> The Lisa McPherson Trust was the biggest $cientology story of 2000, a
> year a many big $cientology stories.
> The LMT in downtown Clearwater was an inspired idea, and you folks
> pulled it off. In difficult circumstances you're still there and
> Congratulations Bob, Stacy, Grady, Mark, Jesse, Jeff, the other Bob,
> and everyone else who had a hand in this most excellent year.
> (c) Gerry Armstrong
Amen and Amen. I pray that this next year will show an expansion of LMT efforts in exposing the real scientology in all it's bogus complex 'fronts' and to all social avenues of communication. I know I probably shouldn't say this but my heart wants to. We all know that Bob Minton has sunk his own Millions into this effort as well as putting his ass on the line time and again for his convictions which is beyond incredible. I just want to say that relying on Bob's bucks to keep the good fight going is something I personally had a problem with. I won't say how much, but I feel contributing financially in some way each month in seeing the LMT stay alive en force is a viable help option. Call me an ass if you will for making the suggestion or even bringing it up, but some of you might consider even 20 bucks a month this year towards LMT endeavors as a possible monthly expense. All I know is that I personally feel damn good about writing that monthly check to LMT even if my meager sum is not much to speak of or even near Bob's financial thrust. But a bunch of monthly*meager sums* together could back up LMT in not just staying afloat under Bob's financial wing, but as a real difference in making it a solid social force. Just something to think about for yourself.
I'm not trying to enforce this idea.
I had the great pleasure this last year of meeting and talking to Bob, Stacy and Jesse. I don't give a damn what any scientologist might think of this, but, all three of these people I found to be no-nonsense and to the point, very approachable as people and honest in their characters. Plus, just great people to be around. Great sense of humor too. The LMT 1st annual concert with Jamie Kennedy was very cool despite people complaining about the number of attendees. Got to meet other fine people there as well.
When I met Jesse, at one point we pointed fingers at each other and both blurted out, "I remember you". Before I met him this last year I had no idea we knew each other from over 20 years ago at Flag.
He was a cool guy even then.....I love you guys at LMT for what your doing and the very very best for 2001.......................Z