The Story: Lousy tour of Scientology | Controversially | BR
Spokesperson (0:00 to 0:42): On a Saturday in Munich. Here at the Munich freedom is today held an action. From an association called "Say No to Drugs - Say Yes to Life". In advance we got a tip. Supposedly Scientology behind it. Whether that's true? We want to take a picture and wait until something passiert.Zumindest at first glance all seems harmless.
Laura Kochsiek (organizer of the action) (12:42 - 045): We are here for Drogenaufklärung.Wir want here to enlighten young people, what drugs are.
Spokesperson (0:47 to 1:19): While we are doing with the camera, these brochures are distributed. "Truth About Drugs" is a title. A direct reference to Scientology does not contain the books.
Singer Joy Villa has traveled from Los Angeles. There is also the international headquarters of Scientology. Does that mean something? Is there a connection between this action in Munich and Scientology?
Laura Kochsiek (1:20 to 1:27): It is not related, so it is so that it is sponsored it. So the material is ultimately from the "Scientology - Church" sponsored.
Anne Hinder (reporter) (1:28 to 1:30): So it has been founded by Scientology or?
Laura Kochsiek (1:30 to 1:38): It was founded by various people, but there were also Scientologists in starting with us. Um, it's but as I said, a very independent association, who has given me the as such nothing to do "church".
Anne Hinder (1:39 to 1:40): They are also a Scientologist?
Laura Kochsiek (1:40 - 145): Personally? Uh, I'm also a Scientologist, yes.
Spokesperson (1:47 to 2:05): "Not all are here at the stand Scientologists," she says. "The only but it was not." "Today is only about to warn against drugs", the organizers say.
Drug education by Scientologists, for years, experts warn against Scientology.
Solveig Prass (2:07 to 2:09): The most important thing for Scientology is the money alone. And power over the people.
Heinz Peter Meidinger (2:09 to 2:13): This is a professional human scavengers organization.
Solveig Prass (2:14 to 2:16): You are to yourself, you will be a part of a machine.
Spokesperson (2:18 to 2:24): Even by the intelligence Scientology is observed.
Mark Shepherd t (domestic intelligence Bayern) (2:25 to 2:43): Scientology's ultimately designed to develop a global, totalitarian Herschaftssystem. In which there is no democratic diversity more, but a conformist society in which each individual works according to Scientology principles
Spokesperson (2:44 to 3:36): - drugs - According to the Constitution protect the self-proclaimed anti-club is a side organization of Scientology. Will be promoted under the guise of drug education new followers. Passers-by in Munich do not suspect that they also get in contact with Scientologists. In the brochures different websites are recommended. That's the German side of the association. Then a contact form. Counter name, address and e-mail, you can order additional materials. Target group apparently teachers and students. Exactly these booklets make Heinzpeter Meidinger care. The chairman of a national school teacher association warns repeatedly students and even teachers would fall for these books.
Heinz Peter Meidinger (German Philologenverband) (3:36 to 4:01): The problem of course is that these contacts are made by can then be used, uh, uh for more far-reaching influences. Thus, for example, that being said there, you have materials ordered from us, we would not now time to offer you a speaker where you no longer know now what would then say everything.
Spokesperson (4:02 to 4:04): "The scam with the stitching, just one of many," said Meidinger.
Heinz Peter Meidinger (4:05 to 4:38): We know the strategy of Scientology, on apparently non-ideological, uh, innocuous topics just to approach health education, drug education, some time ago also tutoring to young people to get hold of addresses, about such materials, then get in personal contact. Uh, and Scientology boasts indeed, uh, that these campaigns have been very successful.
Spokesperson (4:39 to 5:00): In fact, on their homepage Scientology boasts with the "Anti - Drug - Campaign". Referred them even as an initiative of the Church of Scientology, with advertising messages.
Recording Scientology promotional film (5:00 to 5:18)
Spokesperson (5:18 to 6:28): what links there are exactly between Scientology and the club and its action in Munich? To our question answered Scientology Germany ". The association is organisationally completely independent and has no religious - ideological objectives" Only 2 sentences later, it is said, however: "Of course, the Church of Scientology is also calling their own members to commit themselves of the activities Association to participate and promote its goals and support. "
These advertises Scientology Germany Actions like these. A tour of the association with a Czech BMX Star (Dominik Nekolný), throughout Germany it should go. In Munich we go, as far as Berlin. Where exactly they occur in these cities, to no information.
Sektenbeauftragte Solveig Prass believes that is strategy, and the club is no longer to register under his name. To avoid that people like you, actions to prevent in advance. In Leipzig the club was just beginning.
Solveig Prass (Adviser on sects and cults) (6:30 to 6:44): Last year, they have indeed been announced under the campaign, and then of course ringing the alarm bells, ne and then know that the wars with. Of course I was then previous year prepared and they have not even set up their stand uh, this year it could not recognize.
Spokesperson (6:45 to 7:12): Tactics? According to club it is only because that several members take over the registration and use obviously abbreviated title. These brochures criticized Solveig Prass misleading. In the previous editions, there were clear indications of Scientology. On the new brochures but no more notice.
Solveig Prass (7:13 to 7:42): The need to come up with something new always. Uh, when others do not pull mesh, then of course they have to invent something new, that is the same as the BMX - attract drivers or that they now occur with music, yes, and people. Uh, these are meshes that did not exist before, as had their stands, yes, and have spread to the beginning Dianetics. Where then everyone has seen that is Scientology. That no longer exists today.
Spokesperson (7:42 to 8:01): So it has this time late out of the action, only could still print this provisional Flyer to warn passersby on the stand. "That was desperately needed," she says, because even the local club had worked with new strategies.
Solveig Prass (8:02 to 8:19): The young people of the campaign have minors addressed and have done with them photos that can now order and buy, so to speak. That is now coming of course, this "say no ..." drugs campaign addresses to email contacts, to account information.
Spokesperson (8:20 9:03): The club know the allegation. The organizer of the Tour writes us: "Third not receive this contact." Next, it acknowledges its proximity to Scientology, but emphasizes that, "in no way implies that our club the religious - spread ideological content of Scientology or advertises or its activities in some way with a recruitment of Scientology links. "
We are in Berlin. Again, the anti - drugs - action. At Alexanderplatz They are currently. Organizer Laura Kochsiek is far but not there yet.
Singer Joy Villa (9:04 to 9:13): She's not there. She lectures in schools with the BMX champion. The shows tricks and talking there.
Spokesperson (9:13 to 9:20): "Not only in Berlin. In the other cities of the tour they were in school, "says the singer.
Joy Villa (9:21 to 9:35): This has never happened before in schools, which was the 1st time, this kind of drug education. Free lectures throughout Germany. Really something special. We have made history.
Spokesperson (9:36 to 10:24): It shows us a video. In a school of BMX occurs drivers campaigned with Scientology. He just talked about drugs. At school with this are also Scientologists. A little later on the stand, now it comes to Stefan Barthel, cult commissioner of the Berlin Senate. He has for years apart with Scientology. For him, the association is a Scientology front and Scientology is committed to combating drugs, it is not credible.
Stefan Bartel (cult commissioner Senate Berlin) (10:25 to 10:39): That is so, I always say, as if as a cattle breeding association, would be committed to vegan diet that does not fit together because but here against an addiction, would possibly promoted a new dependency.
Speaker (10:40 to 10:48): This flyer he warns school principals and teachers, so they will not fall for Scientology.
Stefan Barthel (10:49 a.m. to 11:00): No school would do consciously because um that's clear to everyone that Scientology as an organization that is observed by the intelligence that are not invited impartially.
Speaker (11:01 to 11:32): How have managed Scientologists still to come in schools, he can not explain. Was he the door opener? BMX Star Dominik Nekolný was driving force in Germany tour of the club. In many schools there. Here in Berlin, he is the one who ensures the audience. Whether he knows with whom he works there? Whether he is a Scientologist? Nekolný is ready for an interview. We show him the flyer, which we have just received.
Anne Hinder (11:33 to 11:33): Are you also of Scientology?
Dominik Nekolný (11:34 to 11:42): No, I'm Attheist.
Anne Hinder (11: 42- 11:42): What do you think about it?
Dominik Nekolný (11: 43- 12:00): To be honest, I do not know much about it. I've heard that making this project. I think that's cool, everyone does something against drug I find cool.
Anne Hinder (12:00 to 12:02): It will be so no matter who is behind it?
Dominik Nekolný (12:03 to 12:17): Yeah, right. If they do good things for kids and they are trying children about the dangers of drugs and enlighten what is supposed to be wrong with that?
Anne Hinder (12:18 to 12:19): they are paid for or is the volunteer?
Dominik Nekolný (12:19 to 12:25): Well, yes, we have some kind of deal.
Anne Hinder (12: 25- 12:26): So you get paid?
Dominik Nekolný: (12:27 -12: 27): That's our deal.
Speaker (12:28 to 12:42): A deal so with Scientologists. What we now only observe during the interview, a woman has made to us, which has exactly all observed.
Anne Hinder (12:42 to 12:43): The female attendant, right?
Speaker (12:45 to 12:50): Supposedly they wanted to look only whether there are language problems.
Anne Hinder (12:51 to 12:51): You belong to this club here that?
Woman (12:52): Yes, yes ...
Anne Hinder (12: 55- 12:55): Ah, ok, and also to Scientology?
Woman (12:57): I am a Scientologist.
Spokeswoman (12: 59- 13:30): A few kilometers further, at the Berlin Scientology headquarters. Here today to the BMX rider occur. The posters, the same as the state of the club and in the schools. The anti-drug campaign, now in the premises of Scientology. In contrast, it is demonstrated. What's happening today? Suddenly someone comes towards us.
Sabine Weber (President Scientology Berlin) (13:31): Hi, from which station they are?
Speaker (13:33 to 13:40): Sabine Weber, President of Scientology Berlin, today in shirt from anti - drug - club.
Sabine Weber (13:40 to 13:41): ... and how can I help you?
Anne Hinder (13:41 to 13:48): We are interested in today, except with the association "Say No to Drugs, .. so a bit. Can we have a look and inside turning, perhaps?
Sabine Weber (13:48 to 13:53): I do not really want because we have a few guests there, I do not know if that is the right to be filmed.
Anne Hinder (13:53) Offer: Why not?
Sabine Weber (13:54 to 13:59): Well, yes, they know that the topic is controversial un you would then have all first asking permission.
Anne Hinder (14:00): Who is this for?
Sabine Weber (14:00 to 14:09): So we have different, now, the lady that I have welcomed, is a Christian association of the Lord was just outside the door is the Muslim faith.
Anne Hinder (14:09): From which Christian union?
Sabine Weber (14:11 to 14:21): They could then ask yourself yes, yes. But these are different religions that also support us happy. Of course, atheists, as I heard here already know. Yes, thank you. Thank Dank.Tschüß
Speaker (14:22 to 15:33): So from our conversation with the BMX riders she already knows. In the event we are not erwünscht.Nach still, say Scientologists, it concerned only drug education. But our internal emails to be played, showing that it was apparently still in the program from the beginning to other destinations. So back in 2002 wrote a Scientologist enthusiastic about a "Say No to Drugs" event in Augsburg. "We are in the pedestrian zone and make three hours RambaZamba. Since we can not always make a lot of animal outflow and inflow can not be long in coming. "
And now the club in schools is on the way. We want to know more and are looking for schools, which has managed the club. In this vocational school in Chemnitz, for example. Headmaster Thomas Schulz (?) Has photos of the event. Again, the forefront of BMX Star. The headmaster himself was not there, but this teacher and this student.
Students (15:33 to 15:52): I found the presentation very informative and instructive, because he has just also said that he has several friends who have taken different drugs and he is now BMX world champion and the others have it just managed to nothing, are the substances (drug companies), so therefore I thought it was all in all a really good talk.
Headmaster (15:53 to 16:11): We have already had talks from the Diakonie, the welfare, so by all kinds of organizations, where it is ultimately only a speaker stand forward and told what and that's where our clientele hard to inspire, where we have the attention that they find and the appearance of the young man had been quite different.
Teacher (16:11 -16: 14): They even coolies distributed, so that was quite well organized.
Speaker (16:14 -16: 28): Here no one who you have actually brought into the house suspects. So we show old material from the club on the there were clear indications.
Headmaster (16:28) Oh, Scientology ...
Teacher (16:31): For God's sake!
Headmaster (16:36 to 16:41): No, we did not know. Then you can see it from the other side completely.
Teacher (16:42): I should have been more attentive.
Students (16:43 to 16:55): But then you can also say, that's good, that such a sect something meaningful sets in the world, so to speak.
Teacher (16:55): This is a bit more difficult if a sect is behind it, in any case.
Headmaster (16:56 to 17:22): This is now the opinion of the student. I have, indeed can not audition only for himself, I must for every parent ultimately hold out my head and there will be among the parents who say, ne in the school I do not send my child if the school indirectly Advertising makes for Scientology. ... And then I would have said, ne'm sorry for such an event, we do not open our gates.
Speaker (17:23 - End): It was not the only school that has been deceived. No Wonder. Obvious evidence of Scientology did not exist. Not from the Anti - Drugs - club, not on the current materials. Even at the homepage of the association long no indication of Scientology. It was only after our written inquiries we suddenly find it a hint.
The Germany Tour is over. Six cities in a week. A BMX Star, a singer from LA, the association has come up with something to come into contact with as many people. Probably not the last action of this kind, because Scientology writes us: ". The Church of Scientology will strengthen its social activities in the coming years with greater commitment"
The dangerous because at first glance, is not likely to be appreciated that Scientology is behind it.