Town compromises on Scientology church

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Church of Scientology promises a lawsuit against Sandy Springs, Ga., where the city council voted to allow a church but without the space it sought.

At a standing-room-only meeting Tuesday night, Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos broke a tie on the council, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. She supported the Planning Commission, which recommended approving the rezoning of an office building where the church wants to locate but opposed allowing the Scientologists to add a fourth floor.


The compromise left few people satisfied. More than 200 people showed up for the meeting, most of them opposed to the church.

William Woodson Galloway, the church's lawyer, said there would be a religious liberty lawsuit in spite of the rezoning approval.

"We are not happy with the result," he said.

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