Scientology amped up donation requests to save the Earth starting in 2001 - 2011-11-20

F7.png Scientology amped up donation requests to save the Earth starting in 2001 November 20, 2011, Joe Childs, Tampa Bay Times

Lynne Hoverson and Bert Schippers quickly pitched in with a $12,000 donation when Seattle Scientologists started raising money for a new church in 2000. They later boosted their gift to $160,000.

On a late-autumn evening in 2005, a trio of church fundraisers arrived at the couple's home. They wanted more cash for the $13 million project.

Ninety thousand dollars.


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