Dr. David Baer, a member of the executive board for Christians Associated, submitted an expert opinion in support of a legal petition filed by Church of God United Pentecostal Church in Hungary. Church of God in Hungary is affiliated with United Pentecostal Church International based in the United States. The Hungarian affiliate was deprived of legal status in 2011 and is currently reapplying for recognition as a church. Their application was evaluated by an unnamed expert on religion appointed by the Hungarian government. The unnamed expert concluded Church of God did not meet the conditions needed for legal recognition as a church in Hungary. In his own expert opinion, Dr. Baer disputed this conclusion.