Scientology Chooses an Odd Time to Open a "National Affairs" Office in DC

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http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/09/scientology_national_office_mike_rinder.php
Scientology Chooses an Odd Time to Open a "National Affairs" Office in DC

Today at 6 pm, Scientology will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building in Washington DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood.

For the last couple of years, Scientology has opened "Ideal Orgs" -- fancy, superfluous new churches in cities around the world in an expensive ploy to make it look like the church is expanding. (It isn't.)

But today's dedication is especially curious.

At a time when Scientology is reeling from several major crises and more negative press attention than ever in its history, the church is officially opening a "National Affairs Office" in the nation's capital, expecting that it can become a player in American politics.
 
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