Ex-Scientologist story #304, Paul Haggis leaves the cult.

 

The following quote is from a story dated Oct. 25, 2009 by Tony Ortega entitiled, “Crash” Director Paul Haggis Ditches Scientology.”

“I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology.”

Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and now criticizes Scientology’s leader, David Miscavige.

In the letter, written to Scientology’s current national spokesman, Tommy Davis, ‘Crash’ director Paul Haggis explains why he is leaving Scientology after 35 years.

Long known for his humanitarian efforts and strong support for civil liberties, Haggis says he was stunned when the San Diego branch of Scientology publicly supported Proposition 8, the state amendment that took away marriage rights for California gay couples.

Haggis goes on to list other factors — he was shocked when Davis claimed in an interview with John Roberts of CNN that Scientology did not support the practice of “disconnection.” Haggis knew that Davis was lying. He himself was asked to “disconnect” from the parents of his wife, Deborah Rennard, who had left Scientology. 

For the rest of the story go here: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2009/10/crash_director.php

This was big new, lots of coverage.

 

Published in: on September 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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