Scientology devotee Jenna Elfman has slammed critics of the controversial faith that combines ideas of Scientology’s spiritual rehabilitation philosophy and techniques created by writer L. Ron Hubbard, who grew the organization from his Dianetics book.
Facing growing criticism from ex Scientologists and others who allege that the “Church” bilks people out of large sums of money and heavily controls any external information about it, and that the legal team they employ aggressively litigates those in dissent of its practices, Elfman told an Australian newspaper that people should get their facts straight before judging her faith.
Elfman is part of a large cadre of celebrities who are tied to the organization, including Kirstie Alley, Leah Remini, Chick Corea, Brandy, Jason Dohring, Mimi Rogers, Anne Archer, Priscilla Presley, Juliette Lewis, Greta Van Susteren, Mary Bono, Chaka Khan, Paul Haggis, Laura Prepon, Jeffrey Tambor, Danny Masterson, Peter Medak, Catherine Bell, Beck, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, John Travolta and Jason Lee.
“If someone starts talking to me negatively about something they’ve never actually studied that actual text of, I don’t really admire them very much because it shows they don’t have much integrity, so I just kind of ignore them,” Elfman told AAP in Sydney.
November 1, 2008