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Opposition to Scientology plan for ex-presidential retreat


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A plan to turn a former presidential retreat in Maryland into a drug rehabilitation center affiliated with the Church of Scientology is drawing opposition. The Frederick News-Post reports (http://bit.ly/1HQCvh5 ) that the Frederick County Council postponed a decision Tuesday on a request by the church's real-estate ...


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FREDERICK, Md(AP) - A plan to turn a former presidential retreat in Maryland into a drug rehabilitation center affiliated with the Church of Scientology is drawing opposition.The Frederick News-Post reports (http://bit.ly/1HQCvh5 ) that the Frederick County Council postponed a decision Tuesday on a request by the church’s real-estate arm to have the 40-acre Trout Run property designated for historic preservationThe designation would enable Social Betterment Properties to make changes otherwise barred by zoning restrictions.Several citizens expressed opposition to turning the camp near Thurmont into a Narconon residential treatment centerThe program is based on methods developed by Scientology founder LRon Hubbard.A Narconon executive says the program is nonreligious and wouldn’t be used for church recruiting.Trout Run was a private resort visited by presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower.___Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com try { _402_Show(); } catch(e) {} (function() { if (jQuery && jQuery.browser && jQuery.browser.mobile) { jQuery('#adblade-under-article').attr('data-cid', '10384-2432708522'); } })(); var __kx_ad_slots = __kx_ad_slots || []; (function () { var slot = 426; var h = false; __kx_ad_slots.push(slot); if (typeof __kx_ad_start == 'function') { __kx_ad_start(); } else { var s = document.createElement('script'); s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true; s.src = 'http://cdn.kixer.com/ad/load.js'; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function(){ if (!h && (!this.readyState || this.readyState == 'loaded' || this.readyState == 'complete')) { h = true; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = null; __kx_ad_start(); } }; var x = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; x.parentNode.insertBefore(s, x); } })(); Copyri

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