The Church of Scientology payed $6.4 million to buy the Sherlock Building downtown, with plans to make the historic building their new Portland headquarters.
As Aaron Spencer at the DJC reports, that's hilarious. Right across the street from the church whose founder declared homosexuality to be a "sexual perversion" is all male strip club Silverado (whose website, FYI, makes me nostalgic for 1998).
On the other side of the new Scientology building? Basic Rights Oregon, the advocacy group that fights for LGBT rights in the state. That's going to cause some spikes in the Scientologists' stress tests for sure.
So Scientologists, nude male strippers, the inevitable anti-Scientology protesters and the inevitable pro-gay Basic Rights Oregon protesters. This is going to be the most interesting corner in Portland.
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