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Paul Haggis quits Scientology

Canadian director leaves L. Ron Hubbard’s church over gay-bashing


 

Paul Haggis, the Canadian writer-director (Crash) who has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after writers, has made a public break with the Church of Scientology. According to Scientology official spokesman Tommy Davis, he gave two reasons for leaving the movement. One was the support of their San Diego chapter for Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that banned gay marriage, as well as the refusal of the Church’s leadership to denounce the chapter’s stance. Haggis wrote that he “could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated.” Haggis’s other objection was to Scientology ordering him and his wife to have no further contact with her parents “because of something absolutely trivial they supposedly did twenty-five years ago when they resigned from the church.” His wife stopped seeing her parents for a year and a half. Upset at this “policy of disconnection” and Davis’s denial that it exists, Haggis ended the letter with the words “I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology,” making him one of the few celebrity Scientologists to publicly break with the organization.

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Paul Haggis quits Scientology

  1. Honorable! Courageous! Right!
    Hopefully more of us can and will realize to get the ability to see the rights of all people and not just where it benefits you personally.
    This is certainly a powerful public situation and I hope that other influential people will get healthy, honest and real and do the conscientious right thing.
    Find your healthy balanced heart and mind and help others to live just and free.
    Pilamaya, Mitakuye Oyasin

  2. Thank you so much Mr Paul Haggis! You echo very well what 10's of thousands of EX- scientologist have stated over the years as they left Scientology. Beware all, including current scientologist, the scientology organization does all that it can to hide the abuses within. I just finding the full letter, wherein Paul also talks about the disconnection required by the "church" from his wife's parents. Remember that this scientology organization is rampant with human rights abuses and illegal and tight rope-illegal actions. Anyone wishing to hear from 100's of ex-scientologist can read much more on the ESMB message board at http://forum.exscn.net Thank God scientology can no longer hide it's human rights violations behind Good Will advertisements. Read the stories, you will be disgusted as I am.