Shiny & Free
From the Village Voice - check out the photos!
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of coursework, detoxes, fundraising, and generally clearing the planet.
So here at the Voice, we've come up with a Scientology Sunday tradition of our own, and we call it Sunday Funnies! Our sources regularly send us Scientology's wacky and tacky fundraising mailers, and each week we choose three of them to gaze upon, hoping that it inspires you to wax eloquent in our comments section. So here we go...
Last week, we brought you a pretty spectacular mailer from the Sydney org promoting an upcoming Ideal Org fundraiser with a Star Wars theme. We've seen a lot of these fundraising party fliers, but very rarely do we see the parties themselves. (The Birmingham, England tropical blowout was a wonderful exception to that rule.) And this time, lo and behold, we have a stunning report of the Sydney night of Jedi fun! Take a look at these Obi Wans and Princess Leias having a wonderful time as they pry more cash out of the hands of their fellow church members! Apparently, there was also some kind of Easter Bunny fundraiser, and if someone can tell us what it's doing on the same mailer, we'd be grateful.