As far as I can tell, Leah Remini‘s only job as a Scientologist was to convert Jennifer Lopez which she actually did in 2008, albeit destroying her marriage in the process, but mission accomplished. From there, Leah could’ve claimed her rightful place as a sacred and exalted waxer of Tom Cruise and John Travolta‘s various luxury aircrafts. Instead, she started asking questions like, “What if we didn’t ex-communicate family members who don’t think alien ghosts cause the flu?”; “Did that guy just say slave ships?”; and “Hey, where’s your missing dead wife?” And like any person who starts asking valid questions about her faith, she realized it was bullshit and got the fuck out. Page Six reports:
The source tells us Remini is quitting because of policies that don’t allow parishioners to question Miscavige’s management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order — and for forcing followers to “disconnect” from family members branded as “suppressive persons” if they choose to leave the church.
“It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people,” a source said of her decision. “She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of ‘religion.’ ”
Former Sea Org member Mike Rinder blogged this week that at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ 2006 wedding, Remini innocently asked where Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, was. Former Scientology Celebrity Centre head Tommy Davis scolded her, “You don’t have the [bleeping] rank to ask about Shelly.” Mrs. Miscavige reportedly hasn’t been seen in public since 2007.
As a result, Remini “was put through interrogations and blacklisted within the church that she donated millions to and that her family has spent their lives in. She was put through ‘thought modification’ for five years,” our source said.
Fortunately, it sounds like Leah survived the brainwashing and will now go Brooklyn on some asses:
Someone close to Remini said she’s weighing going public “when she sees what the church tries to do. She has heard they use people to scare you into silence.”
The source added, “She’s from Brooklyn. The church can’t hurt her . . . they don’t have her family, that’s all that matters to her.” And, “It’s not about wanting or not wanting to do Scientology . . . The issue is that [Miscavige] is taking down this church and hurting people and families.”
When reached for comment, Tom Cruise eyes burst into blue energy as he levitated several feet into the air and declared intergalactic war on Clan Remini. “But, first, is that a men’s volleyball tournament? I call No Shirts!”