In a related story, the Bavarian church recently tried to file a suit, on behalf of Jesus, against the German Christian Democratic Party for libel. Their position was that since the CDR was not following the principles of Jesus, they could not legitimately call themselves Christian.

The German high court, in a bemused ruling, struck down the lawsuit on the grounds that if Jesus was still alive as the Church believed, then He was perfectly capable of bringing the lawsuit Himself.