Tonight, Paul Haggis calls out Scientology's celebs: 'Damn them for being purposely blind' - 2017-09-19
We're of two minds about Scientology's glittering celebrities. On the one hand, there's no question that Scientology's pursuit of celebrated actors and other artists is the major reason such a small group (the church claims millions, but the real figure is in the tens of thousands) gets such major press, and why the subject draws so much interest from the public. That abiding public fascination is what, frankly, helps a website like this get so much traffic.
On the other hand, the public's obsession with celebrities is a major pain in the ass, and can make it difficult to get anyone to care about things that really matter, like Scientology's toxic policy of disconnection, its extortionate hunger for cash, and the vile way it smears and "Fair Games" defectors and critics.
But increasingly, what was once a winning strategy for Scientology is turning into one of its biggest liabilities as celebrities like Leah Remini and Paul Haggis come out and speak publicly about Scientology's abuses.