thedailybeast.com [Jul 2] ~ If you wondered why Rupert Murdoch used the occasion of the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes split to attack Scientology, look no further than the media baron’s eldest son, Lachlan, who was once courted by the church, writes Paula Froelich.
On Sunday Rupert Murdoch, arguably the most powerful man in media, stunned media watchers when he inserted himself into the Tom Cruise–Katie Holmes divorce fray by attacking Cruise’s beloved religion. [cont. article]
Rupert Murdoch calls Scientology 'very weird cult' on Twitter
CNN [Jul 2] ~ Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to lash out at the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise following the announcement of the actor's divorce.
In a series of tweets Sunday, the 81-year-old News Corp. boss classified Scientology as "a very weird cult" and called actor Tom Cruise the "number two or three" man in the church's hierarchy.
Murdoch is the latest to weigh in on the announcement that actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Cruise after five years of marriage. [cont. article]
Scientology: Sea Org for Children [Lost in Happy Valley]
One example of how Scientology could be interrupted as "creepy". Below, an excerpt from 1999 documentary about children, the SeaOrg and Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force (the RPF) from producers Peter Reichelt and Ina Brockmann. [link: full google video 43 min ]