Largest Scientology church in Midwest opens in downtown St. Paul - 2011-10-24
The grand opening also drew some well-wishers from the political field, most of them happy to see such a large, long-vacant downtown space fully occupied.
Among those well-wishers were St. Paul City Council member Dave Thune, state Sen. Sandra Pappas, state Rep. Rena Moran and V.J. Smith, president of the Minneapolis Chapter of MAD DADS, which hands out the church's "Truth about Drugs" anti-drug abuse pamphlets. Moran praised the church's commitment to volunteerism, and Pappas spoke of its commitment to human rights work around the globe.