Sierra Vista Herald in Florida
One Friday afternoon in December, leaders of a tax-funded elementary
school called Life Force Arts and Technology Academy shepherded students
into a Scientology church in Tampa’s Ybor Square.
The children were fed candy and pizza, given Scientology books and DVDs, and shown a performance of a play written by Scientology’s late founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Some posed for photos with Santa Claus in front of a silver Scientology cross.
It was, as Life Force leaders had promised, a Christmas party, the
school’s first since a small Clearwater company called Art of Management
had been hired to reorganize the school as it filed for bankruptcy.