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Scientology Is Getting Mad at Tom Cruise

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Not the Church itself. No, the Church of Scientology just loves Tom Cruise. It’s the other, boring old non-famous, non-rich, non-telepathic Scientologists who are getting mad at Tom Cruise.

From Radar:

Some people have marveled at how little Tom Cruise has seen beloved daughter, Suri, since he split from Katie Holmes, but can exclusively reveal he is getting special treatment from the strict heads of Scientology to even have any contact with her.

“They have already bent the rules for Tom,” the former president of the celebrity center, Nancy Many, told in an exclusive interview. “If Tom was any other Scientologist, including lesser celebrities, he would not be allowed to continue seeing and maintaining communication with Katie or Suri, because they are no longer in Scientology.”

“So far, because of who he is, Cruise has spent time with Suri, which has already upset the parents and children of existing Scientologists who can’t talk to their loved ones. If he is supposed to be a Scientologist, why don’t the rules for every other member apply to him?” she asked.

“When every other person that I have known of leaves Scientology, which Katie did without speaking of it directly, they are instantly shunned,” explained Many. “By rejoining a Catholic Church right afterwards, she made a very public statement of rejection.”

Within hours of leaving the controversial religion, former members are un-friended on Facebook and in all aspects of their lives – that includes by their children, parents, friends, and everyone they know, said the former celebrity president.

Apart from a fun-filled trip to Disneyland last June, The Days Of Thunder actor has spent far less time than usual with Daddy’s little girl over recent months, and even missed her first day of school on September 11 because he was filming in London.

However, Many is surprised that Tom is allowed to see Suri at all. “I understand that Tom was always busy, busy, busy, before the divorce but Katie would fly Suri to him,” so the changes in his marital state could be just as much of a reason for the estrangement as his religious restrictions.

Last week we discussed the rumors about Tom leaving Scientology over the possibility of the Church forcing him to cut Suri out of his life, and if that was ever a possibility, it’s not anymore. Tom Cruise is probably the single most important (living) Scientologist. He’s not going anywhere. Not now, not ever. So settle in, friends, and make friends with the rage in your souls, Scientologists. Tom Cruise is for life.

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  • Wow. I didn’t know that about scientology: having to cutoff people who aren’t involved in the Church or who have left it. How can they reasonably expect him to not see his own daughter or for other scientologists to cut off their families? That’s insane. It rubs me the wrong way when a Pope says that using condoms is against church practices, not that I subscribe to that crap, but there is absolutely no way that a religion could stand in the way of me seeing my own daughter just because of a divorce.

  • That’s the difference between “religion” and “cult” – cutting off contact with friends & family being a requirement of cults. Kind of like how husbands or wives control their significant other if they’re control freaks – like Scientologists or other cults.

  • No, that’s the proof that he is really crazy ……. letting anyone tell you if you can or cannot see your own kid(s)

  • I don’t think he saw much of his daughter anyway. He is a Missing in Action Dad. It seems to me that he is a workaholic. He cut Nicole out of her kids life it would be the perfect karma if he got cut out of Suri’s. Not that I wish him ill will but for such a control freak it might be a little bit of his own medicine for someone to control him.

  • Scientology a cult? Say it ain’t so! I’m being sarcastic, of course. When I was 19 years old, I lived in Hollywood. While walking down Hollywood Blvd with a couple of friends one night, my friends and I were invited to take a personality test. Up for just about anything, we agreed and went into their storefront office. This was the late ’70s, long before Tom Cruise was synonymous with Scientology. After I took their personality test, they proceeded to tell me all that was wrong with me and how Scientology courses could help me fix everything — for a cost. I then stood up and proceeded to tell them, loudly and in no uncertain terms, all that was wrong with them. I went on at some length. Finally, they opined that perhaps Scientology wasn’t for me. Duh…ya’ think?

  • Tom is still a big supporter of Scientology. After all, they are going to find him a new girlfriend, pimp his new ride and make sure nothing stands in the way of his happiness. Of course, if he changes his mind, David Miscarriage will be quick to set his minions on the task of trashing Tom in any way he can. Drawing from the audition archives, he has all of Tom’s secret confessions on hand to make TC look like a smarmy little weasel. Nobody wants that (outside of the Scientology circle, anyway), so Tom is firmly in the cult’s control.