Germany wants better image on Scientology - 1997-11-12

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F6.png Germany wants better image on Scientology November 12, 1997, Seattle Times

German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel unveiled plans today for an "information campaign" in the United States to explain Germany's refusal to accept Scientology as a religion.

Germany says the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology is, in Germany at least, more of a business than a religion and accuses it of exploiting the insecurities of its members for economic gain.

Kinkel said that though the U.S. Congress this week defeated a resolution accusing Germany of religious bias, there was "a huge lack of awareness" about the German position among U.S. politicians.


{{cite news | title = Germany wants better image on Scientology | url = http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19971112&slug=2571876 | work = Seattle Times | date = November 12, 1997 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}