Does Germany Have Something Against These Guys? - 1997-02-10

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F54.png Does Germany Have Something Against These Guys? February 10, 1997, Bruce W. Nelan, Time magazine

John Travolta and Tom Cruise may be just pop-culture icons to you and me, but in Germany their faith in the preachings of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard is politically taboo; Scientology is deemed not a religion but a suspect movement whose activities verge on the dangerous edges of extremism. Now Germany's stern attitudes are raising something of an international ruckus, fueled in equal parts by the assertive Church of Scientology, Hollywood luminaries and a U.S. government caught with conflicting objectives.

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{{cite news | first = Bruce W. | last = Nelan | author2 = Bonfante, Jordan; van Voorst, Bruce | title = Does Germany Have Something Against These Guys? | url = http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,985883,00.html | work = Time magazine | date = February 10, 1997 | accessdate = May 22, 2019 }}