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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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Random    

Tom Cruise is crazy because instead of giving Suri a sibling, protecting her from lime light and camera like a father should, he is okay Scientology ruining his own old daughter already fragile psyche.

820 days ago
17.

a.z.    

what **** is that?????? recruitment for the army or what????? will there be war????? searching for soldiers????? :-) and here i m thinking the Catholics are special.

820 days ago
18.

Justin    

I am just so sick of all of these strories where people claim they know all about Scientology. I know nothing about it, but I know not to trust all of these stories that are coming out, and will continue to be rolled out in the comming weeks. BTW, if Katie was "afraid" of all of these "crazy" things that happen in Scientology, then she should have never had a kid with Tom. It's not like Tom being a Scientologist was a secret before they met and got married.

820 days ago
19.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Wow, Really Katie? Then why didn't you think of that before you CHOSE to have a child with a man you married who you KNEW was totally sold out to this religion? Oh yeah, I almost forgot your reason:

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

820 days ago
20.

Bridget    

To get children to report on their parents huh? Well if that is true...isn't that what Nazi's did? Get kids to rat out their parents that didn't agree with Hitler.


I don't know if it is true scientologist do that or not. But if it is, that's creepy. It should send up a red flag to anyone.

820 days ago
21.

MiscavigesBitch    

Yeaaaaaah! Join our cult everyone and you too can hand over all your money and disassociate yourself from your family.
What's not to like?
Yeeeeehaaaa!

820 days ago
22.

SHINY    

Call me stupid but why did she marry him in the first place? I'm totally on her side but she is no saint herself! She hooked up with him knowing that he belongs to that cult, yet she got pregnant quickly and agreed to marry him the following year!!?? I'm confused, didn't they marry in that cult church as well? what was she thinking? was she trully in love or she was promised some kind of career boost that never happened? ...oh.. and she was pretty aware of the gay rumours as well... I just don't get it! Good luck anyway

820 days ago
23.

victory    

I don't think Katie had a clue about Scientology until well into their marriage. They dated and married so quickly, she was most likely blinded by all the excitement of 'superstardom' of Tom. Scientology isn't a religion, it is amazing how many people are willing to take this trip.

820 days ago
24.

bearforce1    

Man I really fucckking hate scientology.

820 days ago
25.

Hardeeharhar    

You forgot question 196-does you mommy wear high heel shoes in secret

820 days ago
26.

OhWell    

Scientology,


Is Starting To Sound
More & More Like The
Jackson Family


Joe Jackson
The Black
L.Ron Hubberd

820 days ago
27.

Cthrew    

Kaie, be careful that it doesn't look like you're divorcing Scientology. You're divorcing Tom Cruise, whose religious beliefs may be causing your daughter irreparable behavourial harm. With each fresh "leak" your team issues re Scientology, you run the risk of making your husband an object of sympathy. I think his people have already been sending up some trial balloons seeing if the public will feel sorry for Tommy, all alone on his birthday, with a wife who's "kidnapped" his daughter, (expect those accusations soon), and is persecuting him for his religious beliefs. It's a razor's edge you're walking, Katie, please be very, very careful how you navigate it, and good luck!

820 days ago
28.

janet    

Holmes finially had enough. Scientology is a cult disguised as a 'religion' for tax exemptions and write offs. Little Suri just so happens to be 6 years old. 6-12 years old is primetime age for SEC checking. That list scares me.


Katie Holmes is doing everything she can to protect her daughter from Scientology.


Tom Cruise is such a high ranking 'member' with Scientology and has money. This is no joke. Scientology is a cult. Cruise is Catholic so is Holmes so am I for that matter. My point is you are not a "MEMBER" and does not cost you thousands and thousands of dollars to go to church.

820 days ago
29.

Lulu2012    

So back in 2005, Katie witnessed this horrible interrogation. She then decided to have a child with him, despite being shocked at what she'd seen. Then she decided, after living with the man for eighteen months to MARRY HIM.

And then after seven years with him, decides that Scientology is a crackpot organisation, which is a danger to her child.

Her choice, but I wonder what took her so long to realise what most people have known for years. She also needs to take responsibiity for getting herself and her child into this situation.

820 days ago
30.

Rob    

What kid hasn't done all those things.

820 days ago
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