Raise wages, don't drop standards of care
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 16, 2000
Scientologists have taken over, monopolized downtown
Praise God that Robert Minton is here in Clearwater. I support his efforts 100 percent.
Recently, the British denied the Church of Scientology charitable status. Germany likewise has denied the false church a religious tax-exempt status. Why? Because Scientology is not a religion, but a cover to acquire the wealth of its misguided followers.
The Scientologists have taken over and monopolized downtown Clearwater. Please send them packing down the road.
-- Gregory D. Holda, Clearwater
Money is motivation for secretive "religion'
Re: Trust's goal: Truth about Scientology, letter, Jan. 12.
If the allegation is true that Scientologists hired detectives to follow Robert Minton's people when they were attempting to buy or rent property in downtown Clearwater, we all should stand up and demand that they stop such activities.
Their motivation is clear: sue, follow, investigate and pile one lie on another to quiet any opposition. I hope that the city of Clearwater can see that this cult will drive all other religions out of downtown. To me, money is the motivation for this highly secretive business, hiding itself as a religion!
-- Ernest Shoeman, Clearwater