Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Scientology Tour of Downtown Glendale

The Church of Scientology, the dubious religion dreamed up by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, was founded in Glendale in 1954. So it is at least somewhat fitting that numerous buildings in Glendale are still occupied by the organization. This post just focuses on Downtown, but there are other buildings scattered in other parts of Glendale as well.

Next to the historic Alex Theater, you will see...

The Scientology Mission of Brand Blvd. Occasionally, you will see people sitting at a folding table offering the infamous "personality test". On busy weekends they sometimes also set up in front of the Borders at Brand/Broadway.

At Maryland/Wilson, we find a Dianetics/Scientology Personal Improvement Center.

And finally, at Maryland and Broadway, is the Way To Happiness Foundation. This is a Scientology front organization. They frequently have a sign outside looking for a receptionist: "minimum wage, experience required." Doesn't sound too happy to me.

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