From: (Tilman Hausherr)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: swiss news: scientology not a religion
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 18:25:31 GMT
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The court of the swiss department of St. Gallen has stated that scientology is not a religion.


Elsbeth Bates had discussed scientology negatively in front of a school class. A scientologist filed a criminal complaint on the basis of §261 which deals with racism and related (e.g. anti-religous) hate. The prosecution declined to open a case. The scientologists tried to legally force the prosection to open the case - this failed.

The school board of Altstätten had now fobidden Elsbeth Bates to talk; people who takes sides in "difficult" topics shall no longer hold speeches at school.

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