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    I can't believe how much I like her now just for leaving the Co$, and speaking out, and testifying. She's braver than I thought.
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    I'm hoping that once other Co$ members see Leah breaking ties and speaking out against the church, they will feel empowered to do the same thing (John Travolta...)

    She made some very straightforward statements on Dancing with the Stars to the effect that the church has threatened her and forced family/friends to cut off contact with her since she left. Leah has put herself in a good position by being very open about the scare tactics Scientology uses to try to control people. If they try to retaliate against her now, it'll be obvious. She's holding the reins here and I think other Scienos might see that and realize that they can get out, too.

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    ‘Everything The Church Taught Me Was A Lie’: Leah Remini Reveals Disturbing New Details Of ‘Horrendous’ Scientology Childhood & Why She Finally Left The Church


    I’m not about to shut up,” Leah Remini warned when she left theChurch of Scientology amid whispers of scandal last summer. Now, she’s making good on that promise in a blistering new interview that reveals disturbing details of her “horrendous” Scientology childhood, and the moment she discovered that “everything the church had taught me was a lie.”


    Remini first joined the church as a child, when her parents moved the family from Brooklyn to The Church of Scientology’s Clearwater, Florida, campus.


    “We went from a middle-class lifestyle to living in a roach-infested motel with six other girls off a freeway in Clearwater,” Remini tells Buzzfeed. “We were separated from our mother. We had to sign billion-year contracts we didn’t understand. And we kept saying, ‘Why are you doing this to us? Why are we here?’”


    “We were working from morning until night with barely any schooling,” Remini reveals. “There was no saying no. There was no being tired. There was no, ‘I’m a little girl who just lost her father and everything I’ve ever known.’ There was only, ‘Get it done.’”


    “If the church needed a bathroom wall knocked down, you made it happen,” she says. “Because there were heavy repercussions if you didn’t. And although that was horrendous for a child to deal with, at the same time, it gave me my work ethic.”


    Soon after, the family moved to L.A. and Remini began to pursue her dreams of stardom — while still being an active member of the church. In fact, her mother allowed her to drop out of public school since she was taking “courses” in Scientology.


    “She didn’t feel like I was missing out on a real education,” Remini explains. “The only thing that mattered was that we were taking courses — and not taking drugs.”


    But ironically, it was having her own daughter — Sofia, 9 — that first got Remini thinking she might be better off living her life without the church’s influence.


    “She was getting to the age where the acclimation into the church would have to start,” Remini says. “I started thinking of my own childhood and how I grew up resenting my mother because she was never home … she thought she was saving the planet. That’s what the church tells you.”


    Concerned she was spending too much time away from her daughter, Remini says she began talking to friends about making changes, but her approach did not go over well.


    “We had a chance to make a change from within but they didn’t want to,” she claims. “That showed me theydidn’t actually care, which went against everything I thought we stood for. They only cared that their liveswould be disrupted if they stood with me. They didn’t care about doing the right thing. That showed me everything the Church taught me was a lie.”


    “In the Church, you’re taught that everybody is lost,” Remini says. “They say they’re loving, caring, non-judgmental people, but secretly, they were judging the world for not believing what they believed. To me, that is not a spiritual person. That’s a judgmental person, and that is the person that I was. I was a hypocrite, and the worst thing you can be in this world is a hypocrite.”


    And so, in July 2013, she left Scientology with much fanfare, although the Church said they “could care less” about her departure and subsequent Dancing with the Stars stint.


    Now, she says, she’s writing a memoir to fully explain her falling out with the Church that was her home for 30 years.


    For more details, stay tuned to RadarOnline.com!

    ‘Everything The Church Taught Me Was A Lie’: Leah Remini Reveals Disturbing New Details Of ‘Horrendous’ Scientology Childhood & Why She Finally Left The Church | Radar Online

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    You go girl. Keep talking.

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    Scientology's response:

    The Church of Scientology responded Thursday afternoon to Remini's comments. "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses," the church said in a statement.

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    Ethical lapses? When I was much younger and a church-goer, nobody ever asked me about my ethics.
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    Ethical lapses, like having the nerve to question them about anything. Like not allowing her daughter to become a church drone.
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    What a culty response! Great job, COS!

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    I know. They are such nutjobs that they can't even craft a witty response without resorting to name calling.
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    It's their advanced education - they have such vast vocabularies
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    Yeah..."you can't quit because, ummmm...you're fired!"
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    Boy their PR person sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Kat* View Post
    Scientology's response:

    The Church of Scientology responded Thursday afternoon to Remini's comments. "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses," the church said in a statement.
    What the everlasting fuck! This is a religious organisation talking about a former parishioner?
    How downright vile of them. Please watch your back, Leah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    I know. They are such nutjobs that they can't even craft a witty response without resorting to name calling.
    It isn't even original. They say pretty much the same shit about everyone who leaves and speaks out. Maybe they should start charging thousands for course on how to come up with something better than the same old tired guff all the time.
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    You just know they're all patting each other on the back and congratulating one another on the excellent response. Nutty as squirrel poo.

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