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Clearwater City Council votes 5-0
to buy downtown parcel coveted
by the Church of Scientology

Tampa Bay Times, by Tracey McManus

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Posted By:Hazymac, 4/21/2017 9:25:06 AM

CLEARWATER — The City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to buy a vacant but high-profile downtown lot from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, intercepting a crucial piece of land the Church of Scientology said it needed for its campus. A packed auditorium at City Hall greeted the 5-0 decision with applause. Scientology leader David Miscavige had offered to bankroll a multi-million dollar revitalization of downtown if the city stepped aside and allowed the church to buy the lot, which borders its 13-story Oak Cove religious retreat. He pitched the idea last week to a select group of downtown stakeholders with help from

It´s nice to see that the Clearwater City Council won´t go along with Miscavige and the Scientologists, who are not and never will be a part of the community. Aliens.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/21/2017 9:52:54 AM     (No. 11228935)

Would they have the guts to block a Mosque?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vesicant, 4/21/2017 10:01:03 AM     (No. 11228940)

So instead of Scientology, the taxpayers get an urban redevelopment agency.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/21/2017 10:10:57 AM     (No. 11228947)

Looks like the Scientology crowd needs to build-UP to get closer to God. ... Oh, Wait, they aren´t about God they are about creating slaves!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/21/2017 10:25:18 AM     (No. 11228967)

The owner of land should now sue city for the difference in price or about $12 million. Expensive parking lot.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer, 4/21/2017 10:32:58 AM     (No. 11228980)

Right next door to the Hocum Coven religious retreat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/21/2017 11:44:05 AM     (No. 11229046)

Good move. I look forward to the day when that creepy house of cards folds.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 4/21/2017 1:07:58 PM     (No. 11229153)

Scientology is a group of creepy grifters, but Islam is billions of murderous, hate-filled. bomb-building barbarians who murder tens of thousands per year.

So, which is OK everywhere in the USA?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 4/21/2017 2:29:33 PM     (No. 11229249)

This seems to be a unique situation which motivated the City to purchase that particular location. The City is apparently trying to maintain its traditions & heritage rather than being totally dominated by the relatively new group in town, Scientology.

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