By the end of Session 1, the Church of Scientology was off to a great start.
This year’s committee features a diverse array of delegates, including Mary Sue Hubbard, the wife of Church founder L. Ron Hubbard. It seems that the main focus of the group is expansion. But under “expansion” comes many objectives of Scientology to increase their credibility, face critics, and “go clear” by achieving ultimate salvation.
Delegates began debate with a round-robin style caucus introducing themselves and outlining their main intentions for the committee. Among these include taking down the government for their handling of secret documents and launching attacks on their critics, who are promoting “blasphemy” against the organization.
It is clear that delegates believe their religion to be the “most beautiful in the world,” but unfortunately facing “the most persecution of any religion in history.” This belief motivates their actions toward their faith and against backlash.
The common thread throughout each objective is to serve the Great Leader, or True Leader, L. Ron Hubbard. No matter what happens this weekend, delegates will be acting with the intention of protecting his legacy.