladybird » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:06 am

Where are the pictures of SlappY?

Where are the pictures of the ribbon cutting?

Where are the 5 thousand attendees?

OK, I admit it, I am just bumping this thread so we can all admire the sweet countenance of one of the top EUS OSA reps Sylvia Stannard demonstrating the happy face of scientology.

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Post by Wieber » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:18 pm

"Timing is everything" and maybe it's time to turn Brad Sherman's apparent support of scientology into an election issue.
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Post by Ladybird » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:33 pm

Is Brad Sherman related to Dan Sherman? Dan Sherman is currently the official LRH Biographer, but he is also a former GO B-1 agent (Guardians Office Department B-1 dirty tricks division). Google Dan Sherman and you will find him front and center of many shady fair game ops.

Brad may or may not be related to Dan but Brad Sherman needs to learn that if you lay down with pigs you will wake up with worms.(or fleas or something bad.)
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Post by Sponge » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:32 pm

DC news/gossip site, Wonkette.com "WAGG THE BOG" reports:
http://wonkette.com/411988/the-pentagon ... ale-escort
THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY has a new national headquarters in DC that will also double as the embassy of The Galactic Confederacy. Thousands of over-medicated souls in search of salvation attended the building’s opening ceremony, including West Coast dignitary REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA), who welcomed the Church with open {campaign coffers} arms and presented XENU with a gift certificate to Jumbo Slice. Coy maneuvering indeed, but does Brad realize this is a serious ‘fuck you’ to political action groups such as Suburban Los Angeles Psychiatrists for Sherman? Meh. It was a lousy PAC anyway.
Meanwhile, back at the DC Idle Org.......
It's idle....
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Post by Sponge » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:22 pm

NBC Washington is not convinced by this PR bullshit, with this cynical headline, and even more cynical article...

New Scientologist Church to Save D.C.
NBC Washington 9th Nov 09
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... 81327.html
New Scientologist Church to Save D.C.
By CHRIS NEEDHAM
Updated 2:45 PM EST, Mon, Nov 9, 2009

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There's good news for President Barack Obama and his hard-working White House staff. Should they ever want to take a personality test that indoctrinates them into a religion, the Church of Scientology is even closer than before.

Six blocks from the White House, Scientology opened up its newest church over the weekend, reports the Washington Business Journal.

While to you, it might just seem like a run-of-the-mill church (or cult, depending on your perspective), to Scientologists, it's something more. David Miscavige, the leader of the religion, said in a press release that, "[t]his is also the kind of Church [L. Ron Hubbard] envisioned when authoring our programs and campaigns — in anticipation of a day when turmoil knocks out the props and the whole social veneer collapses."

So now citizens of downtown know where to go once that veneer starts to fall. Watch out; it could be heavy.

Congressman Brad Sherman from California attended, as did a representative for Mayor Adrian Fenty. For that, Mike Silverstein, president of the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Association, drew the short straw.

The mayor, no doubt, had more pressing matters to attend to: shaving his head, perhaps?
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Awesome pisstake.

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Post by Don Carlo » Mon May 03, 2010 7:16 am

The Moonies are selling the Washington Times, so maybe that newspaper will be more critical of Scientology.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02043.html

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Post by Sponge » Mon May 03, 2010 7:24 pm

^LOL. Times are tight for cults these days. Who in their right mind would want to buy that dog with fleas. Do ya think DM's got a spare $10-15million to throw in a bid for a useless Washington newspaper that requires $35million injection per year to prop it up (and of which most of the potential readership knows that is financed by moonbats already)?

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Post by Don Carlo » Mon May 03, 2010 9:15 pm

Hee hee. Miscavige would try to turn it into The Scientology-is-Great-and-Psychs-are-Bad Newspaper. He'd lose money and get mocked so fast I almost want to see it.

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