Following a story yesterday by The Daily Beast – ‘Teflon Tom Cruise Dodges Scientology Controversy in ‘Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation’, the Beast received a letter today from Scientology. Letters like these to journalists and publishers are not uncommon whenever Scientology or David Miscavige feels insulted or attacked.
UPDATE: “In response to this article, a Church of Scientology representative called this website “The Daily Bigot.” Then the rep sent over a long statement. It reads, in part: “Jen Yamato regurgitated several of Gibney’s most egregious falsehoods in her sophomoric, bigoted rant disguised as a film article…. Like Gibney she has no evidence of any of the allegations as not one of them is true.”
“So why, despite the scandalous allegations linking him to nefarious Scientology deeds in this year’s documentary, Going Clear, do audiences keep flocking to see him save the world as ’90s era superspy Ethan Hunt?”
In HBO’s blockbuster documentary ‘Going Clear’, Tom Cruise is alleged to have distanced himself from the church between 1992 and 2001. According to Lawrence Wright’s book, ‘Going Clear’ – used in HBO’s documentary, Scientologists waged a covert campaign to split up their marriage. Cruise is slammed in the film, suggesting he worked in concert to have Kidman’s phone wiretapped.
Today, FilmRise has acquired U.S. DVD and non-exclusive VOD rights from Content Media to Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary Variety has learned exclusively and reported today. FilmRise will release “Going Clear” on DVD and Blu-ray on October 6, and on VOD platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, Sony PlayStation and Xbox, non-exclusively on October 30. “Going Clear” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and debuted on HBO on March 29. It’s been nominated for seven 2015 Emmy Awards.
“According to Alex Gibney’s film, the church actively recruited future Homeland actress Nazazin Boniadi to be Cruise’s girlfriend after his Kidman split, only to see Boniadi taken off assignment and punished for disrespecting church head David Miscavige.” Tom Cruise being Scientology’s top ‘poster-boy’ allowed himself to be used as Scientology’s most iconic mascot in a controversial detox program for New York City firefighters pushing L. Ron Hubbard-devised treatments.
The May 2005 moment, saw Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah Winfrey’s couch like some kind of depraved maniac to prove his love for Katie Holmes. Now ex-wife Katie Holmes and their daughter Suri are just another part of Cruise’s Scientology history – like a memory abandoned in ‘past time’ while Cruise stays in ‘present time’.
The Huffpost Entertainment reports, “Simon Pegg On Penetrating The ‘Thicket Of Nonsense’ Around Tom Cruise” – “”It’s part of who he is, and part of what makes him so interesting as a personality and an actor. As both an enormous movie star and the de facto face of Scientology, Tom Cruise is a true object of national fascination.”
So, what up next for Scientology’s Tom Cruise after the release of Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation? According to a report by Hollywood Life this month, “Tom Cruise Launching New ‘Scientology CNN’ TV Network — Not Quitting For Suri” – Cruise is NOT leaving the Church of Scientology.
“Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology are reportedly starting a TV news network in a massive $50 million Hollywood studio. Yes, that means the legendary actor isn’t leaving his devoted religion despite the report he was quitting for his daughter Suri.”
Their ‘could’ be massive consequences if Tom left Scientology – for many, there are always consequences for leaving the Church. Scientology has demonstrated that they have no qualms whatsoever about releasing so called confidential information of members who leave. Cruise has been with Scientology for more than 25 years – a long time to be surrounded and handled by Scientologists. If he left the church, he would have to ‘disconnect’ from the rest of his family who are in the church.
Many ‘Tabloid’ rumours say Tom is leaving Scientology, but don’t hold your breath. Even though countless people wish and hope Tom Cruise departs the cult, it is highly unlikely – especially anytime soon. Why?
As reported by Amelia McDonell-Parry earlier this month, “I’m sorry, but it’s just not going to happen. Believe me – I am right there with you, wishing he would! Tom Cruise leaving the Church of Scientology would probably seriously speed up its inevitable demise — especially if he was vocal about why he was leaving. But that’s the thing. He can’t be vocal without taking a huge amount of responsibility for his own culpability in some of their most grotesque practices.”
Tom Cruise is directly implicated in a number of things, for example:
– “Conspiring with Scientology to wire-tap Kidman’s phone, after Church leaders convinced him that she was a “Potential Trouble Source.”
– “Allowing the Church to turn his two eldest children, Isabella and Connor, against their mother, Nicole Kidman, in the aftermath of their divorce.”
– “Ignoring the various abuses Church inflicts upon its members, especially members of their religious order, the Sea Org, while attending Scientology events, many of which were thrown in his honor.”
– “Employing Xenu knows how many Sea Org members on his staff — knowing that they were worked into the ground for an inhumane amount of hours at a reported paltry wage of 40 cents an hour.”
And who knows what else Scientology has on Tom Cruise during confidential ‘Auditing “Confession” ‘Sessions’ that the ‘could’ hold over him if he left Scientology? As numerous ex-Scientologists have said time and time again, “Confessions made today will used tomorrow” against anyone who leaves and speaks out against them [Scientology]? David Miscavige’s poster-boy, Tom Cruise, will likely be his ‘running-mate’ for a long time to come.
As seen and heard in this article’s imbedded YouTube video, ex-Scientologist, Mike Rinder explains how Tom Cruise is David Miscavige’s best friend – instructing Church members to smile a salute Cruise. Following the Fox News interview with Rinder, Scientology sent a leter: “Alex Gibney’s film is bigotted propaganda built on falsehoods invented by admitted liars who remain bitter after having been removed in disgrace… ” Scientology’s regurgitated attacks claiming jounalists, media, and ex-Scientologists are ‘bigots’ is nothing new, and most likely will continue against all who dare to publish anything negative concerning Scientology and/or their prized Hollywood stars.