Saturday, July 13, 2013
Stars Who Left Scientology
Leah Remini is the latest Hollywood celebrity to split from the Church of Scientology. In a statement to Paople magazine the star said," I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response i have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world. "Though she did not specifically state why she was leaving, the New York POst reported that she made the break afte years of "interrogation" and "Though Modification." Leah is not the first star to depart from ther Church. Director Paul Haggis left in 2009 having been a member for 35 years. Afterward, in a profile published in the New Yorker, he soke out against everything the church stoof for, referring to his former religion as a "cult". And then there is Tom Cruise. All three of his ex-wives-- Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holms split from Scienctolgy after their divorce. Mimi was involved in the church even before her relationship with Tom. Her father was a Mission Holder. She became an auditor or spiritual counseler, to many celebrities (including Tom); reports say that she was the one who introduced him to the church. The two later divorced and Mimi left the church, citing its opressive and corrupt leadership.