'Crash' Director Paul Haggis Quits Scientology Over Gay Marriage Stance - 2009-10-26
Haggis also said he was "shocked" that the Church of Scientology was publicly denying that it adheres to a policy of disconnection -- of severing ties with a friend or family member who's antagonistic toward Scientology. Haggis said that his wife, Deborah Rennard, was given precisely those orders and didn't speak to her parents for more than a year.
Davis again disagreed with Haggis and said the church doesn't mandate disconnection with anybody and that it was an entirely "self-determined decision."
"The great majority of Scientologists I know are good people who are genuinely interested in improving conditions on this planet and helping others," Haggis wrote. "I have to believe that if they knew what I now know, they too would be horrified."