Entertainment

Report: Tom Cruise is planning to split from Scientology, church goes into PR panic

Tom Cruise is allegedly planning to leave the Church of Scientology. An inside source says that the 52 year-old actor is finally going to break ties with the secretive and controversial religion in order to salvage his relationship with 9 year-old daughter Suri.

They say news sometimes comes in thunderbolts, and this would probably be a good example of that.

According to a report from Star Magazine, Tom Cruise is allegedly planning to leave the Church of Scientology. An inside source told the tabloid that the 52 year-old actor is finally going to break ties with the secretive and controversial religion in order to salvage his relationship with 9 year-old daughter Suri.

The source told Star that a recent phone conversation Tom had with his daughter made him realize that he’s missing important milestones of her childhood.

She was going on and on about her ballet class and how much she loves it. That’s when Tom realized he’s never seen her perform ballet and he started to tear up. It hit him that she’s growing up before his eyes and he’s not there to witness most of it. They talk on the phone and video chat, but it’s not the same.

Considering that Tom’s ex Katie Holmes has distanced herself from the Church after their divorce, Scientology sees her as a “suppressive” (Scientology speak for someone who is hostile to the church) person, and will no doubt apply that label to Suri as she gets older.

Tom Suri

Tom and Suri Cruise in New York, 2012.

“Tom has been under tremendous pressure where Suri and Katie are concerned because the church doesn’t want him close to them. They can’t stand that their own poster boy isn’t raising his child in the church. If they label Suri a suppressive person, as they’ve been known to do with dissenters, that would make it hard for Tom to have a relationship with her. He’s between a rock and a hard place, but he’s finally making a choice to put his daughter first.”

If the source’s claims are true, this latest development is a huge chapter in a series of PR disasters for Scientology. Along with the recent HBO documentary based on the best-selling book Going Clear pointing to the alleged sinister inner workings of the church, a new tell-all book written by the father of the church’s leader, David Miscavige, is in the works – which apparently has Miscavige in a panic.

miscavige

Church of Scientology leader, David Miscavige (TheLIPTV)

Scientology’s abusive tactics have long been reported, but the church’s leadership has always been able to keep attacks from critics just out of the mainstream. It’s starting to look like that’s no longer the case.

Featured image: Ryot.org

Facebook Comment
72 Comments

72 Comments

  1. Martin Pollard

    July 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Cruise has a long way to go to absolve himself of what he’s said and done in the name of this cult, but breaking away for the sake of his relationship with his daughter is a good start.

    Boy, oh boy… first Leah Remini, now Tom Cruise. If John Travolta follows suit, the Cult of Elron is *really* going to start panicking.

  2. Joni

    July 2, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I would not allow any church to keep me away from my own child.

  3. Pauline Breitenbach James

    July 2, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end for the Church of Scientology.

  4. Frankie

    July 2, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Yes because we consider The Star to be reliable reporting. Holy wow.

  5. John McGrath

    July 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    He finally has his priories straight.

  6. ktgrrl

    July 2, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    I don’t buy it. I think this is all set up by his PR people because MI5 is coming out and he knows he’ll be confronted about the allegations made in Go Clear. He can’t avoid it. Questions will come up and he’s a far more sympathetic character if he’s portrayed at someone trying to break away from CO$ for his daughter. David Miscavage will never let him go.

  7. kenjimoto

    July 3, 2015 at 12:31 am

    A few housekeeping things: That should be “52-year-old actor” and “9-year-old daughter”. Otherwise, you’re talking about a whole lot of year-olds!

  8. Dee Dee

    July 3, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Oh for Reak. When are you people going to finally realize that all religion is garbage. They cause division, break up families, and don’t allow one to think for themselves. Come on Tom Cruise your 52 years old, and finally realizing you have NOT seen/been to any of your childs performances? Ohhh oh where has “Common Sense” gone. Oh I forgot the church doesn’t teach that. Go get/spend time with your DAUGHTER, and maybe, maybe you may even get your wife back. people Stay away from religion. It only hurts you and others.

  9. ignatz2000Mike

    July 3, 2015 at 2:35 am

    What has Tom Cruise “done” in the name of the church and who does he have to absolve himself too? If the man wants to leave just leaves he didn’t do anything to the public that needs absolving.

  10. Lyn Gray

    July 3, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Leah was born into the cult I believe. Glad she’s out too. There are so many though, and I will never understand how they can base their beliefs on a 1950’s science fiction writer. Bizarre

  11. Lisa

    July 3, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Scientology is a bunch of bs!! I ran a detox unit at a rehab based on Scientology beliefs, of course they say it isn’t, and it’s unbelievable what they do.. Take it from someone who knows first hand, this is beyond the best decision Tom or anyone associated with “The Church” or “The Org” can make. I’ve seen people suffer beyond belief bc they wouldn’t even allow an Advil!! Horrible horrible !!!

  12. Nando

    July 3, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Not anymore bizarre than the science fiction book called the holy Bible based on a man who can walk on water, make blind people able to see again, a burning bush that talks to you, and a Virgin that has a baby

  13. Nando Trujillo

    July 3, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Not more bizarre than the science fiction book called the holy Bible based on a man who can walk on water make the blind able to see again come back from the dead a burning bush that can talk to you and a Virgin that has a baby

  14. Tricia

    July 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Dear Tom, you must know what a cult is and how bad we perceive a cult to be, breaking away isn’t something you should be afraid of, quite the oposite. Rest asured, we appreciate you as the best actor in existence today. Tell those pricks to F off, they hold power beyond their four walls. We all have Skelton ‘s , we don’t care. Love you for sure.

  15. Sally Bowles

    July 3, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Perhaps the Kardashians can become scientologists to replace Cruise 🙂

  16. pdquick

    July 3, 2015 at 6:09 am

    No. “52-year-old” and “9-year-old” are nouns. The adjectives are “52 year old” and “9 year old.”

  17. Jon Goode

    July 3, 2015 at 11:28 am

    The church of Scientology is no more a cult than the church you support , do not judge others ,less thee judge thyself . Everyone believes in what they feel is the truth , for you to judge their beliefs as a cult ,. Shows your ignorance ,and proves your beliefs to be false as well.

  18. sgiovine

    July 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    You’re right but leaving is an enormous step. If it happens we Katie Holmes to thank for leaving the marriage the way she did.

    I wish all the people cut off from their children had the same option.

  19. Amanda Kirkpatrick

    July 3, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I dont see how anyone after seeing the documentary could believe in Scientology in the first place. I understand why they have celebrities backing them for recognition but my gosh…its all a bunch of smoke and mirriors.

  20. Marty Holden

    July 3, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    But a cult built on illiterate goat herders and carpenters is ok. Got it.

  21. Bugsy

    July 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I think the only reason Travolta hasn’t left yet is most likely because the church has helped to keep a tight lid on certain rumors about his sexual abuse towards certain people. I honestly don’t know if it’s true or not and have no opinion on it one way or the other. But… I can’t help but think that they MUST have some kind of dirt on some of these people in order to keep them in the church. I just don’t know how any level-headed person could be involved with that.

  22. nerotoren

    July 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Amazing level of grammatical criticism. Where I am from we put punctuation within a quotation (and allow communication to take precedence over semantics). Lighten up dude, we’re all reading a story that is being “reported” by a tabloid!

  23. EPc

    July 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    No, you are wrong, Kenjimoto is right. You hyphenate the adjectival construction.

  24. Patrice

    July 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Tom’s making a choice that God would approve of: he’s putting his family before an organization. And that’s all it’s ever been. No CHURCH would WANT to be the entity that splits a sacred marriage and divides a family.

  25. Raff

    July 3, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Hyphenation is irrelevant. All that matters is the context within the sentence. An adjective must modify a noun, such as “child” (e.g. “the 9-year-old child”).

    If it stands alone as an object/subject, and modifies nothing (e.g. “the 9-year-old”), then, by definition, it is an adjectival noun, and not an adjective.

  26. Ana Bolic

    July 4, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Watch “Going Clear” and you’ll see exactly what he’s done. You can find it on YouTube.

  27. Craoc

    July 4, 2015 at 12:36 am

    All religions are useless. In past centuries they served a purpose, but those times have passed. All they do now is cause trouble.

  28. rowan77

    July 4, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I don’t believe this at all. First of all, it comes from Star magazine, where they make up 80% of their stories and lie about the other 20. He is in so deep, and unlike others i that cult, he’s not restricted from seeing Suri. He can’t give her any “religious” instruction, as per the divorce agreement, but he has plenty of visitation and the only reason he misses it is because of work out of the country – and that is his, not the church’s, choice. The “church” bends over backward for him. He’s not going anywhere.

  29. Dave X

    July 4, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I would like to pull a Scientologist to the side and say, “Xenu? Are you serious? That’s just bad SciFi. And L Ron Hubbard wrote bad SciFi. He once said, ‘Why write SciFi for a penny a word when you can start your own religion and make millions.’ Oh, and by the way, L Ron Hubbard was suspected of being a pedophile.”

  30. raymond

    July 4, 2015 at 2:28 am

    The real question is what do you believe, or do you believe in anything after you pass way. Religion has caused good and bad in history but it cause men to think about who,what, and who they are. The order of how things should go is God, family, job, and church in that order. It has kept society in check for centuries, don’t hate it because of a few beliefs.

  31. Joshua

    July 4, 2015 at 3:02 am

    But the biggest religious cult of them all is Alcoholics Anonymous!

  32. Vira

    July 4, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Not that easy. They tend to threaten to blackmail people who try to leave. Since he’s in the public eye basically for this only nowadays, I can’t imagine what they must think they “have” on him.

  33. Vira

    July 4, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I’m not 100% on this, but I’m pretty sure he either left or has been trying to leave since his son died.

  34. Apul Madeeq-Aoud

    July 4, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I’m going to have to start a cult based on a regular guy like myself. Maybe somewhat eccentric. Why not.

    Believe in me. Cos I say so.

  35. agkcrbs

    July 4, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Every system of opinion, corporatized or not, about life’s meaning or non-meaning is its own religion, fool. You have yours, too, making you bother people with provably false, self-defeating claims about religions “only hurting”. Every intentional good and humanitarian act springs from religion, as well as every evil act. We can’t “stay away from” belief systems without shutting off our thinking organs and departing the world. If that’s your real advice, see to it yourself.

  36. globalcitizen

    July 4, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Bizarre is the best description for the sinister Scientology cul!

  37. globalcitizen

    July 4, 2015 at 4:38 am

    You can leave any “old fashioned” church, without fear of retaliation.
    Not so with Scientology.

  38. Joey

    July 4, 2015 at 5:39 am

    to be fair, Scientology isn’t alone in basing it’s beliefs on science fiction writers.

  39. Ethan

    July 4, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Unless you are gay or love someone from a different faith…then they are more than happy to f’ with you and your family

  40. Rica

    July 4, 2015 at 6:10 am

    That’s right and go meet the real God that teaches u LOVE

  41. Lux Montgomery

    July 4, 2015 at 7:56 am

    You can do it Tom!!

  42. Biggie

    July 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Read “Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of belief” by Lawrence Wright. You won’t be able to put it down. This sad, sicko cult is beyond crazy; although Cruise may be a nice guy, his active and prolonged participation in this vicious and abusive organization implicates him in their psychotic, sociopathic and Neanderthalic mind-numbing behavior. Scientology is a sham “religion” strategically designed by its founder to rape people of their individuality and autonomous volition, as well as ruin them financially. It is run by a criminal thug with a Napoleonic complex, and is at its core a bunch of lost miscreants that imprison involuntarily indentured servants at a detention camp just outside of the Desert Hot Springs. All of their top “clergy” have come to their senses and abandoned ship, for good reason; it was the only way to get their sanity back… Also watch the HBO documentary.

  43. ChristianKl

    July 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Actually it is. Most churches wouldn’t make it hard for a father to have a relationship with his daughter in the same way Scientology makes it hard for Tom Cruise.

  44. sabretruthtiger

    July 4, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    All those retards bashing Christianity, firstly Christianity included the greatest scientists in history. Christianity was at the spearhead of science in the middle ages and were patrons of the renaissance.
    Secondly, the new world order is responsible for the recent war on religion, particularly Christianity because they cannot tolerate devotion to something other than the state as they push through their world government. All you gullible libtards jump on their agenda trains quicker than a braindead hipster believes in man made global warming with no evidence.
    Thanks for doing the social engineering work of the evil bankers and corporations.
    Congrats, your parents would be proud of your lack of critical thinking.

  45. sabretruthtiger

    July 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    All those retards bashing Christianity, firstly Christianity included the greatest scientists in history. Christianity was at the spearhead of science in the middle ages and were patrons of the renaissance.
    Secondly, the new world order is responsible for the recent war on religion, particularly Christianity because they cannot tolerate devotion to something other than the state as they push through their world government. All you gullible libtards jump on their agenda trains quicker than a braindead hipster believes in man made global warming with no evidence.
    Thanks for doing the social engineering work of the evil bankers and corporations.
    Congrats, your parents would be proud of your lack of critical thinking.

  46. Laura B

    July 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Turning a blind eye to a church that essentially puts children (and adults) into work camps if they happen to talk back or not believe quite as well as they want you to. Or PAY as much as they want you to… that’s one thing he’s done.

    Grown adults are one thing. But children, separated from their parents, with no access to phones, forced to perform demeaning work and likely provided with no formal education? Come on.

  47. Ed

    July 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Umm, yes it is. Cults have very specific traits that non-cult religions do not have, and Scientology possesses those traits. You can read about the differences between cults and legitimate religious organizations on the Cult Awareness Network, which was created after Jonestown.

    Oh wait, no you can’t, because in 1996, Scientology sued them out of existence.

  48. Pingback: Tom Cruise planea dejar la iglesia de la Cienciología

  49. Dyan Shane

    July 4, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Tom, i hope this is not a ploy so people accept you again for your next movie since you have disgusted every normal person out here.
    I remember reading that you considered being a priest at one time. Well you went the extreme opposite and have been dancing with the devil for years. You use slave labor and yet are a multi millionaire, with all your money you help no one but give all your money to a greed mongering diablo, you did the worst thing to Nic a man could EVER do to a woman, you turned her children against her and now your getting some of that karma back, only Katie is not as cruel as you were, she lets you see and talk to your child. If you ever grow up and get out of this ego maniacal state your in for that is what Scientology taught you to be you will leave, and who gives a crap what they say? There going down, the only thing people believe is there a cult, and anyone related is a idiot.

  50. Jay

    July 4, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    If he allowed an organization to distance him from his daughter, he’s weak. He can play a tough guy in the movies but its a facade.

  51. Al Winston

    July 5, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    How any idiot gets sucked into Scientology is beyond me. It offers no charitable work to the world at all, which at least is something one can say for most religions that don’t advocate blowing up their fellow man.

  52. Glad to hear this

    July 6, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Compound adjectives are always hyphenated.

  53. Mr Hyde Pre Workout Review

    July 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    It might be very difficult for Cruise to leave. He is a mega-star, giving lots of money to Scientology. When money is involved, WATCH OUT! Oh, for the love of money…

  54. wokjr

    November 6, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Sure, just ask Galileo.

  55. Dee

    November 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Finally Tom Cruise. You finally see the LIGHT. All this religion does is not for the benefit of family or looking out for you UNLESS, you abide by their RULES and give them LOTS AND LOTS OF $ $ $ $. Especially if your family is not involved in their CRAZY religion. Hey, Leah Remi — Good for you. You got out of this garbage religion. And to all you Black people out there. Did you know that Mr. Louis Farrakhan sold his NOI – Nation of Islam off to Scientology and accepted money from Ron L. Hubbard. I believe it was $2.3 million? So you Black brothers, believe Mr. Farrakhan is a fake too. Glad you Black brothers are calling out and leaving this sellout Farrakhan.

  56. Nicolai Mork

    January 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    You are brave to leave. May others be inspired to do the same. The cult will spread lies, but trust that fans will look past the PR and see your courage. I salute you.

  57. Coleman

    June 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    A person essentially help to make seriously posts I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to create this particular publish incredible. Excellent job!

  58. vidmate app download android

    June 14, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Good day I am really glad I discovered this blog page, I actually encountered you by accident, while I was searching on Yahoo for vidmate app for android. Anyways I am here now and would really enjoy to say thanks for a marvelous post and the overall entertaining website (I also like the theme/design), I do not have enough time to look over it all at the minute but I have saved it and even included the RSS feed, so when I have plenty of time I’ll be back to browse a great deal more. Make sure you do maintain the excellent job.

  59. track a phone number

    June 15, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I am intrigued to discover which site platform you have been using? I am having a few minor security challenges with our latest site regarding cell phone tracker so I would like to find something much more secure. Have any recommendations?

  60. seo plugin

    June 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword….wait there’s even more Now what if i told you there was a simple WordPress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That’s right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

  61. Marvin

    June 19, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Somebody necessarily assist to make critically posts I might state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to create this particular put up amazing. Excellent job!

  62. Bluestacks free Download

    June 21, 2017 at 9:54 am

    You are definitely correct, I’d really enjoy to find out more information on this issue! I am also captivated by bluestacks latest version because I feel it is really quite cool at the moment. Great!

  63. tubemate for pc

    June 22, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Hey there can you let me know which platform you’re dealing with? I am planning to get started with our website on how to install kodi in the future though I’m having trouble making a choice.

  64. website here

    June 23, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I simply want to mention I’m new to blogging and site-building and certainly savored you’re web-site. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You surely have great writings. Regards for revealing your webpage.

  65. Beta Web Solutions

    June 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Searching for SEO Services? If yes then beta web solution can help you,
    We can rank your business website with in low rates.
    Just contact us at +923244464042

  66. Colby

    June 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    An attention-grabbing dialogue is price comment. I believe that you should write more on this topic, it may not be a taboo subject however usually individuals are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  67. Sang

    June 27, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Nice blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks

  68. adultfriendf

    June 28, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re using?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with
    my latest website and I’d like to find something more secure.
    Do you have any solutions?

  69. lace frontal

    June 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I Got These As being a Reward For My friend . Excellent Detail . Fantastic lace frontal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8rUpI_98I To state The Minimum…

  70. Pozycjonowanie Stron Www

    June 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I do consider all of the concepts you have presented to your post. They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for beginners. Could you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  71. blog url

    July 6, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss
    and would love to have you share some stories/information. I
    know my visitors would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot
    me an e mail.

  72. via

    August 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Great info. Lucky me I found your website by chance (stumbleupon).

    I’ve bookmarked it for later!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

To Top