Crash director Paul Haggis quits Church of Scientology over gay marriage opposition - 2009-10-26

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F30.png Crash director Paul Haggis quits Church of Scientology over gay marriage opposition October 26, 2009, Matthew Moore, The Telegraph

Haggis, whose 2005 film Crash won two Oscars, said that he could no longer remain part "of an organisation where gay-bashing was tolerated".

In a lengthy resignation letter leaked to the press, Haggis attacked the church's support for Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

The letter was addressed to the church's official spokesman Tommy Davis, accusing him of failing to act on promises to distance the organisation from homophobic statements made by its San Diego branch during debates over Proposition 8 last year.

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{{cite news | first = Matthew | last = Moore | title = Crash director Paul Haggis quits Church of Scientology over gay marriage opposition | url = https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/6436548/Crash-director-Paul-Haggis-quits-Church-of-Scientology-over-gay-marriage-opposition.html | work = The Telegraph | date = October 26, 2009 | accessdate = May 4, 2019 }}