The FBI Raids
the Church of Scientology

This is a photo-op picture taken at the Scientology Celebrity Center in Hollywood. The Church composed the shot for maximum melodramatic effect. That's "Reverend" Fred Ulan in the background in ministerial garb. Ulan was a Church activist who would become head of the Safe Environment Fund, a Scientology front group that would finance the legal defense of the eleven Scientologists arrested in the raid.

It's no accident that the dark-covered book with the cross in the center figures prominently in the photo. The book is titled, "The Background and Ceremonies of the Church of Scientology." First published in 1970, I think it's been out of print for some time.