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Friday, October 30, 2009

Director Publicly Quits Church of Scientology Over Their Support For Prop 8


In what may prove to be an earth-shaking rupture for the organization, Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis has broken publicly with the Church of Scientology, the Hollywood-centric religion that has recently come under renewed scrutiny for its political positions.

In a scathing letter to the church's celebrity contact, Tommy Davis, Haggis accused the church of hypocrisy and lies, especially regarding its decision to support the anti-gay-marriage proposition on the California ballot last year, Proposition 8.

"I told you I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated," Haggis wrote, referring to support for Prop. 8 in the church's San Diego branch. "You promised action. Ten months passed. No action was forthcoming."

OK Mr. Haggis, I'm with you on the whole Prop. 8 thing - but you were OK with the whole part about a galactic emperor named Xenu who had brought frozen aliens to earth 75 million years ago in spaceships that looked like DC-8s and killed them by tossing them into the volcanoes of Hawaii and then collected their souls and brainwashed them and who were then later were assimilated into mankind and that the souls of these aliens plauge man to this very day? You were okay with that part of the story all the way up until the whole Scientology supports Prop. 8 thing, right?

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At Fri Oct 30, 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

Haggis is disgusting. Stupid Scotland.

At Fri Oct 30, 01:03:00 PM, Blogger zencomix said...

Is this the one with Magic Underwear?

At Fri Oct 30, 03:05:00 PM, Blogger Angie Jackson said...

Tommy Davis is such a twit.

Gay rights was actually one of the first things I saw wrong with my cult leader. Whatever gets somebody out of a cult is a good thing in my book, no matter how silly their cult beliefs.

At Fri Oct 30, 04:03:00 PM, Blogger Übermilf said...

But were they GAY aliens?

At Fri Oct 30, 11:36:00 PM, Blogger susan said...

Basing a religion on the works of a bad science fiction writer always seemed a dodgy proposition to me.

At Sat Oct 31, 12:01:00 AM, Blogger Teresita said...

susan Basing a religion on the works of a bad science fiction writer always seemed a dodgy proposition to me.

Yeah, if you're gonna do that, at least base it on good sci-fi.

At Sat Oct 31, 01:38:00 AM, Blogger ZIRGAR said...

Xenuphobia? No support for Xenuptials for gays within the Church of Cruise? this really surprising?

And while I admire Haggis' stand, he's still the guy who made Crash. Off with his head!

At Sat Oct 31, 12:41:00 PM, Blogger Darius Whiteplume said...

oy vey

At Sat Oct 31, 01:42:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Randal Graves: Haggis is disgusting! Brains are much nicer. ;o)

Zencomix: No, that's Mitt Romney! ;o)

Angie Jackson: I had to look up who Tommy Davis is. Ha! That guy is hilarious!

Übermilf: Apparently not, according to Paul Haggis! ;o)

Susan: I don't know, it seems to work for the Republicans. ;o)

Teresita: I love that site! ;o)

Zirgar: How did you know that? I had never heard of him. You must really know your movies! Awesome! ;o)

Darius Whiteplume: Gesundheit! ;o)

At Sun Nov 01, 04:26:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

what should i tell the scientologists who hang in the Union Sq subway station trying to convert everyone

At Mon Nov 02, 07:59:00 PM, Blogger Seeing Eye Chick said...

Tell them that you found Jesus behind the couch, where he was located the whole time, playing spin the bottle with demigods of ill repute.

If you are going to join a cult, at least pick one that promotes good sex. Dead Alien Sacrifices? That doesnt sound like fun at all.


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