I’m not a big watcher of South Park, but as a kid who grew up in the same state where the show is based, I feel connected to it. Especially when quirky, real-life Colorado places are visited by the characters. I don’t know which of the writers was filming me, but Cartman’s desperate excitement when he finally gets to go to Casa Bonita has got to be based on me and my first 15 experiences there.
That’s the stuff that makes me relate to the show. And now with a brand-new Church of Scientology on the corner of 24th and Blake Street in Denver, I can go see for myself the institution that accused Stan of being their reincarnated founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
The church is open everyday, offering free tours and informational “multimedia displays.”
(Below: 9NEWS interview with Church of Scientology spokesperson Erin Banks)
EXTRA: Check out the trailer for the The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film loosely based on the founding of Scientology. Stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.