Scientologists In Germany

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 31•04 Feb 5, 1997

The German government recently issued a series of crackdowns against members of the Church of Scientology, sparking numerous protests by big-name Hollywood stars. What do you think?

  • “I'm usually very skeptical about issues of censorship, but the Germans seem to have pretty sound judgment in that area.”

    Michael Backman –
    Auto Mechanic

  • “Tragically, in Germany, Scientologist celebrities are allowed to attend only 75 gala premieres a year.”

    Nikki Wyler –
    Speech Pathologist

  • “I know how the Scientologists feel. For years, my people have been persecuted for our spiritual belief in magical 'pyramid schemes.'”

    Kirstie Lattimore –
    Legal Secretary

  • “I think if Germany and Scientology could just sit down and get to know each other, they'd find they're not as different as they think.”

    Tad Gregory –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I was persecuted in Germany. Not because I was a Scientologist, though. It was because I broke some shit.”

    Jon Orson –
    Podiatrist

  • “Scientologists are being persecuted, and it's an outrage! I had to say that, or they'll reveal I'm gay.”

    Hal Manoogian –
    English Professor

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