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Old Father Hubbard

by | 23rd, October 2006

YOU join us at the haberdashery counter at a major London department store where followers of the Kabbalah movement are demanding their money back.

Clutching their red string and demanding a full cash refund, they move on to the store’s cravat section.

Scientology has arrived in London in a big way and very soon thousands of Britain’s leading celebrities will be sporting cravats in the manner of L Ron, Hubbard, the Church of Scientology’s No. 1 guy.

As the Times reports, the former home of the British and Foreign Bible Society in central London has been converted into the new headquarters of Scientology.

And yesterday the venue opened. Sadly, many of the movement’s leading lights did not attend. Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and John Travolta, to name but three believers, were otherwise engaged.

But star spotters who gathered in the rain to see the centre open did get a glimpse of Hollywood actress Anne Archer, who played Michael Douglas’s wife in Fatal Attraction. As the Independent says with much knowing, Anne “was raised a Christian Scientist but joined the Church of Scientology in 1976.” The Guardian spots Golden Globe nominee Jenna Elfman.

As the Guardian says, “For two hours yesterday Hollywood glitz supplanted British mundanity on the streets of London as the most senior figures within the

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