Sunday, December 30, 2007

More on Religious Recognition of Scientology in Spain

In October the Church of Scientology of Spain was granted religious recognition by the Spanish National Court. Here is an article on that win from a French web site:

National Church Of Scientology Recognized In Spain

Oh, and while looking for the Spanish Church's web site I just found another article:

National Church of Scientology Recognized in Spain

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tom Cruise receives award for courage in Germany

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the 2007 BAMBI Awards
I've said several times that the international media should apologize to the German people for its portrayal of Germany as still being somehow steeped in Nazi traditions. Such disgusting headlines as "Why Germany hates Tom Cruise" from Time Magazine clearly attempts to make Germany look like some sort of extremist fascist state, which it most certainly is not.

(My earlier posts on this subject: The German People Deserve an Apology from the International Media and Unfair Treatment of Germany in the Press.)

To further prove the fact that if the media can't find controversy they will make it up there comes this story from Germany: Tom Cruise receives the BAMBI award for Courage .

It says on the BAMBI website: "BAMBI award ... is the most important award in Germany. With an audience awareness of 94%, it holds a top position – in Germany it is even more well-known than the legendary Academy Award, the OSCAR. ... This award is given to nominees in the whole sector of communication and to people in all other segments of entertainment and show business as well as economy, politics and sports."

It seems unlikely this award would have been given to Tom Cruise if things were as bad in Germany as the media likes to pretend. So, once again I call for an apology to the German people from such entities as AP, Reuters and Time Magazine.

Wouldn't it be nice if reporters actually told the truth? It would make freedom of the press something worth fighting for.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Church of Scientology of South Africa Wins Tax Exemption

With so much good news coming out about Scientology I almost missed this one. The South African Revenue Services (the IRS of South Africa) has granted the Church of Scientology South Africa tax exempt status because it is a Public Benefit Organization.

Here is the story: South African Church of Scientology gets tax exemption