Scientology Berlin Angered By German Film Projects

Reacting to a DW-WORLD.DE report on German film projects about Scientology, the organization’s press spokesperson in Berlin said she doesn’t like the way Scientology is portrayed.

A DVD film for schools showing statements by Scientology leaders in the United States and drop-outs in Europe is anything but objective, said Sabine Weber, the spokeswoman of Scientology in Berlin.

She added she feels that young people get indoctrinated by the Lutheran church in Germany which had no small share in the film coming about.

“What are viewers supposed to think if, say, a young German dropout compares Scientology’s treatment to the practices in the Third Reich,” she said. “I don’t think that young people are really being brought up in a spirit of tolerance, if they get to see such scenes without Scientology having the chance to put things straight.”