Monday, January 28, 2008
Niece of Scientology's leader backs Cruise biography4 hours ago
PARIS (AFP) — The author of a controversial new biography on celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise has found an unexpected new ally: the niece of Scientology's current leader, David Miscavige.
In an open letter to a senior Scientology official that has been widely posted on the Internet, Jenna Miscavige Hill described how her own family was broken apart by the movement's policies.
Hill's father is Ron Miscavige, the older brother of David Miscavige, the current leader of the Church of Scientology.
"Hell, if Scientology can't keep his family together -- then why on earth should anyone believe the church helps brings families together!" she wrote. [..]
It's terrific to see that this is getting some press coverage. The article below refers to Jenna Miscavige Hill, daughter of Elizabeth and Ron Miscavige, and the letter she wrote to church public relations spokesperson, Karen Pouw. After reading the lies Pouw wrote in defense of Scientology against Andrew Morton's Cruise biography, Jenna stepped up to the plate and called her on the carpet for lying about Scientology's Disconnection Policy and how it destroys families, including her own.
Scientology Disconnection Policy has been separating and destroying families for far too many years. It's a type of religious shunning. I know. During my 18 years in Scientology, I cut off family members because I really believed I was doing the right thing by Scientology. In retrospect, I was jaded and felt I had no choice. That's what happens when you are numb from being brainwashed for so long. Most of my family has forgiven me, but there are still a few people I have to find and apologize to for hurting them by severing ties because they didn't agree with Scientology.
Thank God I am FREE FROM SCIENTOLOGY!
Thank God, so is she! Way to go Jenna Miscavige Hill!
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