The Church of Scientology released hundreds of balloons at the opening of a California church. Local officials want to make sure it never happens again

Community Members Are Upset After The Church Of Scientology Released Hundreds Of Balloons İn The Sk

Officials in California say the Church of Scientology is apologizing after releasing hundreds of balloons during a grand opening of a new church.

Community Members Are Upset After The Church Of Scientology Released Hundreds Of Balloons İn The Sk

2/27/2020

Officials in California say the Church of Scientology is apologizing after releasing hundreds of balloons during a grand opening of a new church. The release angered Ventura city officials, who feared damage to the environment in and around their community

Officials in California say the Church of Scientology is apologizing after releasing hundreds of balloons during a grand opening of a new church.

(CNN) Saturday's release of the helium balloons angered Ventura city officials, who fear they will damage the environment in and around their community some 68 miles northwest of Los Angeles.Remnants of the balloons typically wash ashore or fall to the ground and can end up in the stomachs of marine life and animals. "This is a community that voraciously defends its natural environment and we will not stand for this type of assault on our environment and animal life," Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere told CNN."It is completely hypocritical for the church to claim environmental bona fides and then turn around and do a balloon release which does incredible harm to this environment they claim to protect."LaVere said the church apologized Monday during a city council meeting in Ventura.A baby turtle was found with 104 pieces of plastic in its belly Read MoreChurch representatives have been in touch with Ventura city officials over the last several days regarding the incident, Church of Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw told CNN in a statement. "There were misunderstandings on both sides about the City's written approval of a special events permit that allowed the release of biodegradable balloons at the Church's grand opening on Saturday," she said.Confusion over the balloonsThe Church of Scientology applied for a permit with the city for their grand opening, LaVere said. As part of the permit, they asked for a balloon release. "The city was very clear with them that they would not approve the balloon release," he said."However, the final permit submitted by the church included language which said 'balloon/confetti release.'"The biggest source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Car tiresA junior staffer signed off on the permit thinking the church would take heed of the city's original stance on the balloon release, according to LaVere."The church will say they had a permit, but the truth is they knew the city did not want any balloons being released and did not approve the release," he said. That is why church leaders came to city Council last Monday and apologized for what they did and claimed there was a miscommunication." LaVere cited Surfrider, an environmental organization that works to preserve the world's oceans and beaches, in saying it can take years for balloons to decompose.Pouw, the church's spokeswoman, said the balloons were biodegradable, but LaVere told CNN they were not."They (the church) released latex balloons, and these are the type of balloons often found in the stomachs of dead animals," he said.A ban on future balloon releasesIn order to prevent any communication gaps in the future, LaVere said he and Ventura city council members have proposed a new ordinance that bans the release of all types of balloons.Coincidentally, the city council passed a citywide ban on expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, at the same meeting. The ban relates to single-use plates, cups, food takeout containers, and packing materials since Styrofoam is not biodegrade and can't be recycled. Councilwoman Christy Weir told CNN that after an earlier ban on single-use plastics and plastic straws, the Styrofoam ban was a natural next step. "The timing [of the proposed balloon ban] was good in a way because we had a presentation on our agenda on recycling," she said."It [waste] just ends up in our rivers and creeks and that's not good for the environment." Pouw said church volunteers have been participating in weekly beach cleanups throughout the Ventura County for months. The volunteers started daily beach cleanups Tuesday as they"look forward to continuing our collaboration with the County, City and community to make Ventura a cleaner, better, safer place to live and work," she told CNN. Bans on plastics and Styrofoam are growingVentura isn't the only town with Styrofoam bans or balloon restrictions.Canada and Oregon have banned single-use plastics. Here's how you can tooThe town council of New Shoreham, Rhode Island, got rid of balloons altogether, citing environmental concerns. The 2018 law prohibits the sale and use of balloons throughout the town. Violators are subject to a $200 fine.In 2019, New York became the largest US city to ban Styrofoam. Other cities that have banned it include San Diego, Miami Beach, Seattle and Washington, DC. Read more: CNN

Buullsh....Not meant to hurt anyone was just celebration purposes. Forgivable You think that's bad think of all the balloons your kids have lost. Also there are animale that snoop around junk yards too. Run liberals! It's the ballocolyps! Awkward😬😔 At least they pay taxes... savethenature I would like to know what a fool it came up with?

Like this what California has to worry about. Did you neighborhoods first. The balloons come second to the homeless I would hope. CNN should report on that instead How about all the stuff the government sprays in our atmosphere Concerned about that Are there actual people still becoming scientologists? No way they need new churches. likely just real estate investment. Dont c people lookin 2 the church of scientology 4 any rational answers. It is funny seeing people try 2 explain nonsense w a straight face, maybe thats it

But we can 💩 in the streets and it’s ok

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ASSETS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY FROZEN & A CONSUMER PENALTY FEE FINE IMPOSED TO CARE FOR ALL WILDLIFE EFFECTED JUST STOP MAKING BALLOONS THERE I FIXED IT SO MUCH FOR THEIR RELIGION. APOLOGY!!! OH HOWWWW CUTE..F'N JACKASSES Too little, too late. Do something environmentally hostile and then apologize? Is this going to be a pattern? Apology not accepted.

CULT Well thank the good lord for the apology, now the domino effect of destruction to our precious wildlife and planet won’t seem as detrimental! - complete and astounding disgrace! Make the slaves, err, Sea org do the clean up. wth, make them find them. Pyramid scheme under the guise of a cult. Their members are gonna go to HELL anyway. Scientology is not a 'Church.' They are crooked and evil and do no good for society.

LSU's Justin Jefferson Says He Donated Money From OBJ To Local ChurchTurns out, Odell's act of kindness just helped a good cause ... because Justin Jefferson says he donated the moolah to his local church!! Lol right right Yeah I’m calling bullshit on this one

They are forgiven in heaven and Earth Stop the balloons The start of a long list of things for those crazy folks to apologize for Sooooooooooo Out of touch..... They’ve got the plague in California, their streets are covered in human waste, and their officials are worried about balloons. Sad Great. Now are they going to pay for the cleanup? They sure have been screwing taxpayers by not paying taxes since they're not even a damn church. Just a rich person's tax haven.

Disgusting cult The biggest scam Cult of all time Read this as baboons and was like 'yep that sounds like scientology' Good thinking morons.

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IDIOTS!!!!! “Church” Hey thanks California. THAT they apologise for. The country is good. Layokrap Damage by the church or balloons....? The Business of Church Roll up, roll up, get your nonsense. Get your nonsense. Extra special nonsense. Come on folks roll up. idiots They should never attend a Nebraska home football game...

White Nationalist Arrested for Swatting Journalists, Historically Black ChurchJohn Cameron Denton, an alleged former leader of a neo-Nazi group, faces a conspiracy charge for calling in false reports of violence to the police. alleged? they weren't actual members of this group?

Hahaha outraged about balloons but not people crapping in streets and shooting drugs in storefronts. Sounds about right for democrat state Don't worry Ventura. Xenu will clean it up in a billion years or so. It was one balloon per million $ that they havent paid in taxes... All they care about is money and lots of it. And all the young people they use as slaves.

Mindfulness isn’t in play there...smh India 🙏🇮🇳 shocking to see many people believing Scientology for real. Good. I burn a tire every day and throw plastic bottles out the window and poor oil down the drain

LSU's Justin Jefferson Says He Donated Money From OBJ To Local ChurchTurns out, Odell's act of kindness just helped a good cause ... because Justin Jefferson says he donated the moolah to his local church!! Lol right right Yeah I’m calling bullshit on this one

The Church of Scientology doesn’t give a damn about the environment and all the birds that live in the skies of which many will die thanks to the balloons and if they have string attached, and all the trees these stupid balloons will get stuck in not to mention low flying planes OMG! how dangerous. these balloons might get in the way of Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders private jets. how terrible!

Where’s Shelley ? DavidMiscavige TomCruise ChurchofScientology Wow. Yall suck the joy out of anything Fun fact: David miscavige is 5'4 and his temper is 6'5. So proud I managed to get that cult to block me. A fine, fine moment. This happened in Cleveland and people died Praise God many blessings.😇 Not a church.

Those weren’t balloons. Those were thetans 🧐

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I think the literal cities of tents filled with heroine and meth addicts by the thousands in the midst of a potential pandemic are of a little bit higher priority, but that’s just me. glad they’re concerned about the real big issues down there. What rock have those people been living under? 'Church' No helium shortage there

Think about going to the grocery store. How many products that they buy are packaged in...that's right plastic. Yet they had to ban small straws and moan about balloon particles. Failing to see the bigger problems seems to be par for the course in Socialist Cali. Well, that’s fucked up. Reporting on a Cult as tho all is well.

Its a celebration not a mourning

Wow that ! Cult members do something stupid and destructive. Media shocked. Cult By now people should know not to release balloons ever or join groups that like hot air. Besides helium is in short supply. Scientology sucks. 🤢🤮☠️ Rev 13:8 (KJV) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. “The Great Controversy” by Ellen White Audio Order book:

Rev 13:8 (KJV) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. “The Great Controversy” by Ellen White Audio Order book: Make them pay TAXES! Cult

bluewaverider46 Really what's wrong with these idiots...balloons? 🤬🤬🤬 Who thought even the church of Scientology would be more intelligent than a shitload of so called Christian freaks who believe god sent the fat orange man Can’t you go to jail for a straw? Doesn’t that count as littering? Imagine apologizing for releasing balloons and not for ruining countless lives.

I hope they never see my bedroom waste basket Stop balloon releases, they are awful They should apologize for expanding that oppressive organization.

They don't care about anyone but themselves. Kind of like realDonaldTrump and the trumpcrimefamily. Wait a minute.... Scientology coronavirusOutbreak How did I not know of the great Scientology Boon Release Incident of Ventura, California?! Holy shit they have that many weirdo followers they are actually growing? Wow the weak minded

easily Scientology's biggest scandal so far Why aren’t they being fined? Religions CNN will bash: Christianity Scientology I can't even 🤦



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