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Katie Holmes

I Don't Want Scientology Interrogating Suri

7/4/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
desperately wanted to save Suri from a form of interrogation practiced by the Church of Scientology that she was steadfastly against ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Katie tell TMZ, back in 2005 she had witnessed Tom's other kids participating in a Scientology ritual she found to be troubling ... and feared Tom would drag Suri through the same process.

Ex-Scientologists call the process "sec checking."  Here's the way it works.  The subject holds electrode handles on a device called an e-meter and is then asked a series of personal questions that help the Church locate "areas of spiritual distress."

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Some ex-Scientologists claim the questions include:

-- What has somebody told you not to tell?
-- Have you ever decided you did not like some member of your family?
-- Have you ever bullied a smaller child?
-- Have you ever lied to a teacher?
-- Have you ever done something you were very much ashamed of?
-- Have you ever refused to obey an order from someone you should obey?
-- Have you ever gotten yourself dirty on purpose?

During the process, a person called an "auditor" collects e-meter readings.

Several ex-Scientologists have come out against "sec checking," claiming it's a mild form of psychological terrorism designed, in part, to get children to report on their parents.

We're told Katie would have none of it and it is one of the reasons she broke from the Church and ultimately Tom.

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LCS27    

Scientology is the first comment. We'll rule this world!

759 days ago
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coco    

No big loss. Tom can find another aspiring actress and have another kid.

759 days ago
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Fat Mike    

I've seen the schematic diagram for that e-meter and it's a joke. The cult charges around $4,000 for the meter, but it's really only worth about $10 in parts. Scientologists are extremely gullible

759 days ago
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Majestik    

So, Scientology claims that HOMOSEXUALITY is not a born trait but a "DISEASE" and that Scientology can "CURE" it. So,Harvey and half your staff are you ready to join this "RELIGION" get cured and then find and marry a JEWISH GIRL?.
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Harvey you are a sellout, and you are a fcuking hypocrite. You post up, non-stop threads about basketball stars staying the F.A. G. word, get all hot and bothered by wrestling stars that say "What are you a F.A.G.?" BUT you are NOW backing Tom Cruise, making him look like the victim, trying to make Katie Holmes the SUPERBITCH when he doesn't believe in Homosexuality, they also don't believe in POST PARTUM DEPRESSION. According to Tom, who's never carried, or given birth to a child he thinks depression after birth is bull****. Harvey you hypocritical piece of ******>

759 days ago
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Phil    

The scary thing is... they BELIEVE in Battlefield Earth. Did you see that movie?! Thank God they didn't make Suri watch that film or she would be scarred for life... like I was.... and anyone else that watched that steaming heap of poo.

759 days ago
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dskowulf    

I hate Scientology. It's horrible.period.

759 days ago
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Bitch please    

These are some $tupid azz questions and a $tupid azz looney cult.

759 days ago
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Rick    

Thank God Katie got her little girl away from that nut job. She deserves better. How someone could live under that doctrine is beyond me. FU LRH.

759 days ago
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EggsOverEasy    

F*CK Scientology it is 100% absolute bullsh*t designed to control weak people.. Nuff said..

759 days ago
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759 days ago
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JustMyOpinionAu    

the question list is a lot longer and more indepth than your very tame example, it is easy to find on scientology research sites, and is quite sisnister; as is the treatment of many of there followers. Se Org has also been proven to take young children on as cadets both in the US and in other countries such as Australia [an 8 year old signed a contract in NSW and how about a story Cof S "dept" called RTC and about the wife of the leader , not seen since 2006. How about getting real TMZ.

759 days ago
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Random    

Tom Cruise SCARY and OLD

759 days ago
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Cindy    

If true, this makes it even more surprising that she moved forward in the relationship.

759 days ago
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pita    

Crazy stuff here. Sounds like a bad sci fi movie. If I had a six year old daughter i would do the same !
RUN Katie and good luck ! You WILL be much happier without ....well no further comments needed.
You know what i mean.

759 days ago
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PinkySwayers    

Considering the child doesn't have a choice in the matter, it's an invasion of privacy. Very disrespectful and exploitive of children.

759 days ago
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