Bob Minton

At one time, Bob was the most visible of Scientology's critics.

Bob Minton in the News

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January 14, 2001 Scientology Hearing Founders In Jabs, Jeers Ten feet - that's five paces - has become ultra-important to downtown Clearwater's archenemies, the Church of Scientology and the Lisa McPherson Trust, an anti-Scientology watchdog group. It's how far apart the members of each group must stay from each other, according to an injunction issued Nov. 30 by Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge Thomas Penick. Bob Minton, Clearwater, lawsuits, Press
April 7, 2000 A Visit from Scientology's Enemy Number 1 Bob Minton was never a Scientologist. He began to get interested in the machinations of the sect when he read about the Lisa McPherson case on the internet. The young woman, who died, had apparently been locked up and starved by U.S. Scientologists. Scientology regards Minton as "Enemy Number One" - its arch-enemy. At his side sat Stacy Brooks, who worked in the "Sea Org" in the sect's headquarters and then left after being held against her will for nine months. Bob Minton, Press, What's Wrong with Scientology?
November 25, 1999 Scientology Foe Seeks Protection An outspoken foe of the Church of Scientology is striking back after being hit with an injunction barring him from going near the church's property and members. Minton contends in court papers filed Wednesday that he is the one who needs the protection of an injunction against Scientologists. Minton's attorney, Denis de Vlaming, said an Oct. 31 incident in which his client was charged with misdemeanor battery was the culmination of numerous confrontations over the years. Bob Minton, Clearwater, lawsuits, Press
October 30, 1999 Anti-Scientology Foundation Created A critic of the Church of Scientology said he is financing a new foundation named after Lisa McPherson, a Scientologist who died in 1995 while in the care of the church. Robert S. Minton said he would incorporate the Lisa McPherson Educational Foundation. McPherson, 36, suffered a severe mental breakdown 17 days before she died of a blood clot in her left lung. Her death prompted a wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Tampa, and criminal charges against the church in Pinellas County. Minton's foundation will reach out to disaffected members of the church and educate the public about what he says are the harmful effects of Scientology. Bob Minton, Clearwater, Lisa McPherson, Press
March 29, 1999 Critics Public And Private Keep Pressure On Scientology - At Home Scientology reacts to the pickets by sending staffers out to confront them and take pictures. Increasingly, Scientologists go out and picket critics' home or office, distributing fliers that accuse them of being "religious bigots." Some pickets say Scientologists have frightened elderly family members with visits and questions about their picketing. Bob Minton, harassment, Keith Henson, lawsuits, Press, Raul Lopez
December 24, 1997 Scientologists Get To Question Critics' Backer The Church of Scientology won the right Tuesday to question the man who has been financing its critics. Scientology's lawyers say they want to know who Minton has financed and why because his motivations and those of potential witnesses could be an issue if the case goes to trial. Moody agreed, but warned the church its questions of Minton must be relevant to the McPherson case. Bob Minton, lawsuits, Lisa McPherson, Press
December 23, 1997 Scientology Sponsored Suit Against Opponent Scientology has blasted Robert S. Minton Jr. for donating more than $1.25-million to its critics, calling his actions "nefarious" and underhanded. The church contends he is illegally interfering with lawsuits involving Scientology. But earlier this decade, Scientology officials themselves backed several lawsuits against one of the church's own adversaries, the Cult Awareness Network. Bob Minton, lawsuits, Press

Bob Minton in the News

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March 27, 2001 Scientology Found Guilty of Libelling Bob Minton Scientology is found guilty of libelling Bob Minton by claiming he had defrauded Nigeria in a debt buy-back scheme. In addition to being made to pay Minton's court costs, Scientology is prohibited from repeating or republishing the false information. Berlin, Bob Minton
August 1, 2000 Scientology distributes copies of Freiheit (Freedom) magazine Scientology distributes copies of Freiheit (Freedom) magazine by mail to Berlin residents. They allege that Bob Minton has been involved in fraud, money-laundering, and forgery. A few months later, they will be found guilty of libelling Minton, fined, and prohibited from republishing the libel. Berlin, Bob Minton, defamation
December 26, 1998 Over 4000 Sandown NH, Maureen O'Keefe, Scientologist, Bob Minton. An excerpt: Over 4000 Sandown NH households receive a letter sent by Maureen O'Keefe, Scientologist, smearing Bob Minton. An excerpt: "Mr. Minton has become increasingly vocal and violent in his attacks on my Church and parishioners, myself included. He has poured millions of dollars into funding what is nothing less than a massive anti-religious hate campaign." Bob Minton
December 24, 1998 Bob Minton's, harassed Bob Minton's children harassed Bob Minton
December 22, 1998 leaves, Bob Minton, Therese, (ages 10, 12), neighborhood. Bob's, Stacy Brooks, say Scientology leaves fliers about Bob Minton at the home of his wife Therese and their two daughters (ages 10 and 12) and all over the surrounding neighborhood. The fliers draw attention to Bob's relationship with Stacy Brooks and say, "Minton has spent over $2 million of his family's wealth creating hatred and bigotry towards members of our religion. Minton's behavior is socially obnoxious and morally impaired." Bob Minton
December 16, 1998 Bob Minton's, Scientology Bob Minton's children harassed by Scientology Bob Minton
December 16, 1998 Scientologists, Bob Minton's family: Scientologists picket Bob Minton's family: "scientologists picketed again at Therese's house at 39 W. Cedar Street, in time to greet the girls from school at 3:00." Bob Minton
December 14, 1998 Scientologists, Bob Minton's family: Scientologists picket Bob Minton's family: "Two scientologists conducted a picket in front of Therese's house at 39 W. Cedar Street in Boston with picket signs emphasizing the relationship between Stacy and me. It seems that the timing of their picket was designed to coincide with the arrival of my two daughters from school. So much for Maureen O'Keefe's assurance in her letter to Therese of not doing anything to upset the children." Bob Minton
October 9, 1998 DA, Bob Minton's friends, partners, Nigerian, minister DA attack directed at Bob Minton's friends, business partners, and Nigerian foreign minister Bob Minton
September 30, 1998 Maureen O'Keefe, Boston OSA, Bob Minton's, Therese Maureen O'Keefe of Boston OSA, writes Bob Minton's wife Therese. Bob Minton