Lawsuit coming, despite town’s OK of Scientology church

Scientology is coming to Sandy Springs [Georgia] — but a federal lawsuit is coming first.

“Absolutely,” said attorney William Woodson Galloway, when asked if the Church of Scientology will pursue a religious liberty lawsuit following a vote Tuesday that limited the size of the church in Sandy Springs. “We are not happy with the result.”

The result was a 3-3 vote by the City Council on Tuesday night that tried to find a common ground between outright denial of the rezoning of the office building at Roswell Road and Glenridge Drive and agreeing to the church’s request to add a fourth floor to the building.

In the end, the tiebreaking vote went to Mayor Eva Galambos, who supported the staff and Planning Commission middle ground that allowed the church in, but without the additional space.

– Source / Full Story: Lawsuit coming, despite Sandy Springs’ OK of Scientology church, April Hunt, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 15, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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