Church of Scientology banned from shopping centre

THE Church of Scientology has been banned from a Midland shopping centre after a string of complaints that they had been preaching to children.

Church leaders understood to be from Birmingham set up a stall at Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Centre after making a booking under the name Dianetics, the church’s main theory.

Bosses ordered preachers to pack up and leave after angry parents said their children had been invited to take part in “stress tests” and then lectured about the religion.

“We had complaints that kids had been invited to take part in a stress test and were then being asked questions about religion,” said operations manager Colin Quinton.

“We told them that we’d had complaints, and we wouldn’t be inviting them back. It didn’t seem like a religious set-up and we wouldn’t have allowed them in if we had realised who they were. We try and stay neutral on issues of politics and religion.”