The following is one in a series of stories that won the then-St. Petersburg Times the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. In it, reporter Charles Stafford, who won the prize along with Bette Orsini, details how the Church of Scientology moved into Clearwater with big plans under a false name. The story, originally titled “Church entered Clearwater on path of deceit,” was published on December 20, 1979.
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- Ties to Russian Organized Crime Alleged in Blockbuster New Lawsuit Against Scientologist-Owned GPB Capital – The Scientology Money Project
- Scientology building opens in downtown Kansas City | The Kansas City Star
- Church of Scientology Taking over a Florida City Faster Than Anyone Thought | David Gee | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
- Scientologist-Owned GPB Capital Update: Kinnie Ma IRA vs. GPB Capital, David Gentile, Jeffrey Schneider, Mark Martino, et. al. – The Scientology Money Project
- Scientology came to Clearwater 44 years ago today ‘wearing a cloak of secrecy’