(Portland) Scientology church’s neighbor: a strip club

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(Portland) Scientology church’s neighbor: a strip club

Post by Sponge » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:58 am

Scientology church’s neighbor: a strip club
djcoregon.com June 30, 2010
http://djcoregon.com/news/2010/06/30/po ... trip-club/
The Portland chapter of the Church of Scientology this month purchased the Sherlock Building, where it plans to move. But something about the location of the building sticks out: It’s across the street from a strip club.

Namely, it’s across the street from a male nude strip club called Silverado. The club is ostensibly gay (a rainbow flag hangs outside its door), but straight women also go there.

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Post by Simonymous » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:50 am

Newsflash: Tom Cruise and John Travolta both sell their California mansions and move to Portland! ROFL! Floating needle, indeed...

(whaddya want? It was an easy joke, but hey, it's early!)

I shouldn't joke, though. Having Scientology as a neighbour is terrible for business!
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Post by Wieber » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:26 pm

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The building with the awning and sign that says Vintage 318 is the strip club mentioned.

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The building on the corner with all the trees is the one that's been purchased
by scientology. That little urban forest is going to obscure much of scientology's
planned signage, assuming they ever get their renovations done and
open the place. The trees are on city property so if scientology
wants to remove them they may have a problem.
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Post by brownjedi » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:03 pm

TC will be seem at the landing at the portland airport with a pocket full of singles, profit from Knight and Day, and lube

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Post by Simonymous » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:50 pm

brownjedi wrote:profit from Knight and Day
You so funny! Profit from Knight and Day.... :lol:
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Post by brownjedi » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:09 pm

Simonymous, that is why I emphasized singles...

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Post by spacecootie » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Simonymous wrote:I shouldn't joke, though. Having Scientology as a neighbour is terrible for business!
I would think the dancers at a gay male strip club would be welcome additions to an Anonymous protest... and they'd be likely to join after learning they are "perverts" who should be "disposed of quietly and without sorrow."

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Post by spacecootie » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:39 pm

Further footbullet alert! The article should be titled:

Scientology church’s neighbor: a gay rights organization.

The map below is part of the newspaper article. I noticed a business called "Basic Rights Oregon" and decided to Google them.

Here's what I found: http://www.basicrights.org/

From the "about" page...
Activists awakened by anti-GLBT campaigns formed BRO with the vision to build a movement that could defend against attacks, but would also built a pro-active movement brought real change to our state. Since 2000, Basic Rights Oregon has built a diverse movement made up of GLBT folks, straight-allies, rural and urban Oregonians, business leaders, clergy, elected officials, educators, parents and more as well as coalition partners in labor, healthcare, reproductive choice, civil liberties and racial justice organizations.
Let the lulz begin.

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Post by brownjedi » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:40 pm

[quoteI shouldn't joke, though. Having Scientology as a neighbour is terrible for business![/quote]

Thats so true! The building that housed the old phoenix org looks like a new place now; new paint job, businesses that draw people in...and all they had to do was lose one cult.

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Post by brownjedi » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:42 pm

Spacecootie

They are sandwiched between a gay strip club and activist BRO...There are ready made protestors already in the neighborhood.

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Post by spacecootie » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:09 am

Sounds like the Scilons might have even more people who aren't thrilled about their pending move.

From an earlier article on the sale of the building, linked from the one above:
The Sherlock Building has only one tenant: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which occupies the ground floor. The church doesn’t plan to renew the restaurant’s lease, if the restaurant opts to renew, Barnard said. Typically, the church uses the ground floor of a headquarters as a space where people can learn about Scientology.

Crandell said he anticipates the restaurant will move out on its own accord.

“We’re going to be here as long as we need to,” said Chris Jaworski, general manager of Ruth’s Chris.
http://djcoregon.com/news/2010/06/08/ch ... -building/

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Post by spacecootie » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:07 am

brownjedi wrote:Spacecootie

They are sandwiched between a gay strip club and activist BRO...There are ready made protestors already in the neighborhood.
Uhhhhhh... yeah.

I thought I was even more obvious than your comment about TC getting the royalties from Day & Knight in singles.

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Post by Wieber » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:25 am

Sarah Mirk wrote:So Scientologists, nude male strippers, the inevitable anti-Scientology protesters and the inevitable pro-gay Basic Rights Oregon protesters. This is going to be the most interesting corner in Portland.
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(This popcorn emoticon is sort of like a rating system. In this case 5 out of 5.)
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