Ordinance protects Scientology center - 2009-01-10 a
Foes of the Church of Scientology in California say their free speech rights are being violated by a county law barring protests at a church video facility.
The ordinance received quick passage this week with the support of Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, the Los Angeles Times reported. It requires demonstrators to keep their distance from residential properties in unincorporated parts of the county.
Golden Era Productions in Gilman is the church's main production center for videos. About 500 people live and work on the campus.