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Great article by Xenubarb:

Scientology in Sandy Springs, Georgia
by xenubarb
Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 05:22:20 PM PST

Scientology claims to be expanding. What's true is, their real estate portfolio is expanding as they buy up historic buildings, which are, in most cases, allowed to deteriorate. The theory behind it is, "If you build it, they will come." This might have worked for a baseball field in a movie, but baseball doesn't have a trail of horror stories and lies dragging along in its wake.

When Scientology came to Sandy Springs, Georgia, it employed its usual tactics, tactics that included distraction, evasion, and flat out lies.

Amusingly, the people of Sandy Springs were not deceived, and Scientology's lies and fear mongering came back to bite them in the butt.
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Re: Article on Daily Kos: Scientology in Sandy Springs, Georgia
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 15:11 »
I read kos and littlegreenfootballs.

Thanks Barb for such a great article!

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Re: Article on Daily Kos: Scientology in Sandy Springs, Georgia
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 17:36 »
Very nice article by xenubarb with assistance from EC.

The Scientologists are then mercilessly pressed to raise the millions needed to purchase these often massive buildings, which, once purchased, no longer belong to the local Scientology organization that raised the money. The buildings are signed over to the Religious Technology Center, which occupies the top of the Scientology corporate pyramid.

Having donated millions of dollars to purchase these buildings, the membership is then mercilessly pressured to give even more for renovations of buildings they don't even own! Organized Scientology is thought to be worth billions, yet all the financial burden is placed on the declining numbers of local believers.

Sad stuff.
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