On Sunday, among the many comments we received, was one from TruthSeeker which included this paragraph:
“Incidentally I will never forget the day the staff of Joburg Org were called to a Gold photo shoot on the front steps of the Org for the purpose of providing ‘evidence’ to Int Management (later to be broadcast to the public at an Int Event) of a booming, prosperous Org… Well, there simply weren’t enough staff so the solution from the Gold crew was to call over approx 15 or so construction workers/labourers who were busy laying bricks for the extension on the Joburg Org, get them quickly dressed in the new uniforms, and have them stand within the staff group, smiling and waving for the cameras. This nature of false reporting is not only not uncommon, it is rife in the current ‘Church’.”
It is probable that most Scientologists have had a chance to see something being shot (videod) by a “Gold Crew” and had grave concerns for the reality they were attempting to relay.
You may also have noticed that “Ideal Org News” has been on email overdrive the last 6 weeks or so with emails almost every day seeking to convince people that Ideal Orgs are amazing and the best thing since the publication of Dianetics. One such email was sent last night. The subject of the email is “Enough space to train, process and administrate.”
Here is the picture they have offered in support of “having enough space…” This is the Pretoria org academy:
Those with sharp eyes will notice a few Johannesburg public in the photo who made the trek to the org to look good for the cameras.
On the 18th of March this year an article appeared on Mike Rinder’s blog which included a photo of the Pretoria org academy taken shortly after the grand opening event.