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Allegations against Scientology's leader out there, but all else is normal

Title: Allegations against Scientology's leader out there, but all else is normal
Date: Thursday, 9 July 2009
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Authors: David DeCamp, Mike Brassfield
Main source: tampabay.com

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CLEARWATER — Allegations of physical abuse, destruction of evidence and punishment rituals in the upper echelons of the Church of Scientology left some local political leaders saying they were shocked and disturbed. But among leaders who have reached out to the church, those contacted by the St. Petersburg Times say they aren't ready to distance themselves from Scientology and its sizeable membership after a recent Times series detailing accusations from former church executives. While some in the community saw potential for ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]