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Scientology ‘Ideal Org’: Los Angeles, California

 
4810 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027
(323) 953-3200

Went Ideal: April 24, 2010

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Miscavige quote: “Today marks a milestone step in our planetary crusade to bring on our help on a truly global scale—so that one day there is no crime, no war, no insanity, a world in which Man is free to rise to greater heights…[Los Angeles is] the city where the Church of Scientology was first incorporated in 1954. While even more than that, it’s the city with the largest concentration of Scientologists on Earth.”

[Since 2003, Scientology leader David Miscavige has been on an ambitious quest to upgrade every one of Scientology’s “orgs” — its name for churches. One after another, orgs are being replaced by “Ideal Orgs” in what Miscavige claims represents an expansion of the church’s reach. Local members are under intense pressure to raise funds for the multimillion-dollar projects, but there’s no evidence that fancier facilities are bringing in new members. We’re maintaining pages for each Ideal Org, and we’re hoping you’ll help us keep up to date about these places by sending us information about them.]

 


Scientology’s shills: Karen Bass, Assembly Speaker emeritus; Paul Koretz, LA City Council member

 
Miscavige likes to say that the Church of Scientology was first incorporated in Los Angeles in 1954. But in December 1953, Hubbard, his son, and four other early followers signed the incorporation papers for the first “Church of Scientology” organization in Camden, New Jersey.

As for the Los Angeles Ideal Org — which is supposed to be the Idealest of the Ideal, where staffers are sent to be trained to the highest standard, we really enjoyed this account by Kate Bornstein…

May 26, 2016: What you didn’t see on ‘I Am Cait’: Kate Bornstein and Caitlyn Jenner at Scientology HQ

 

 
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