Comments on: UK Supreme Court says Scientology is a religion and allows wedding Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Reinhard_Rieder Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:39:30 +0000 Scientology’s bona fides have been officially recognized by a number of governmental agencies and public authorities in the United Kingdom. These include: The Ministry of Defence, which has officially recognized the Scientology religion in the Royal Navy (1996). HM Customs and Excise, which classifies the Church as a religious organization (2001). Inland Revenue, which ruled that Church staff serve out of a religious commitment rather than financial award (2001).

In 2009 The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that anyone who attacks Scientology can be prosecuted under faith hate laws. It means that any alleged offenders who ‘abuse’ or ‘threaten’ the Church of Scientology can be charged under the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006.