BERLIN, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Members from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party are seeking to put the Church of Scientology under surveillance in Berlin.
The local Christian Democratic Party's attempt, which some observers say is justified, comes as the church plans to open its new six-storey headquarters in the German capital.
The new center is part of a campaign to "'scientologize' Europe once and for all," Ursula Caberta, who heads a Hamburg state government group that studies Scientology, told Berlin-based Der Tagesspiegel newspaper. "They want to influence politics. We have to take that very seriously."...
Pauper, it does show you what the leaders of Scientology is looking for, doesn't it?
Just some points on Wikipedia,
"The ongoing controversies involving the Church and its critics include:
* Repeated claims of brainwashing and mind control. * Scientology's disconnection policy, in which members are encouraged to cut off all contact with friends or family members critical of the Church. * The unexplained death of Scientologists, including Lisa McPherson. * The use of high-pressure sales tactics to obtain money from members. * Multiple criminal activities by Scientologists, both those committed for personal benefit (Reed Slatkin, Gabriel Williams, and others) and those committed on behalf of the Church and directed by Church officials (Operation Snow White, Operation Freakout, Fair Game, and others). * Numerous differing, and sometimes conflicting, accounts of L. Ron Hubbard's life, in particular accounts of Hubbard discussing his intent to start a religion for profit, and of his service in the military...."
But my first source is shorter, and explains the important points about Scientology to Christians.