"If Ron [Hubbard] could do it, I can do it too. And I'm going to."
Mr. Palmer ran a so-called Mission of the Church of Scientology for 15 years (see his own declaration and the "timeline"). The last 9 years of this period he called himself "President of the Church of Scientology, Mission of Elmira, Inc.".
During this period he behaved dictatorial and cash-hungry, like all leading Scientologists are expected to do. In the section "In depth" there's more on this in the "Elmira Star Gazette series".
In this section you find proof that Mr. Palmer has been a firm and dedicated believer in Scientology for decades, up to today--March 27, 2007.