posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 09:37 AM
I live in New York City and I use the subway to go from home to wherever I want, it's convenient, regular and inexpensive and you never need to worry
about parking when you hit the city. Lately posters have been going up on the subway promoting Scientology - no these aren't paid advertising posters
sponsored by Scientology. These posters are paid for with taxpayers money through the MTA budget. And to add insult to injury if you want one of these
seemingly innocuous posters you can buy a subliminal advert for Scientology for $10 from the MTA stores. Yes, you read right from the MTA store. The
poster supposedly promoting and celebrating the MTA is riddled with little Scientology references. How could anything like this happen in New York
City? Would the MTA sell MTA "related" posters plugging Christianity? Buddhism maybe? Hinduism? Islam? I don't think so? I think an investigation
should be launched?
MTA poster full of plugs for religion
BY OWEN MORITZ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
New subway poster is full of plugs for Scientology, including W. 46th St. center & founder's book; Web sites; artist's book and agent.
A poster being sold to mark the 100th anniversary of the subway has an underground message - and it has nothing to do with trains.
The poster, which depicts a crowded Times Square subway station, contains what seems like an endless number of plugs for the controversial Church of
On the left side is a plug to visit Scientology's Purification Center on W. 46th St. and a promotion for a book by the late L. Ron Hubbard, the
founder of Scientology.
The poster, by well-known folk artist and author Kathy Jakobsen, also showcases at least half a dozen Web sites with connections to Scientology -
including celebritycentre.org and dianetics.org
The Web addresses are printed on T-shirts and shopping bags all through the poster, which celebrates the "bustling life of the subways."
[edit on 13-12-2004 by Mynaeris]