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Church of Scientology

Suri Is NOT a Candidate for Sea Org.

7/2/2012 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Church of Scientology is adamant ... nobody under the age of 16, including Suri Cruise, is allowed to join its elite Sea Organization.

The Church's lawyer has released a statement ... saying in addition to the minimum age requirement (16 years old), minors must have "consent of both parents and/or all legal guardians" in order to join.

The lawyer adds, "There are no exceptions to that policy."

As TMZ first reported, Katie Holmes is concerned Tom Cruise will put 6-year-old Suri in the Sea Org. in the very near future ... and she clearly does NOT want that to happen.

Nonetheless ... the Church is adamant ... no one under 16 can become part of Sea Org.

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16.

Kabala    

Darn... What a bunch of weirdos

789 days ago
17.

tracker    

HEY C.O.S WE DON'T CARE TO HEAR THE BULLCRAP...TOM BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU HANDLE THIS,,katie needs to leave you..don't get more stupid than you already are...people will be watching for KATIES safety so call the goons off..or shall we say,your career could come to a screeching halt..and we know tommy loves his cameras..

789 days ago
18.

harleyharlett    

i will say it again - this lie is so bad it is insulting! just like when Stacy Moxon was murdered out her in riverside at their compound - said she was looking fr squirrels and fell into a transformer when she was under punishment and couldn't go any where by hers self - David Miscavige is a sociopath!!

789 days ago
19.

static    

I think she's down with Scientology she's just tired of Tom.

789 days ago
20.

jwoolman    

Their Sea Org is scary but they're right about the age limit. They're not set up for little kids. Maybe Suri's mom was worried about her getting into it in her teens. Or she's actually worried about the Co$ school system, which Suri is eligible for now.

789 days ago
21.

beef    

Harvey... yes warn your staff about how the cult infiltrates organizations. Yes, warn them that if they say critical things about the cult, they will come after them.

That being said, do not fear thier idiot lawyers! Maintain your freedom of speech no matter what.

Suri was set to start going to the Delphi Academy in LA. These are scientology schools which only use LRH curriculum. This is where all the brainwashing begins for these kids. Tom claims LRH's study tech is the best thing in the universe. It my be a decent learning tool but it also indocrinates kids in to the whacky Scientology way of thinking. Delphi Academy... look it up.

789 days ago
22.

rosiec    

Looks like TMZ has had a run in with some lawyers.....stories and comments disappering.

789 days ago
23.

melody    

Bet they've got a few filing cabinets with Harvey's name on it

789 days ago
24.

chooprom    

@ALLEN RIDAK

I don't owe you any answers, you have not earned any answers, I owe you SFA - hey just like so called "celebrities" - they also owe you SFA! What a radical idea.

789 days ago
25.

tamara    

Oh sweet Jesus, what if they start multiplying on here?
Run Harvey runnnn! lol

789 days ago
26.

Ric    

Of course the cult is going to say the opposite of whatever Katie says. They have to protect Tom and keep his cash flowing in.

789 days ago
27.

DaveT    

...."The Church of Scientology is adamant ... nobody under the age of 16, including Suri Cruise, is allowed to join its elite Sea Organization. "....
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Bahahaha! :D
What a bunch of *fools* you anti-Tom readers made of yourselves ;D
All your rants about Suri going to Sea Org...were for nothing! Haaahahahaha!
Like I said, none of you Tom-haters care about facts, can't reason, are uneducated, and behave like gossipy neighborhood meddlers ;)

789 days ago
28.

StarryStarryNight    

SciTechBlog « Back to Blog Main
May 29, 2009
Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology
Posted: 03:47 PM ET
The collaborative online encyclopedia Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology from editing the site. The Register reports Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee, or ArbCom, voted 10 to 0 in favor of the ban, which takes effect immediately.


Wikipedia's innovative free-encyclopedia draws upon the knowledge of millions of users to create and edit articles on every conceivable topic. Edits appear immediately and do not undergo any formal peer-review process.

Wikipedia officially prohibits use of the encyclopedia to advance personal agendas – such as advocacy or propaganda and philosophical, ideological or religious dispute – but the open format makes enforcing such policies difficult.

According to Wikipedia administrators speaking to The Register:

Multiple editors have been "openly editing [Scientology-related articles] from Church of Scientology equipment and apparently coordinating their activities."

However, Karin Pouw, with the Church of Scientology's public affairs office, told me she is unaware of any coordinated effort to alter Wikipedia. Instead, she described the edits as individual attempts to correct inaccurate information by impassioned Scientologists and interpreted the ban as a typical Wikipedia response to arguments over content. She noted that even the U.S. Department of Justice received a temporary ban after someone erased references to a controversial scandal from inside the government agency.

One Wikipedia contributor I spoke with that was involved in the Scientology arbitration agreed that some of the edits coming from the church were justifiable, but insisted the ban was necessary after the church refused to follow Wikipedia's policies:

"The edits coming out of Church of Scientology servers were of the sort that made their organization look better. Up to a point that's justifiable, when it comes to correcting inaccuracies or removing poorly sourced negative information. There were times when they went beyond that and deleted well sourced information that was unflattering, and there were times when they insulted other editors in a manner that would reflect poorly upon any religion."

Some see Wikipedia's decision as a setback to the Utopian goal of Web 2.0 in which every user is allowed to freely contribute.

How do you feel about the ban? Should Wikipedia actively suppress self-serving, misleading or inaccurate information? Or does every voice deserve to be heard?

http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/29/wikipedia-bans-church-of-scientology/

789 days ago
29.

RaineeDrops    

Are you on a drug rant?
Paranoid?

789 days ago
30.

beef    

The Office of Special Affairs is the branch of Scirntology in charge of all intel, lawsuits, investigations, spying, blackmail, extortion, free speech abuses, harrasment and personal attacks on critics. This church has its own Gestapo!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Special_Affairs

789 days ago
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