Rupert Murdoch calls Scientoligists “Creepy and Evil”
Those who have followed Scientology and its rise as a religion are well aware that its a little crazy. Created in the 1950′s by fiction author, L. Ron Hubbard, the religion has gained prominence and currently has as many as 200,000 members, residing in various parts of the world. Some how, the religion has managed to become the religion of choice by many celebrities, including (and probably most famously) Tom Cruise. While most would consider the religion to be crazy and nonsensical, media mogul Rupert Murdoch has gone as far as saying that the religion is both creepy and evil.
This warning from Murdoch comes just days after Katie Holmes filed for Divorce from Tom Cruise. According to media speculation, the primary motivation for the divorce was the fact that Katie has been vehemently against teaching Scientology to their daughter Suri. Furthermore, Katie has become increasingly concerned with Tom Cruise’s involvement with the church, and the fact that he continues to aggressively push the religion on Katie. To make matters worse, upon announcing the divorce, Katie Holmes has reported that she is being monitored and followed by Scientology members, who are dismayed by the fact that she is publicly denouncing the religion. Scientology leaders are dismissing these claims and are saying that the men who have been tailing Katie are not associated with the religion.
This isn’t the first time that Scientology has been accused of harassing former members of the religion. In April, when one of the highest ranking members of the church, Marty Rathbum, decided to leave, police were called when Scientology leaders arrived at his house, stating that they were willing to camp out front “for as long as it takes,” to bring him back. Over the years, many have expressed their belief that Scientology is a scam. Comedy Central’s South Park even went so far as to dedicate an entire episode to Scientology, where it mocked the practices, religious texts and the entire concept of Scientology.
Either way, while many may disagree with Rupert Murdoch’s business tactics, some even calling him evil, it is clear that the majority of the public is on his side today.