Church of Scientology responds: Parishioners donate 'because they enthusiastically support their chosen faith' - 2011-11-20

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F7.png Church of Scientology responds: Parishioners donate 'because they enthusiastically support their chosen faith' November 20, 2011, Karin Pouw, Tampa Bay Times

"Contrary to the St. Petersburg Times' mischaracterizations, parishioners donate to the church because they enthusiastically support their chosen faith," spokeswoman Karin Pouw said.

"They continue to do so because those donations fund programs that parishioners are proud to support: The opening of new Ideal Scientology Churches throughout the world, and the implementation of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs."

Those parishioners, in the thousands, far outweigh the "handful of disaffected apostates" who spoke to the Times, the church said.


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