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After seeing Leah Remini's show, George Cretekos says Scientology should re-think policy on families

Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos

JIM DAMASKE | Times (2014)

Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos



The questions at Tuesday’s Suncoast Tiger Bay lunch covered everything from the future of the Tampa Bay Rays to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies to the TV show Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, featuring the former Scientologist and King of Queens star.

Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos was asked: Had he seen it?

“I was wondering if we were going to get that question,” Cretekos said. “I’m Greek Orthodox. I fast on Wednesdays and Fridays. I celebrate Easter at a different time. And I do my cross right to left. I’m weird. Okay?

“Those people who are Scientologists who live in Clearwater care about our city as much as you and I do. What we’ve seen in the Leah Remini story is one, the Church of Scientology has a terrible PR department. They are just awful. And they also need to understand that … churches support families. They shouldn’t divide families. … The Church of Scientology ought to think twice about its policy on families.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:03am]


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