See the article in the Tampa Bay Times from this afternoon. It contains some interesting statements and non-statements,
Sockpuppet Pat Harney was despatched by Miscavige to try and calm the rumblings of the natives. Of course, she is sent with strict orders to say ONLY what Miscavige has told her she can disclose. So, she said the building will be open before the end of the year. What a revelation. But, it seems that if they want a ribbon cutting on the street, they have to do it on a Sunday. And there are only 3 available Sundays between now and the end of the year.
News alert: Miscavige, the rest of the world goes about its business and really doesnt care about your pronouncements. The window of opportunity is closing on you as you dither around.
It also turns out that the local Scientology miniature pitbull, Peter Mansell, wasnt just demonstrating his finely honed PR skills with Joe Childs, he has been winning friends and influencing people in the City of Clearwater.
While Harney is telling the city how much this is something that is a big win for them — and meanwhile the church is pissing them off.
But Harney really put her foot in her mouth with her latest repeat of that old lie: “the church has 10,000 members in the greater Clearwater area, including 2,400 religious workers.” Even with that, she still only estimated 10,000 for the opening (how is it possible that not EVERY Scientologist in Clewarwater attends this ENORMOUSLY IMPORTANT event — Harney said it is equivalent to the Vatican for Catholics! Now, she has not included Tampa people, or even Orlando (that straight up and vertical org) or Miami or even Atlanta. So, 10,000 is a REALLY low figure based on the claims of membership. So, if there is less than 10,000 when it finally happens, it is going to be a MASSIVE and very public FAIL.