Bavarian Administrative Court Munich

Scientology Church Bavaria is and remains a registered association with religious moral objectives an open since 1993 administrative procedures has now finally found an end and was chosen for the Scientology Church Bayern e.V. and is valid since January 21, 2009. The dispute concerned the question whether Scientology Catholic Bavaria Furth now rightly is registered as an association in the register or not. The city of Furth and the Government of middle Franconia felt the Church would have no religious idellen goals. The city of Furth and the Government of middle Franconia had by notices in the years 1995 and 1996 because of alleged persecution of economic purposes in question made this and therefore deprived Church of Scientology Club status. Then the Church filed a lawsuit.

In recent years, there had been several processes of principle on this issue, the all of them both before the Federal Administrative Court in 1997 and also subsequently by the Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-Wurttemberg in 2003 and the Bavarian Administrative Court Munich in 2005 for the benefit of other Scientology churches have been adjudicated. After long years of mourning, well this last judgment in this matter by a German court has opted for the Scientology Church. Scientology is not commercial, but purely religious idelle objectives. Also this has the Augsburg administration Court recently in other proceedings and declared the ruling of a special fee of Augsburg for unlawful. After a thorough examination of the matter pool the Bavarian Administrative Court has decided for the Scientology Church: the permissible action is justified, because the levying of charges in the amount of 818,00 EUR in the contested decision () is unlawful and violated the plaintiff’s rights (article 113, paragraph 1, sentence 1 vwgo provides that administrative Court regulations). The application is admissible, in particular, the claimant is active legitimacy. (u0085) The decision of the respondent from October 2, 2006, with the fee collection contained 818,00 EUR “” Charges is illegal but materially, because the prerequisite commercial activity “of the plaintiff does not exist.” The Administrative Court of Ansbach had correctly appreciated the factual situation and did not get confused by not polemic of the opposite side. The Scientology Church is Bavaria and remains a purely religious objective, ideal Club to right the already by about 50 German courts confirmed 4 GG (freedom of religion) in the past with reference to article.

This led to his now final – decision draws a line under the debate for 25 years persistently and endlessly about the Scientology religion and its churches. It now ensures a reification of reasoning about Scientology. The first Scientology Church was founded in 1954 in the United States by members. Today the Scientology includes religion more than 7,500 churches, missions and groups in 163 countries with 10 million members, the only the writings of its founder L. Ron Hubbard for Use your study. In Germany the Scientology Church since 1970 present and has today 19 churches and missions. Press service of the Scientology Church Bayern e.V., be Anichstrasse 12, 80802 Munich, contact: Uta Eilzer, TEL. 089-38607-145, FAX. 089-38607-109, 2009_kw05.html

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