People have a lot of concerns over what they hear about Scientology. And Going Clear brought a lot of those worries right into the spotlight!
Lots of celebs have weighed in on what they think of the HBO documentary, but there are two that people really want to hear from: John Travolta and Tom Cruise!
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Now, finally, at least one is opening up!
John Travolta was asked by the Tampa Bay Times about the claims made by the doc — that some followers were stalked or imprisoned, that others' phones were tapped — and he said that he didn't have anything negative to say about the Church AT ALL. He said:
"I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has [claimed], so why would I communicate something that wasn't true for me? It wouldn't make sense, nor would it for Tom, I imagine."
The Battlefield Earth star says that far from the scary nightmare depicted in the documentary, Scientology has been nothing but a blessing in his life. He said:
"I've been so happy with my [Scientology] experience in the last 40 years that I really don't have anything to say that would shed light on [a documentary] so decidedly negative.
I've been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and [Scientology has] been so beautiful for me, that I can't even imagine attacking it."
More importantly to John, he says Scientology has helped him improve the lives of those around him. He explained:
"I've helped so many people through hard times. Loss of children, loved ones, physical illnesses. Through many tough, tough life situations I've used the technology to support them and help them. It's always worked.
So, why would I even approach a negative perspective? That would be a crime to me, personally, to do that."
Well, it's clear John's not going to change his tune on the topic any time soon.
What did U think of Going Clear? Was it negative? Or revelatory??
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