The Church of Scientology admits that it does not perform gay weddings


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I was going to say that Catherine Bell is a real life example of the type of thing you are talking about, but that is not technically correct. Bell is not married to her girlfriend, and indeed is not officially "out" to my knowledge.

Still, I haven't heard any indication that the Church of Scientology has hassled Bell in any way, and I would be shocked if they did.

The last time they hassled (to put it mildly) a celebrity who was still in, Leah Remini, it did not turn out well.

The last time they hassled (again, to put it mildly) an internally prominent lesbian person who was still in, Michelle LeClair, the result was an anti-Scientology book and People magazine cover.

IF Bell ever chose to come "out" and complain about Scientology's treatment of the LGBT community, Bell would destroy Scientology's standing in that community and, more importantly as a practical matter, with those who care about that community and LGBT rights. It would be headline news.
Leaving scientology is not an option for Bell.

I'm gonna leave it at that.


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To make the point in very real terms.

The Church of Scientology would have refused to perform the wedding ceremony referenced below even if Katy and Jenny were both Scientologists in good standing. While the Church of Scientology would have happily married a heterosexual couple, the Church of Scientology would have told Katy and Jenny to get married in a civil ceremony.

Because that is how you affirm, support and welcome a newly married couple in your religious community. /sarcasm

Paul Haggis congratulates his daughter, Katy Haggis, and Jenny James on their wedding.




Further Relevance to Scientology

The New Yorker: The Apostate. Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology

February 6, 2011
By Lawrence Wright

Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology

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On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that the State of California should sanction marriage only “between a man and a woman.” The proposition passed. As Haggis saw it, the San Diego church’s “public sponsorship of Proposition 8, which succeeded in taking away the civil rights of gay and lesbian citizens of California—rights that were granted them by the Supreme Court of our state—is a stain on the integrity of our organization and a stain on us personally. Our public association with that hate-filled legislation shames us.” Haggis wrote, “Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.” He concluded, “I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology.”

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