Minton is a 54 year old retired investment banker from
Boston and Sandown, New Hampshire, who became a critic
of Scientology in early 1995 after one of Scientology's
attorneys tried to cancel a newsgroup on the Internet
on which critics of Scientology were posting.
in March, 1996, he began committing substantial financial
resources to oppose what he calls the evil abusive, deceptive
and harassive tactics used by Scientology to suppress its
members and critics. To date, Bob has committed over $4 million
of his own funds to defend himself against Scientology's campaign
to destroy him, and to assist others in their opposition to
on the German SAT-1 Broadcast
crusade has caused Scientology to label him their "Public
Enemy Number 1".
work has been extensively documented in the Media through
in Germany, The
New York Times, Boston
Sun, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune,
Petersburg Times, and the Detroit News.
2000, Bob Minton opened a Scientology watchdog group in Clearwater,
Florida where Scientology maintains their worldwide "spiritual"
training center. He called it the Lisa McPherson Trust in
honor of a 36-year-old victim of Scientology who died after
a seventeen-day stay at Scientology's headquarters in Clearwater.
Scientology successfully intimidated the Pinellas County
medical examiner into changing her autopsy report, thereby
causing a criminal case against Scientology for her death
to be dismissed, the family of Lisa McPherson has brought
a civil suit against Scientology.
Read the transcripts, news articles and other press coverage
on Bob Minton's crusade to reform Scientology.
SPEECHES, APPEARANCES AND WRITTEN WORKS
Lists many of the speeches that Bob gave before cult-awareness
groups, and includes his acceptance speech for the Alternative
Charlemagne Award presented to him in June, 2000 by the
European American Citizens' Committee for Human Rights
and Religious Freedom for his unrelenting courage in the
battle to protect our human rights. Plus essays, and other
THE HARASSMENT TIMELINE
Bob Minton has been targeted for attacks by Scientology.
They have attacked Bob, his family and friends all across
TV programs, radio Media and videos featuring Bob Minton.
Scientology is extremely litigious and uses the law to
destroy their enemies. They have been peppering Bob Minton
with law suits and motions and even had him arrested for
the supposed assault of a Scientologist OSA agent who
had followed Bob every where he went in Clearwater, Florida.
The jury quickly found Bob not guilty. Read the court
transcripts and watch the newscasts from the trial.