Scientology couple who gave $1.3 million: Church mission 'has been corrupted' - 2011-11-13

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F7.png Scientology couple who gave $1.3 million: Church mission 'has been corrupted' November 13, 2011, Joe Childs, Tampa Bay Times

Luis Garcia devoted a quarter-century to reaching Scientology's spiritual pinnacle. He and his wife, Rocio, spent $300,000 on services while advancing up the church's spiritual progression, the Bridge to Total Freedom. They donated nearly $1 million more to church causes.

The Garcias still believe in Scientology as a philosophy but decided to leave the church late last year, dismayed over what they saw as a change in direction.

The church wasn't providing services as L. Ron Hubbard intended, Luis Garcia said. "The technology has been corrupted," he said. Now, the church's focus is "to constantly request donations." The church denies that.


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