Scientology in Nashville: Events and Press releases

Discussion in 'USA - Central/Mountain' started by The Wrong Guy, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    I thought some might have an interest in this press release that was published today:

    Faith Day on the Hill to Include Catholics, Sikhs, Scientologists, Muslims and More

    Tuesday, 05 March 2013

    Faith Day on the Hill in Tennessee is set for March 19 from 11am – 3pm, complete with panel discussions, topics of interest and solution-oriented talks.

    Each year Tennessee State Representative Brenda Gilmore holds a special event to bring people of faith to the capitol, known as Faith Day on the Hill.

    This tradition began several years ago when Rep. Gilmore received two pastors who wanted to pray for her in her office. She was so moved by this that Faith Day has now become a full day of activities with people of many faith traditions coming together to learn and grow.

    Faith Day on the Hill will be held on March 19th at the State Capitol in the House Chambers.

    It will begin with presentations on state-level issues such as health care, education, jobs and economic development, the prison system and youth and gun violence and how faith communities can come together to resolve these issues.

    The next portion of the event will focus on a panel discussion featuring faith leaders from Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Scientology and Sikh traditions. Each will have a chance to state their religious beliefs and answer questions.

    To round off the day, there will be a dynamic discussion of solutions to help prepare the leaders of tomorrow and create a better world for our children, called “After the Benediction, What Then?” The discussion is scheduled to focus on education, specifically preparing our communities for education.

    For more information on Faith Day or to attend, visit

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  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a follow-up press release that's new:

    Religion Communicators Council Goes Viral

    The Nashville Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council gathered at the Church of Scientology for their most recent meeting to learn about the dos and don’ts of internet marketing.


    The Nashville RCC meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm. Members of the RCC come from many different religions and backgrounds including Baptist, Jewish, Baha’i, Scientology, Muslim and Methodist among others.

    More at
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  3. Random guy Member

    Did someone ask about fair game as a sacred scripture?
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  4. The Wrong Guy Member

    Church of Scientology Hosts “Baby Shower for Nashville”

    The Church of Scientology is planning a “baby shower” donation drive to benefit needy families in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Nashville, TN, May 04, 2013

    In a unique spin on a traditional activity, the Church of Scientology is planning a Baby Shower for needy families in Nashville. The concept arose when the Director of Community Relations, Julie Brinker, announced her own pregnancy and was asked if she was planning to throw a baby shower. Her answer was to throw a shower to benefit those who have babies and are struggling.

    “It’s horrific to comprehend families with small children struggling to find shelter, or even eat,” says Brinker, “and as I’m preparing myself for a child, I can’t bear the thought of a mother not having the basic things she would need to care for that baby.”

    The Shower is set for mid-June and will happen “on a weekend day where people can come and go,” says Brinker, “it will be very informal.”

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  5. anonsoldier Member

    Hello June raid........
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    Another cult press release was published today:

    Church of Scientology Hosts Community Theater Event

    In the 1930s and ‘40s prior to founding the Scientology religion, author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote for magazines of the day. One of his stories will be performed theatrically at the Nashville Church of Scientology on May 25th.

    One of Hubbard’s popular Science Fiction stories was “Tough Old Man” which will be brought to life by performers in a free theatrical reading hosted by the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Nashville, Tennessee.


    “Tough Old Man” will be performed in the community room at the Church of Scientology in Nashville at 1130 8th Avenue South on Saturday May 25th at 2:00pm. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

    More at
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  7. The Internet Member

    Learning how to learn?
  8. andonanon Member

    To save you the trouble of attending, here is the story:

    Boy, oh boy, was that old man tough!!

    He could tolerate temperatures between minus 50 and 150 degrees!

    He could see in the dark and didn't need food!

    He could say crazy shit like "We ain't lost much time" and "We've lost quite a lot of time" in the SAME CONVERSATION ON THE SAME PAGE. (page 9 of the story, labelled 124 on the copy.)

    Spoiler alert, the "Tough Old Man" turns out to be a robot! Who would have thought?
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  9. DeathHamster Member

    Popular only according to Scientology.

    It was his last publication until Battlefield Earth. (There was The Were-Human, but that was in a Fanzine.)
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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Church of Scientology Community News: Music City Gospel Festival this Sunday

    The Centennial Park bandshell is about to cave in from the pressure of everyone heading to the Music City Gospel Festival which is taking place Sunday, May 26 from 10am – 6pm. The headliner for the festival will be Levertt Allison of the Fairfield Four, a group best known for its appearance on the soundtrack and screen in the movie O Brother Where Art Thou. The group continues to perform a cappella and according to the website [link deleted], “[Fairfield Four] have been singularly important in revitalizing & preserving the oldest style of traditional spiritual and gospel singing.”

    Other artists slated to perform include Chimes of Cannon, the Gospel Grannies, Free Spirit Singers, Dewitt Johnson and Friends, Kenny Marable of the Marable Twins and many more. Additionally, the festival will have a Food Tasting Culture Tour which will include a variety of merchants.

    The day promises to be full of soulful gospel music, camaraderie and fun for all.

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  11. anonsoldier Member

    Why the fuck are they advertising a gospel music festival??? Is there anyone who could have some signs and flyers prepped for a flash raid if it turns out the clams have a tent or something??? Granted if they do it'll just be fail and downstat, but we should never pass up a chance to turn a "meh, that didn't work" into "WE FAILED MISERABLY" for them.

    I'd volunteer to go scout it and raid it, but I will not be in town this weekend. Suggest that people contact the organizers and ask some questions about if Scientology is going to be there.
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  12. anonsoldier Member

    So this is hilarious. On their calendar of events, the weeks start on Thursdays.

    Anyways, who is up for a raid in July? Thinking July 6th or 13th. I've got big events the next two weekends and can't make those dates.
  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a cult press release that was published today:

    Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville Announces Sunday Tea

    The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville announced a new weekly activity for both parishioners and guests on Sunday afternoons – tea time with a twist. Guests will be able to relax and chat with one another, but will also be able to learn something to help them in life.

    “Scientology means ‘knowing how to know,’” according to the church’s website. “Scientology is all about learning to do things to improve conditions in your own life and in particular in the lives of others. An active Scientologist is not only considered to be someone who attends a Scientology church or studies Scientology, but rather someone who actively uses the insights and knowledge that Scientology gives them to make a real, positive difference in the lives of others.”

    Thus when the church began offering a tea time, it not only would provide tea, but tools.

    “We’ve had two Sunday Teas and both have been a great success,” says President of the Church, Corinne Sullivan, “our church is all about sharing knowledge and that is exactly what we did at the tea.”

    The first tea was centered around the topic “The Joy Of Creating” inspired by an article by founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard; the second tea was about “Life As A Game,” which is how Scientologists view life.

    “I like to talk about tools for life, and the Church of Scientology is the perfect place for that,” says parishioner Betsy Brubaker. Sullivan encouraged all to attend.
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  14. Anonymous Member

    They also have this coming up
  15. Anonymous Member

    Look at the date of the press release. Then look at the date of the event.

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  16. The Wrong Guy Member

    This cult press release just showed up on a site in Russia:

    Religion Communicators Council Puts Faith Into Action |

    Religion Communicators are welcomed and invited to a meeting with a representative from the Nashville Rescue Mission, and one from the Salvation Army. Topic of the day: Putting Faith Into Action.

    Both organizations began with a mission from a higher power. According to, “Following God's command to love our neighbor as ourselves, the Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems,” and according to, “The Salvation Army, an internal movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.”

    The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) hears regularly from such organizations to learn how they act out their faith. President of the Nashville chapter and pastor of the Church of Scientology, Rev. Brian Fesler says, “I’m always encouraging my parishioners to get out and be active in the community... and people like this just prove it’s all worthwhile.”

    The RCC meeting will be held on October 16th over lunch at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
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  17. Anonymous Member

    ffs, when do they ever send their "parishioners" out to do anything in the community other than shill for CoS? They make me puke.
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  18. RightOn Member

    just following the tech
    to not follow the tech would be out ethics and not KSW
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  19. snippy Member

    They never miss an opportunity to misname and mislead.
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  20. juche Member

    With all of my working for Big Pharma and visiting countries where Scientology doesn't exist, I've lost track of our local scns. I'm Mrs Nixon now (or maybe Nixon is Mr Juche), and wanna protest again. Also, we have more Anons living in Nashville again, yay!

    So maybe we should start looking a couple months into the future and making plans?
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  21. RightOn Member

    welcome back Juche!
  22. Budd Member

    Time for the peeps to show up, ready to ask embarrassing but pointed and relevant questions during the Q&A time.
  23. anonsoldier Member

    I'm somewhat ready to support and attend. My work schedule is more intensive and I now have a girlfriend to shower with affection, but I wouldn't mind bringing my mask out of retirement. Plus, any excuse to wear a suit!
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  24. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's one from today:

    First Aquapol Device in the Americas Installed at Nashville Church of Scientology

    Aquapol is a new, eco-friendly system that eradicates damp rising problems and dries out buildings. This innovative system has just arrived in the Americas with its first installation at the Nashville Church of Scientology.

    A pioneering firm has just introduced an innovative, eco-friendly system to the Americas which can successfully dry out old and historical buildings. Aqaupol’s work began in 1985, but until recently, has focused on installations across Europe. The Aquapol system involves no chemicals, no drilling, no maintenance, and no batteries or electricity of any kind.

    The historic Fall School Building in Nashville, currently home for the Church of Scientology, was the site of the first installation in all of the Americas. Pastor of the Church Rev. Brian Fesler said, “We recognize our building is a Nashville treasure, and we are doing everything we can to preserve it for the community to enjoy.” The Church of Scientology received a Historical Preservation Award from the Metro Nashville Historical Commission in 2010.

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  25. snippy Member

    Here is the inventor. I can't even watch this horse shit.
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  26. wolfbane Member

    Wilhelm, is a scilon!

    EDIT: oh my... he's an OT too.
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  27. snippy Member

    Since this is a historic building with a botched renovation about to get more botched, maybe someone in Nashville should notify the city commissioners. :rolleyes:
  28. wolfbane Member

    Inb4 Wilhelm shows up in a photo with a giant new certificate from the Super Power building.
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  29. wolfbane Member

    German court cases on Wilhelm's "magic box" for drying out damp buildings:

    From the looks of all the different websites he has, it appears he has been shucking his scam device from one continent to the next after being debunked and run out of Germany. And now he's landed here and conned the Nashville Ideal Org out of their money. That amuses me immensely, up until the point where he sets up shop in the US and starts his scam all over again here.
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  30. snippy Member

  31. Anonymous Member

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  32. We should invade their shitty little art event. I think that's why Nashville Scientology thrives, is because they attract all of the starving hipster "musicians."

    Attached Files:

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  33. Church of Scientology Hosts Art Gilliam for 'One America' Book Signing

    September 27



    The recently published book "One America" by radio station owner Art Gilliam reflects his personal story of growing up in the segregated South of the 1950s. Gilliam will be coming to Nashville to deliver a talk and book signing during Black History Month in 2015.

    According to, Art Gilliam became the first African-American radio station owner in Memphis when he bought WLOK Radio in 1977. He started his work in the media writing a regular weekly op-ed column for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper as the first African-American to write for the paper before he became the first African-American television newscaster in Memphis as news anchor at WMC-TV (the NBC affiliate) in Memphis. He left Memphis for a time to serve in the Washington congressional office of Congressman Harold Ford, Sr., the first African-American to be elected to Congress from Tennessee.

    In "One America," Gilliam shares his experiences as a young black child growing up in the segregated South in the 1950s, a time when racism was overt and pervasive. His story takes a turn when his education at a New England prep school and then Yale University as a young teenager led to a compelling change in his perspective.

    Gilliam has been a front row witness to a dramatic change in race relations in the United States but knows that we have not yet healed the wounds of the past. "I believe that the future greatness of our nation depends on our ability to move beyond our racial history and truly become One America," says Gilliam. "This book reflects my hope and vision for America."

    Art Gilliam's talk and book signing at the Church of Scientology will take place Feb 21, 2015 at 1pm and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at 615-687-4600.


    [IMG]y gains in Scientology have been numerous. I am happier. My communication is better. I have improved my condition and my understanding of conditions. I have had lasting gains from the Purification Rundown. My appreciation for ethics has deepened. But the greatest benefit I have experienced in Scientology is that I now know with certainty that there are people all over the world who are Scientologists with whom I share common views about the essential goodness of man and about striving to make the world a better place for everyone. That knowledge and our quest for a better world have given me the deeper sense of spiritual fulfillment I was seeking.

    Art Gilliam

    Broadcasting Executive
  34. Ogsonofgroo Member

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  35. anonsoldier Member

    I drove by the Org the other day on my way to a nearby store and they continued to be empty and lonely looking. There were some folks in the parking lot but that's about it. I don't live in Nashville so I don't know what kind of an advertising or marketing presence they have going on but they seem to be stuck in neutral. Really, it's the shitty little art shows they have that we need to target and also engage in community outreach with local organizations to prevent infiltration.

    I did that back in San Diego with XenuBarb. Unfortunately I do not live in Nashville so I have no idea who the proper community organizations they might try to infiltrate are. If anyone can start pointing me in the right direction then maybe a raid can be arranged where we start showing up with materials to say "Hey, just so you know, Scientology is pretty fucking scary and you should be careful associating with them".
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  36. Anonymous Member

    Thank you for the report.

    I've always been curious about all the PRWeb releases about "art this" and "art that." You've presented a nice picture of the situation for me.
  37. amaX Member

    If you've got friends in Nashville then the best thing you can do is educate them about scientology's policy of going after celebrities and then explain that scientology is trying to infiltrate Music City. Then tell them to warn everyone they know. It's that kind of city...
  38. Anonymous Member

    They have already gotten their mitts into the Religious Communication Coalition (sp?) and the Local human rights group. Brian Fesler is president of the RCC and Julie Fornay sits on the board of the Human Rights organization. Luckily those groups will not be open to Scientology and there seems to have been little impact to the community. There are some avid local Scientologists but from what we've seen it seems to be more of a regional hub for services.
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  39. The Wrong Guy Member

    Nashville Ideal Org

    By Mike Rinder, April 19, 2015

    Here is what the hustling and bustling Nashville “ideal” org looked like at 5:30pm on Friday.


    And this is the main parking lot immediately to the right of the shot above (which is the main entrance to the building — the one they show in their promo photos is at the left facing onto a highway that has no stopping or parking):


    You can see the main vehicle is the “VM Van” — not out doing anything worthwhile in the community. To be fair, there were 7 other cars parked around the back of the building.

    Now, here is their recent, and very puzzling promo piece:


    They have photoshopped 3 floors onto the top of the building!!

    As if they need more space…

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  40. The Wrong Guy Member

    Nashville Paranoia Update | Mike Rinder


    Apparently they freaked out over the posting about Nashville “ideal” org on Saturday.

    Here is a new shot taken by one of our Special Correspondents today showing a cop stationed in front of the org — and there was a second one in the parking lot not visible in this frame. Two police officers in the parking lot.

    They are definitely not there for crowd control on Monday afternoon. Same number of cars in the parking lot today as when I visited on Friday and the VM van has not moved.

    Perhaps they were there to serve a warrant on someone? Or to make a drug bust?

    Not likely. More likely they are off-duty cops hired by the church as they do in Clearwater and many other locales.

    What is amazing about that is an organization that constantly promotes itself as “open to everyone” and “all are welcome” are SOOOO paranoid about SP’s walking in on them.

    And yet these are the same people that argue long, loud and obnoxiously in court that sending individuals to someone’s HOME (not a location that advertises “come in for a tour” or “Come in for a free personality test”) with cameras on their heads and “Squirrelbuster” t shirts to “confront” Mark Rathbun is “Constitutionally protected free speech.” AND hiring PI’s who travel around with an arsenal in the back of their vehicle to spy on David Miscavige’s father at $10,000 per week is perfectly normal, religious behavior.

    In truth, Mr. Tough Guy David Miscavige is a tremendous coward. He is afraid to appear in public. He is afraid to be interviewed by the media. He is afraid of “SP’s” who are behind every bush. He travels with armed guards in bulletproof vehicles and is screened from the public. And because I posted pictures of an org, there are now police “protecting” it is beyond laughable.

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