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F6.png Germany Vs. Scientology -- Group Goes To Court To Seek Status As A Religion, Not Business October 28, 1997, Seattle Times

A day after thousands of Scientologists demanded religious freedom in Germany, the Church of Scientology was trying to convince a German court today that it is a religion.

A favorable decision by Germany's highest administrative court would entitle the group to benefits such as tax-exempt status and the freedom to recruit followers.

The Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology won a legal battle in July when a court in the Baden-Wuerttemberg state capital, Stuttgart, ruled that Scientology was a religious society, not a business as many critics argue. The state is seeking to overturn the decision in the Berlin court.


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