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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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166.

DuckFat    

This story has an creepy and eerie "Rosemary's Baby" feel to it.

736 days ago
167.

Alfonso    

Tom has all the money and fame the materiel World has to offer,but he will never be happy.He's a fool that has let the love of his life walk away,because he trust an a cult that will never know GOD.Stop holding GOD in Contempt,he will show mercy to those who hold him in Contempt.

733 days ago
168.

daniel    

i wish i could help Katie **** you over tom Scientology is in the same category as pedophiles and rapists

732 days ago
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Christopher London    

Only Mitt Romney can make Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle seem liked skilled International Diplomats and make Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and Bernie Madoff look trustworthy and only the Mormon Borg and Mitt the Mormonator can make Scientology seem a tad less creepy than Mormonism. I suspect that if Katie Holmes had a week with Romney, she might run further away from him than she did from Tom Cruise. The only thing more creepy than Scientologists training your kids is the Mormon Borg leading your country.

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