You can tell how much fear is permeating the scientology PR bubble by what they send out as paid press releases.
Here is their latest.
This is an attempt to shore up the walls against the increasing cries for them to lose the cloak of religious protection.
In the US this was highlighted by Going Clear and the subsequent publicity, including Alex Gibney’s repeated demands that something done about this. With the media in the US increasingly unafraid of the threats and retaliation the church has become known for, there is a growing fear in the bubble that the constant battering at this issue will ultimately breach the wall.
But outside the US the breach is well and truly catastrophic.
News stories from Russia indicate the forecast for scientology is bleak.
In central Europe, the two greatest powers of the European Union — France and Germany — have influence over all the other countries in the European Union. And they not only do not recognize scientology as a religion, they regard it as a threat to society.
In Australia the media is relentless. Government Agencies have investigated the church, but so far none has proceeded beyond the investigation stage. Prospects for the future are not healthy.
China is a no fly zone. The rest of Asia (with the lone exception of Taiwan) is a desert. So too all of Africa.
The global view is that there is no global view. The sun has set on scientology despite what Hubbard proclaimed to the contrary.
Self-serving releases and websites like this pretend to be for the “good of all” but in fact they are only designed for one purpose. The protection of scientology.
Based on a comment below concerning megachurches and huge buildings, I am adding something I posted on my FB wall a couple of days ago. Scientology is quite right to be concerned about the growing sentiment against churches that spend massive amounts of money on buildings….