Is Tom Cruise losing his religion? It sounds like he’s teetering towards walking away from Scientology because it is interfering with his relationship with his daughter Suri. It seems the Church of Scientology has allegedly told Tom to distance himself from his daughter because she is not being brought up under the umbrella of their teachings.
According to The Gawker on July 4, it looks as if Tom may chose his daughter over a religion that has already ruined three of his marriages. As it is today he rarely sees Suri and if it wasn’t for technology the two might not have a relationship at all.
It doesn’t sound as if they have a father-daughter relationship, as all he is allegedly allowed is a phone call and video chat visit with Suri. Apparently it suddenly dawned on him how much he is missing with his daughter while talking to Suri about her ballet recital. He realized he has never been to one of his daughters events and thought about all that he’s missed out on.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Cruise is “quitting Scientology for daughter Suri.” Cruise is 52 and little Suri is not so little anymore, she’s 9-years-old. Those who were aware of Cruise’s devote relationship with Scientology are shocked that he even contemplated leaving, never mind actually having a plan in place to do so as reports indicate.
Cruise has literally been the face of Scientology and he has to perform like a model follower. According to the Gawker, an insider said, “Tom has been under tremendous pressure where Suri and Katie are concerned because the church doesn’t want him close to them. They can’t stand that their own poster boy isn’t raising his child in the church.”
The church does have the ability to make it a mission impossible for the actor to see his daughter if they tag Suri as a “suppressive person,” said this insider. This is the term used by Scientology as an enemy of their church.
This insider also said that they’ve been known to put this label on deserters and this “would make it hard for Tom to have a relationship with her. He’s between a rock and a hard place, but he’s finally making a choice to put his daughter first.”
Apparently when Suri and dad talk on the phone, she is “becoming more and more like a stranger.” That’s because she seldom sees her dad. He’s missed birthdays, school events and all the other things that parents get involved in with their kids, he’s been outside it all and hearing about it after the fact via the phone.
There aren’t too many pictures of Cruise available online with his daughter that were taken in the last few years, suggesting they don’t spend too much time together. The Gawker suggests that the father from afar, “Come into the light, Tom.”