Scientology foe sets up office close to church - 2000-01-06
An organization that says it wants to reform the Church of Scientology has followed through with its plans to open a headquarters at the epicenter of the Scientology world.
The group, led by New England millionaire Robert S. Minton, on Wednesday purchased a small office building at 33 N Fort Harrison Ave., just 30 feet from a major Scientology building downtown. Minton and a five-member staff say they plan to educate local residents -- including existing Scientologists -- about abuses within the church.
Scientology reacted Wednesday with strong words.
"These guys are nobodies," said church official Marty Rathbun. "They bring absolutely nothing to this community."