Kirstie Alley Slams Former Scientologist Leah ReminiBy: Amanda Crum - December 6, 2013
Kirstie Alley is known for speaking her mind, and the actress recently spoke up in defense of Scientology while addressing old friend Leah Remini on “The Howard Stern Show”.
Remini made a dramatic departure from the Church of Scientology earlier this year, and while she hasn’t commented much on her decision to leave, a “source” said at the time that she was questioning things that got her into trouble.
“It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people,” the source said. “She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of ‘religion.’ ”
Alley says that’s all a big crock.
“First of all, I just want everyone to know: I have hundreds of friends and people that I know that have come into Scientology and left Scientology. … You’re not shunned; you’re not chased. All that’s just bulls***,” Alley said. “When you are generalizing and when your goal is to malign and to say things about an entire group…when you decide to blanket statement ‘Scientology is evil,’ you are my enemy.”
Alley says she has blocked Remini on Twitter and hasn’t spoken to her in quite some time.
“It’s not selective. I just won’t have people in my life that are that. … If somebody’s sitting there badmouthing your religion and saying that it’s hideous and evil, that’s not going to be your friend.”
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