Saturday, May 12 was the grand opening of the Ideal Church of Scientology of Orlando.
Orlando is truly a “Magic Kingdom,” known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World” and home to Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando, Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
In commemorating the special occasion, Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, reflected: “Beyond all else for which your city is renowned, there is still another way to spin this tale and it follows from a different brand of magic. Because with the fall of that inaugural ribbon, a new Church of Scientology arises and with it a kingdom of spiritual freedom where every citizen reigns.”On hand to celebrate this special day were leaders and allies from that Greater Orlando community, many of whom rose to welcome the Church, including: Ms. Susan Valdes of the Florida School Boards Association; Mr. Edward Herman, At-Risk Youth Educator, City of Orlando; Mr. Justin Drach, Lieutenant of the U.S. Armed Forces; and Pastor Joel Lewis of Out of Our Heart Ministries.
This is the second Ideal Org opened in May, the other the Ideal Church of Scientology of Perth, Australia.
A press release with many photos of the event is available on the Scientology Newsroom.