Church of Scientology takes aim at Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being denied land - 2017-04-27

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F7.png Church of Scientology takes aim at Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being denied land April 27, 2017, Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times

CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology has launched a statewide campaign blasting the ethics and financial practices of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a move that follows the aquarium's recent decision not to sell the church a prized downtown property.

On Monday, one day before the Pinellas County Commission gave initial approval to the aquarium's request for $26 million of bed tax dollars, the church delivered to the board a scathing, seven-page letter and more than 250 pages of supporting documentation questioning the nonprofit's economic impact and financial responsibility.

The "formal complaint" — also sent to Attorney General Pam Bondi, the state auditor general and legislative leaders — is not going unchallenged by aquarium CEO David Yates.

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{{cite news | first = Tracey | last = McManus | title = Church of Scientology takes aim at Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being denied land | url = https://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/church-of-scientology-takes-aim-at-clearwater-marine-aquarium-after-being/2321768/ | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = April 27, 2017 | accessdate = October 25, 2019 }}