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Letters to the Editor // Concerning Scientology

Title: Letters to the Editor // Concerning Scientology
Date: Friday, 6 July 1984
Publisher: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Main source: link (86 KiB)

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Reports appearing in the Sun about the religious status of the Church of Scientology in Germany are incorrect. The current clumsy attempt by the German government is to DEecertify a fully certified religious group, the Church of Scientology.

The world has seen a similar attempt before. Reynhard Heinrich of the German SS wrote a letter in 1937 instituting a decertification campaign against Catholic sects, evangelical ministers and Baptists in Germany. It was a prelude to the genocide that was to follow. It began in upper Bavaria, at Munich, where Hitler first took power.

These are the same actions that are being lauded in the Sun.

Sun staff. writer George-Wayne Shelor expresses a poor sense of history when he omits the fact that the current attempts of the German government ape the tactics of a heinous past.

A major conference is being planned by mainline Churches and religious organizations in Germany because of their concern over this shocking resemblance between Nazi tactics and this "raid" on the Church of Scientology.

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