January 20, 2003
Ex-member reports in Luisen Church
Police Protects Sunday Service
By Michael Pagel
Berlin - He is counted as one of the strongest opponents of the
organization: Thomas Gandow Sect Commissioner of the Evangelical Church,
In the Luisen Parish (Charlottenburg) he preached yesterday only with
The reason: Gandow was stalked, feared disturbance of the Sunday
Already on the way to the talk in the church, Gandow and Scientology
Gerald Armstrong had been stalked and photographed by an unknown person.
wanted to intimidate us," says Gandow to BZ. During the drive he
the police. They stopped the stalker at the Michendorf autobahn rest
took his personal information. According to Gandow, it was Mirko O., an
member of the Scientology organization (SO). The Sunday service in the
Parish was therefore put under police protection.
Several Scientology members were said to have been among the
the event. Pastor Gandow recognized, among others, one leading member of
The woman wrote down the sermon and the testimony of the cult victim
Two years ago, a similar event was disturbed by Scientology
to the observations of the Office of Constitutional Protection (VSG)
approximately two hundred members in Berlin. Because the VSG sees in
"indications of efforts against the free basic order" this
is under observation.
Several officers are securing the Sunday service at Luisen Church at
She notes every word.
Is this Scientology taking notes during the sermon?
During the sermon this woman diligently took notes.
Thomas Gandow (left) Sect Commissioner of the Evangelical Church and
Gerald Armstrong, Scientology escapee.