Scientology critics gather for weeklong conference - 2014-05-04
CLEARWATER — Several critics of the Church of Scientology, including the great-grandson of church founder L. Ron Hubbard, are scheduled to speak this week at a local conference organizers say will draw attention to "human rights abuses" within the Scientology community.
Called "Flag Down 2014," the conference is a series of presentations planned today through Friday at various mid and North Pinellas venues. On Saturday, organizers plan a public protest of Scientology in downtown Clearwater.
But the church already has taken steps to at least partially restrict the protestors.