Religious Visa Workers Fear Program Overhaul - 2007-07-13
The Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology Western United States, which brings in ministers to work with non-English-speaking parishioners, has also weighed in. The proposed requirement that ministers be "fully trained" is biased toward Christianity, assistant secretary Kenneth Long wrote in public comments to the immigration service.
"Scientology religious teachings and counseling are arranged in a gradient fashion, proceeding from relatively simple and straightforward truths to ever higher and more complex heights of spiritual understanding and awareness," Long wrote. "Scientology ministers and ministers-in-training never cease in their study of Scientology scriptures."