Rupert Murdoch Tweets Scientology Rant, Sparks Backlash

    July 2, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Rupert Murdoch, who is no stranger to controversy, recently used social media to spark a big conversation about Scientology and whether or not it should be called a “cult”.

The whole thing started with the breakup heard ’round the world on Friday, as news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce broke open and spilled across the internet. Cruise, who is famously devoted to Scientology, even had Katie give birth to their daughter Suri under Scientology rules, which demanded absolute quiet in the birthing room, among other things. NYDailyNews recently reported that a group of suspicious men were spotted hanging out in an Escalade just outside Holmes’ apartment after the divorce story got out, and TMZ is saying the men were sent from the Church of Scientology to keep tabs on her. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the men refused to answer questions about why they were there, which sparked numerous rumors.

Murdoch is of the opinion that the Church of Scientology is full of “evil, creepy” people and that they should be viewed as a cult. He tweeted his thoughts on the religion on Sunday, which sparked some outrage and started a long thread of Twitter responses.

Since those tweets, he’s said he’s had hundreds of attacks for speaking out about Scientology and expects more, but will stick to his original opinion on the matter.

  • http://www.gourmetstrawberry.co.uk Hedonist

    I never thought I’d agree with Rupert Murdoch about anything. But I have to admit he’s right, Scientology is creepy.

  • Jill

    This scandal is the beginning of the end for Scientology.

  • Prestina

    L. Ron Hubbard started “Dianetics” which is a philosophy,but then it turned into a religion called Scientology.If you really want to judge, then study the facts. The philosophy of life which Hubbard preached as Dianetics is ok. But,When it turned into the religion of Scientology is when it turned creepy. It’s like Christianity is a good religion, until the Klu Klux Klan uses it for their evil doings, saying they are doing their evil in the name of Jesus Christ.There are evil people in every religion. Blame the people not the basics ofanyone’s religion.

  • Fact

    “The easiest way to make money is to start a religion.” – L. Ron Hubbard