'Crash' Director Paul Haggis Quits Scientology Over Gay Marriage Stance - 2009-10-26

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F9.png 'Crash' Director Paul Haggis Quits Scientology Over Gay Marriage Stance October 26, 2009, Associated Press, CBS News

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."


{{cite news | title = 'Crash' Director Paul Haggis Quits Scientology Over Gay Marriage Stance | url = http://cbs2.com/entertainment/paul.haggis.scientology.2.1272342.html | work = Associated Press | publisher = CBS News | date = October 26, 2009 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}