Happy Juneteenth!

According to the Juneteenth website:"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free."What is truly shocking, and something I only learned about a few years ago, is that there are actually more slaves today than in the height of the slave … [Read more...]

New Ideal Church of Scientology for the Mile-High City

Scientologists, neighbors, and state and city dignitaries assembled in Lower Downtown for the grand opening of the Denver Church of Scientology Ideal Org.

| DENVER, COLORADO • JUNE 16, 2012 |On Saturday, June 16, more than a thousand Scientologists, guests, and state and city dignitaries assembled in Lower Downtown Denver to dedicate a new Church of Scientology.The Church stands one block from Coors Field in the heart of the Ballpark Neighborhood Historic District. The building, originally constructed in 1916 for the American Radiator Company, is a renowned example of Denver’s urban revitalization. The Church meticulously preserved … [Read more...]

Youth for Human Rights African Leadership Campaign

Tim Bowles, Scientologist and Director of International Development of Youth for Human Rights and Joseph "Jay" Yarsiah Youth for Human Rights Program Director for Africa discuss the Human Rights Leadership Campaign they have implemented in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and other  African countries to curtail atrocities and prevent them occurring in the future. … [Read more...]

Un-Making Old Descisions

“You make New Year’s resolutions. And you make them into the teeth of old resolutions which were different. Then you don’t keep your new resolutions and you tell yourself you are weak-willed. You aren’t weak-willed. You are simply obeying yourself as of yesterday.” — L. Ron Hubbard (Handbook for Preclearsp.265)When did you first make a decision to be a good parent? I came across that quote while on studying the book Handbook for Preclears at my local church. It was in a fascina … [Read more...]

Scientology Reboots Ideal Church in Silicon Valley

Grand opening Church of Scientology Stevens Creek of San Jose

| SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA • JUNE 9, 2012 | Thousands of Bay Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Stevens Creek in San Jose. The ceremony marked the transformation of the 57,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend Church of Scientology humanitarian programs to all communities across Silicon Valley.Ms. Darlene Bright, P … [Read more...]

Marketing Like Crazy

This article from Gulf Coast Business Review about Scientologist Joy Gendusa is primarily about her business activities, but it stresses her application of Scientology principles in her work, so I thought it would be a good represenation of Scientology and Scientologists.  BY: ROD THOMSON June 01, 2012Joy Gendusa’s PostcardMania business is marketing, and when it came to surviving the recession and its aftermath, she turned up the marketing heat for her own firm.Joy Gendusa m … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

This is the second in a series of posts answering this question.  Anyone having a story to share, send it along!People ask me this question all the time. I get it from people of different faiths and of no faith, from the curious, the sincere and the cynical.My first answer? "I read a book."And even though that was a few years ago (38 to be exact), that's what I tell people today who want to know about the Scientology religion. Usually people still ask me for personal details, such as … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology opens new Santa Ana home

Courtesy of RON GONZALES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERSANTA ANA – The Church of Scientology of Orange County, formerly in Tustin, held a grand opening on Saturday, June 2 for its new home at 505 N. Sycamore St.The church about six years ago purchased the historic 48,000-square-foot Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center, which was built in 1931 as the Santa Ana Masonic Lodge.Church officials said about 5,000 people attended the event to see the dedication, led by David Mi … [Read more...]


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