In one of Karen de la Carriere and the Angry Gay Pope's best, and most acclaimed videos, ex-cultist Chris Shelton explains how the "Church" has devolved into a real estate scam. It was a "goods and services" scam. But now nobody is coming in to buy books or talk therapy. So Chris started, very early in the project, to help the Church fool it's own members into buying huge, white elephant buildings and give the lease to the mother organization. After they buy it and fix it up they have to pay the mother church rent as well as pay for their own utility bills. And toilet paper. Expect the lights to go out a lot as you are wiping your butt
with toilet paper you brought! Chris explains the Twin Cities Ideal Org in detail. One of the most egregious examples of excess, the building is over 90,000 square feet and completely empty!