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Questions About Paul Haggis’ Scientology Dis

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So Oscar winner Paul Haggis (who co-wrote and directed that screed against bigotry, Crash) recently left Scientology, prompted by their avid support of the hateful Proposition 8.

And while that’s a brave and admirable move, one has to wonder why it took that long for Haggis–a smart man–to realize Scientology might not exactly be a rainbow-flag-waving LGBT organization.

Didn’t he know about the way they supposedly get certain gays to subvert their sexuality and marry someone–anyone–of the opposite sex, for career’s sake?

I’m pretty sure I would have smelled the creepiness a long time ago and gotten my gay (or gay-friendly) ass out of there and into a bar in Hell’s Kitchen.

And by the way, I’m not just bashing Scientology here. I happen to be a Roman Catholic, and when I noticed how THEY weren’t budging on their less-than-enlightened stance about gays, I performed a similar type of separation.

Until all religions stop preaching love and hate at the same time, let’s take our business elsewhere. Meet me in Hell’s Kitchen!

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 28, 2009

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