Jason Beghe: Scientologist Feared a Gay Friend Caused My Car Crash


If you’ve already seen the above interview tease, then you might want to read more about actor Jason Beghe’s 12-year experience in the Church of Scientology in this exclusive interview with Voice Editor Tony Ortega. But check out the video if you haven’t.

In the story, Beghe warns Will Smith away from Scientology, explains how Tom Cruise was separated from the Church, and relates how a Scientologist implied that Beghe’s car crash was caused by his friendship with a homosexual.

That’s weird. Isn’t there even one gay person—closeted or otherwise, famous or otherwise—involved with Scientology? Not as Beghe explains it:

Beghe says the proof that Scientology was no longer working for him came when he was almost killed in a car accident. After the L’s, he points out, that shouldn’t happen. “A clear isn’t supposed to have a car accident. You’re supposed to be practically immortal.”

To the Scientologists, the accident was an indication that someone was “suppressing” Beghe. So they pulled him in for more interrogation.

“What about this gay person you’re friends with,” Beghe says one official asked him, implying that somehow the gay friend was causing Beghe’s clear state to be sabotaged. When Beghe objected, he says the official responded, “Well, he’s gay.”