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Oscar-Winning Director Leaves Scientology Because They Discriminate Against Gays!

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Scientology backed Prop 8!

Crash director Paul Haggis has left the Church of Scientology after being fed up with the church's support of California's Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.

He and his wife, actress Deborah Rennard, were both practicing Scientologists after his in-laws introduced them to the church. Apparently, though, his wife's parents committed a violation of some sort within the church and Haggis and his wife were ordered to break contact with them.

Obviously this was a tumultuous time in their family and Haggis had enough of the "church" BS!

In a strongly-worded letter to Scientology spokesperson, Tommy Davis, Haggis explains his decision:

"And so, after writing this letter, I am fully aware that some of my friends may choose to no longer associate with me, or in some cases work with me…However, I have finally come to the conclusion that I can no longer be a part of this group. Frankly, I had to look no further than your refusal to denounce the church’s anti-gay stance, and the indefensible actions, and inactions, of those who condone this behavior within the organization. I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology."

We wonder what the other celebrity Scientologists have to say for themselves?

We're looking at you Tom Cruise and John Travolta!

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61 comments to “Oscar-Winning Director Leaves Scientology Because They Discriminate Against Gays!”

  1. 1

    good for him! a "church" shouldn't tell you who you can/cannot associate with!

  2. 2

    Gee Paul,you finally smelled the coffee and woke up.Its a cult folks.Do not support or watch or buy anything that a Scientologists supports.

  3. 3


  4. 4

    Tom Cruise is a freak show anyways. he creeps me out.

  5. 5

    Too many religions preach hate…….
    I'm glad he left and said why.
    Wonder if there will be retaliation against him?

  6. 6

    Scientology is a cult if I've ever heard of one.

  7. 7

    Thank you Paul!

    Thank you for standing up for that greater good even when you risk losing friends and associates.

  8. 8

    no church should tell anyone who they can and can't talk with. Good for him for being one of the few who manage to wake up and realize it's actually trying to poison ones mind.

  9. 9

    No wonder Tom Cruise and John Travolta are in the closet

  10. 10

    A man of courage and conscience in Hollywood. I have been reading a lot about Tom Cruise's gay bashing…..hmmm sounds like self loathing!!

  11. 11

    I wonder if Scientology has the clout to blackball him in Hollywood…actors are such followers, they fall for anything!

  12. 12

    Love it that he follows his heart!! Go Haggis!

  13. 13

    i hope he has savings his career is over. maybe he can become a jew

  14. 14

    but christianity discriminates against gays, and how many celebs are practising christians???

  15. 15

    finally someone stands up ,and wakes up in hollywood,its a cult people..weak asses

  16. 16

    Ok I think Scientology is a bunch of huey, but people DO have the right to disagree with homosexuality…there will always be people who think it is wrong and that is their RIGHT!!!

  17. 17

    a church wouldnt tell you what you can and cannot do, but a clut would and thats exactly what this "Scientologly" bullshit is

  18. 18


  19. 19

    Re: take me on the floor – I'm Christian and my church DOES NOT discriminate against gays. Look around. Find a church that practices what they preach!

  20. 20

    Re: take me on the floor – not all Christian denominations discriminate against gays. The united/protestant church in Canada preforms marriages.

  21. 21


  22. 22

    Bravo Mr. Haggis!!!!!! And very brave may I add…….preaching hate is WRONG, regardless if it's a "religion" or in this case, a CULT.

    Not surprised Travolta and Cruise are bigots though…….I guess that makes Katie a bigot now too. Again, totally not surprised!

  23. leo32 says – reply to this


    Glad you got my tip Perez I knew you'd be all over this one!

  24. 24

    I agree, how can anyone support a religion that is against gay people.
    What the fuck?

    I cant stand actors who are scientologists because of this reason

  25. 25

    When the "Church" of Scientology breaks with someone or vice-versa, it's called a "disconnect". They are rabid homophobes, but you won't find that out until you've invested lots of time and money into this "religion/scam". How do I know all of this? I was once in the "Church" but left when I discovered this BS! I'm not gay, but I have many dear friends who are and to stay with the "Church" would mean turning my back on my friends (who btw didn't need a pay-out to be friends with me). Scientology is PURE EVIL! Look at poor Katie Holmes……the dead look in her eyes say it all!

  26. 26

    It is NOT a 'church'.
    It is a Predatory Evil $pace Alien Mind Control CULT.
    Their hatred toward gays are just the 'tip of the iceberg'.
    That CULT is rotten to core. Through and through.
    More and more of their former top people have escaped and are telling their stories.
    It's far far far worse than you think.

  27. 27

    If you want to REALLY know about this CULT, just check out xenu dot net.

    Also, whyweprotest dot net (among others).

  28. 28

    Scientology is for the weak minded!

  29. 29

    Another great website to expose this evil cult is called "operation clambake". And if anyone ever approaches you on the street to give you a "free personality test"……run like hell! That's Scientology which is the same thing as Dianetics……they also operate dozens of other organizations under different names because they don't want you to know that you're really dealing with Scientology!

  30. 30

    For a hilarious look at Scientolgoy, go to youtube and look up "Scientology Pwned"……prepare to laugh your ass off!

  31. 31

    Typical scientologist response there DANNYGLOVER. You are not Anonymous and you just threatened peoples lives and made a bomb threat.

    Good luck with that. I hope they get you.

    Congrats to Mr. Haggis for finally figuring out what scientology is all about. My best wishes to you and your wife.

  32. 32

    Wait. Tom Cruise is the spokesperson for Scientology but they're anti-gay? But he's…

  33. 33

    Good for him! There are a whole lot more in Hollywood who are part of this shizzle! Who are they to discriminate? It's not just John and Tom either. A lot
    of Hollywood is in this mess.

  34. 34


    Real protesters don't make death threats.
    The $cilons have a 'church' Gestapo/Secret Police called OSA.
    Putting up untraceable death threats would be easy for OSA to do.
    Then they can claim that protesters are dangerous.
    The $cilon CULT is responsible for the biggest infiltration of the US government in history.
    Even CULT founder Elron Hubbtard's wife (with several others) went to prison because of these felonies.
    The CULT is well know for 'dead agenting', dirty tricks, slander, etc.
    I wouldn't put any sleazy trick past them.

  35. 35

    It always amazes me that people who appear sane can become involved in religious cults and actually believe such BS.

  36. 36

    No wonder they attract all the male closet case actors to join. Can you say "repression"? As if that freakshow church wasn't already shady enough.

  37. 37

    Re: FryCat

    are you calling me a scientolotard you dipshit? nice assumption, go suck the shit straight from my colon you fucking retarded clam. goddamned right and ill say it again, SHOOT ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS ON SITE, BLOW UP FLAG LAND BASE IN CLEARWATER FLORIDA, SPILL THE BLOOD OF THE CLAM UNTIL THEY HAVE ALL BEEN NEUTRALIZED. COME AND GET ME CLAMS, I HAVE A BENELLI 12 GUAGE JUST WAITING FOR YOU IF YOU STEP TO ME.

    Re: Oswald2001


  38. 38

    "Apparently, though, his wife's parents committed a violation of some sort within the church and Haggis and his wife were ordered to break contact with them." I'm sorry but anyone involved with that "church" must be dumb as a post! It is only SO OBVIOUS they're a CULT!!!

  39. 39

    BTW…the anti-gay stance makes me really surprised Tom Cruise would have anything to do with this group. He must be, sadly, really self-loathing. Actions of celebs like him make it really hard for gay people to find acceptance being their true self publicly. They could be a great example, coming out and showing that gays are people too who deserve equal rights but hiding "in the closet" only furthers prejudice when gays are even ashamed of themselves!

  40. 40

    Re: Oswald2001 – OSA (Office of Special Affairs) is the "secret police" of Scientology. They practice "fair game"……which basically means destroy anyone who speaks out against Scientology. They are prepared to slander, defame and possibly kill their enemies. There have been many "suicides" linked to Scientology…….some jumped out of windows at FLAG. Wogs and SPs UNITE!!!

  41. 41

    Scientology kills!
    Remember Lisa McPherson

  42. 42

    Hope you've hidden behind a bunch of Boxy's because I have alerted the authorities. Hahaha. Moron.

  43. 43

    I know a private investigator who was hired to check on a guy who had left the group 10 years before!!! Those paranoid people were still tracking him to see what he was saying or doing against Scientology!!!!

    By the way the law of averages says that at least 10% of the Scientologist are gay….just saying

  44. 44

    I'm leaving SOUTH PARK for the same reason.

  45. 45

    Re: FryCat

    and you have been alerted to the authorities both local and state as well as your proxy being forwarded to the federal bureau of investigations website under the guise that you may be supsected of harboring child pornography. have fun!

  46. 46

    Your ISP will be in contact with you soon as well to alert you of your immediate involuntary termination of your internet service so that authorities can 'freeze' what data they can while they conduct their investigation.

  47. 47

    Scientology is not a church it is a tax exempt money making machine. They use the same mind control techniques the Nazis and most cults use. go to xenutv.com before you join anything. Any church that tells you who to talk to and who to fuck is a totalitarian cult. YOU HAVE A FREE WILL. YOU ARE FREE TO FUCK WHOEVER YOU FEEL LIKE!!!! and good for you Paul Haggis, may you live long and happy. Cruise is a lost cause but Travolta has some brain left , he might leave the cult , better late than never.

  48. 48

    Shine the light on these exploitative motherfuckers!

  49. 49

    wondering how Scientology can distcriminate gays, considering everyone for it (tom cruise) are gay.

  50. 50

    Re: Zoesmom
    Actually, Katie is trying to leave the cult, and wants Suri to go to a Catholic school, just like she did.

  51. 51


  52. 52

    GOOD! I hate homophobes!

  53. 53

    I'm VERY against Scientology and speak out about the abuses when I can but PLEASE do not make death threats to church members or threaten to blow up their buildings. You're making our fight worse. Protestors do not engage in ANY type of threats or any unpeaceful protests.

  54. 54

    Not that I support Scientology AT ALL, but I'm sure celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta are probably saying that everyone has a right to their beliefs whether you like it or not.

  55. 55


    This guy is most probably a $cilon doing the usual OSA tricks.
    Hopefully, Perez will forward his ISP and other pertinent info to the FBI and/or other police agencies that deal with death threats.
    The $cilons have pulled this type of stunt numerous times before in the past.
    An unbelievably sleazy group of people.

  56. 56

    Scientology ,like mormonism and the evil-gelicals are all culty. Re: panna08 – There are many people that think being black is wrong ,evil and violent and those people have a right to their opinion as well.

  57. 57

    Re: KiloSanchez – yeah how tolerant of you.

  58. 58

    Re: Oswald2001

    oh shut the fuck up, if im a clam just as much as you are one you stupid piece of shit wolf in sheeps clothing. dont you dare put me in the same post as those fucks ever again, if you said that to me in person id punch you in the fucking mouth as hard as i could.

  59. 59

    Re: Alisa-Chan – i agree with everything u say except the coming out bit. some people cant come out because they will be cut off from family. some young people will be kicked out of their homes. as for actors, some will lose their carreers and will not be a list anymore. u sound almost as ignorant as perez.

  60. 60

    Actually since Scientology is about clearing your mind of traumas and bad experiences which manifest themselves in many different ways from anxiety to phobias etc etc..It makes sense that they do not believe that being Gay is a real thing and is in the mind, if that is the case then why would they support it?

    This director is a Hero now? You don't see him complaining about all the good that he gained from the Scientology Techniques. As an example, anyone that does genuine research will find that not all experts agree on ADD, I am not an expert but I don't believe in that either from my studies…

    Either way time for some of you Scientology bashers to grow up, I see all this Scientology bashing all over the net but I don't see those same bashers putting out any useful information on how to cure a fear of heights or anxieties.

    Buddhism helps,Scientology Helps,Hinduism Helps, Taoism Helps and Transcendental Meditation..etc.etc..

  61. 61

    First time I heard this line. Scientology has been around for a very, very long time. I have never heard that gays are facing oppression within the church. Never, and I have lots of friends in this church. WE would have heard about it by now.

    Maybe this dude needs some publicity. Scientology is a scapegoat for people who sit in their houses and throw insults. GO and explore before you criticize. No, we would have known about this by now. Publicity grab in my humble opinion. Will Smith sits on the outside for personal reasons but I also know HE would not support a church that oppresses gays. Not the other two members of the Loyal14 either. WE would not allow them to oppress and stay in our circle of honour. I have presented some interesting facts.

    Anya Blah, blah, blah The Undead Zombie Mother of Blog-Doom