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The Scientology Center Is A Polling Place And No, You Can't Take Pictures
This is Los Angeles—the land where citizens vote at luxury hotels and lifeguard towers—so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Scientology Center is, in fact, a registered polling place.
Lucky Los Feliz/Hollywood residents were allowed into the inner sanctum of the massive Scientology Church building on Sunset Boulevard without even having to take a stress test, as long as they were there to cast their ballots. But our photographer? Not so much.
When our intrepid photographer arrived this afternoon, he was firmly rebuffed from entering. Team Scientology also sent a "minder" out to babysit him, ask him a bunch of questions, and stay with him until he left. Ah well, at least they didn't kill our dog. We will have to wait until the results roll in to see if anyone wrote in "Xenu."
[Update 4:30 p.m.] A faithful reader has sent us pictures from inside the sanctum!
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