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An expanding universe // Scientology believes in aliens - and in buying lots of Manhattan real estate

Title: An expanding universe // Scientology believes in aliens - and in buying lots of Manhattan real estate
Date: Sunday, 3 July 2005
Publisher: NY Daily News (New York)
Author: Adam Nichols
Main source: nydailynews.com
Alternate and/or complementary: rickross.com

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TOM CRUISE's leap of faith into Scientology is a visible example of the religion's hold on its followers — but the Church of Scientology already has a multimillion-dollar grip on Manhattan. The controversial group, now blitzing the media after Cruise became its most outspoken advocate, has a massive city empire used by tens of thousands of devotees. And New York's church president the Rev. John Carmichael said, "Interest is increasing markedly." Its huge seven-story city headquarters was opened last year at ... [Read the rest at nydailynews.com]