Great job, Skeptic2girl. Was this your first protest? Did you see any public Scientologists coming and going? Loved the signs.
Thanks Glibby, daisy, and operating wog!
People would actually slow down to read the signs and see what was going on. Lots of people honked and whooped and all that. They seemed amused and kind of happy. It was great! And last time, this one guy in the passenger seat even hung out the window beating on the car door and yelling enthusiastically, "Anonymous!!!!"
This was my second protest, actually... we had one the month before: first Anon one in Santa Rosa, as far as I know. However, it turns out the org wasn't even open during the time we protested.
We did see one Scientologist go in the office -- a few of my cohorts asked him, "How much money have you paid to Scientology?" and "Would you like a hug?" He politely declined.
The interesting thing was when the policeman turned up, it seemed like everyone who was in the insides of the building that housed the org and the mortgage broker (not sure if there are any other businesses there) came out to see what was going on. People also came out from the org, but they were all mixed up with the mortgage people.
Apparently the org has a back entrance, and the organizer, squirrel, ventured back there and did some chalk work. She waved at the Scilons but they didn't wave back.
It was a good thing we had a sign out there saying, "Protesting the Church of Scientology" because none of the public seemed to know the org was there! As you can tell by the photo of the sign outside the building, it's hard to read the script as you are passing by in a car. There's only a small sign on the actual door to the org listing the meager hours the cult org is open.
I can't remember the weekday hours. I'll try and take a photo of the door next time, which has the sign. If I remember right, it's not open during most days, just like the San Rafael org. Just open a few hours in the evenings.
Even though the police man was REALLY nice, it was kind of intense, just because the mortgage broker/landlord was so very angry.
The police officer politely listened to all of the complaints of the tenants and then reminded them that we were engaging in free speech. God bless America!! Truly.
So there was about the same level of activity around the Santa Rosa org when it was open than when it was closed.
There was just that one guy.
Other people could have gone the back entrance, though.
Seems the Scilons have stress test tables set up at the Farmer's Market that starts up in May. Don't worry. We're on it.
PS: Just got back from the Santa Rosa org website. If you click on "free online courses" you're automatically directed to a Scientology Volunteer Ministers website!
I believe I recognize the "Current Mission Holder," Forest Tardibuono
as one of the guys who came out of the Santa Rosa org when the policeman came. It's possible he was the one who called the police.
According to their website, it seems the motto for the Santa Rosa "mission" is: "No matter what the problem is, we can help." Somehow, I doubt it.