City Commission Meeting
May 17, 2001
reads a letter from Mary
DeMoss, the head of the Foundation for
Religious Tolerance in Clearwater. The letter
was published in a Scientology's magazine.
before the City Commission, Mary DeMoss announced
that her Foundation was formed to create community
harmony among Clearwater's Churches yet in
her letter to the magazine she admits she
uses the Foundation solely to attack the LMT
name is Jeff Jacobsen, I live on NE Coachman Road.
like to point out a deception that happened in a
city commission meeting last August 17. Mary DeMoss
spoke at the meeting and explained that she was
creating the Foundation for Religious Tolerance
here in Clearwater. She said the goals of the Foundation
would be to promote human rights, unite the local
religious groups, bring the city and religions together,
and help forward the goals of the city.
most recent Scientology publication called Free
Winds has a letter signed M.D. talking about how
this person found her home town had some SP's in
it. SP's are Suppressive Persons, or those who are
harmful to the goals of Scientology. Now to quote
began to attack them. My attacks turned into
the Foundation for Religious Tolerance which
I founded. This foundation confronts any critics
of Scientology and exposes them for what they
really are - hate groups."
ends the letter thusly:
you like to know how many people comprise this
vast worldwide organization that has the SPs
running scared? Just one, me!"
Foundation for Religious Tolerance claims to be
a wonderful organization designed by a Scientologist
to help unite the Clearwater community, but in her
own words, it is a front group for Scientology to
attack its critics. In that case Ms. DeMoss lied
to the commission and the people of Clearwater last
The Citizens for a Better Clearwater rejected a
order I placed for the new Alley Park. My brick
was to say "Remember Lisa McPherson."
This was rejected, said a letter from CBC treasurer
Doug Williams, because it would cause community
disharmony. CBC finally relented and my brick is
now in the park, but it gives me pause to wonder
just what community Mr. Williams is talking about.
Would the Clearwater community be upset by my brick,
or could it be the Scientology community he's talking
about? What exactly does this episode say about
Citizens for a Better Clearwater?
came into Clearwater under an assumed name, United
Churches of Florida. It appears they are still using
such front groups to disguise their actions. L.
Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, wrote that
Scientologists should utilize such front groups.
"The cue in all this is don't seek the co-operation
of groups" wrote Hubbard, "just enter
them and start functioning to make the group win
through effectiveness and sanity." I thought
the city should know about this.