The Church of Scientology has had no shortage of famous followers throughout the years, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. But after some three decades as a member of the church, Leah Remini has had ENOUGH with some of the controversial practices being carried out in the religion!
A rift between Remini and Church leader David Miscavige is reportedly the reason the actress is now turning her back on Scientology. She disagrees with Miscavige's and the Church's policy of excommunicating former Scientology members, forbidding family members from ever speaking to their loved ones once they've left the religion!
Leah doesn't think any religion, no matter how powerful, has the right to tear apart a family. And we couldn't agree more!
While Leah is not publicly denouncing Scientology, she did recently tweet out a quote from renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl:
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. "
Leah's choice in quoting the positive message of a psychiatrist is especially interesting, given Scientology's well-known desire to abolish psychiatry!
We sincerely hope wherever Leah's faith takes her, that she finds inner peace and happiness. Because really, isn't that what living life is ALL about?!?
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