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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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76.

Melissa    

Suri will be perfect for the role of Dawson and Joey's daughter in the Dawson's Creek reunion! Yeah, that's right...Dawson and Joey are finally going to end up together. Thank you Tom for letting her go!

750 days ago
77.

Canada    

If only she'd known Tom was a Scientologist before she married him. This whole things reeks in my opinion. She has been so sneeky and covert about this divorce. To me what she's done is very very shallow and low. Not the divorce part, that happens but the way she's gone about it. Also, why should she get sole custody of Suri. I've never heard of child services coming to the Cruise home or Tom beating his family. Never a DUI or a drug arrest. I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan but the man appears to be a decent father. To the haters out there, imagine if your partner tried to take your child away.

750 days ago
78.

Zorbitor    

wow - kinda like rehab

750 days ago
79.

StarryStarryNight    

tom cruise and his fellow scientolonuts need to stfu and die.

750 days ago
80.

melody    

The head of the cult, Tommy Davis is gay gay gay!

Lisa Marie Presley admits to having lesbian relationships.
Kirstie Alley seems very butch.

750 days ago
81.

BNWW    

Did Nicole Kidman get in the wind so easily because the kids involved were adopted? Is Katie Holmes in the fight to the end because it's her biological child involved? Hmmm...

750 days ago
82.

Jan    

Tom looks down like he is creating a lie when questioned by the media today. His older interviews he actually looked at the host. TOM IS CREEPY. Katie was YOUNG and DUMB when she got sucked into his life. He was playing her.

750 days ago
83.

Truth    

blah blah blah TMZ posting about the 8th post on the very same made-up story. "Sources close to Katie" = somebody that saw her in person this one time.

750 days ago
84.

marti    

have you ever gotten yourself dirty lol
I actualy would have joined them if it was free,but I'm not gonna pay $$ to be in it

750 days ago
85.

minnietx    

Katie was very brave by filing sole custody, he will be very hard to fight. Most likely they will receive joint custody and Katie appointed primary, it will be standard wording and they will both spend a bunch of money for something that is very simple the attorneys will make sure of this. The bad news is Tom will be able to take Suri to his "Crazy Church" while Katie sits home and worries. He's evil on wheels and has too much money, she should have stayed with him if she wants to protect her daughter unfortunately.

750 days ago
86.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

Katie Holmes has basset hound eyes and Suri is beyond spoiled and needs immediate help

750 days ago
87.

Butterfly    

THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME CONFUSION if Scientology is a "religion" or, a "cult." According to L. Ron Hubbard, quote, "Scientology is a religion." I guess, some of us can say it is both, a religion and a cult, depending how we look at it. Personally, I believe it is an extremely dangerous situation to be part of, but, since their followers believe and stand behind the Church of Scientology, then, let them be. Tom Cruise or, anyone else, does not have the right to force the mother of his child to hand her child oner to people she is TERRIFIED of. THAT is what a RESPONSIBLE MOTHER, does, If anyone out there disagrees, TOO BAD!!!

750 days ago
88.

Sandra     

Scientology is a dangerous cult and Tom is a big mucky muck in this cult!!! Too bad Katie did not have her eyes wide open when she met the little creepy Tom!! Hopefully things work out for herald Suri !!

750 days ago
89.

Firefly    

Here are a few quotes from the Devil himself L Ron Hubbard, it's a real eye opener.
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1. "The only way you can control people is to lie to them, you can write that down in your book in great big letters. The ONLY WAY you can control anybody is to lie to them."
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2. " I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is."
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3. "Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation atomic bomb burns."
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4. "Show me any person who is critical of us and I'll show you crimes and intended crimes that would stand a magistrates hair on end."
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5 "Enemy SP Order: Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any scientologist without any discipline of the scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."
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6. "Dont break your back scrubbing floors. Get yourself a ni**er, that's what they were born for.
__ L Ron Hubbard. letter to second wife____
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7. Dianetics is a Science, as such, it has no opinion about Religion! For sciences are based on natural laws, not on opinions."
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8. Somebody someday will say: This is illegal! "By then be sure the orgs [Scientology Organizations] say what is legal or not."
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Just reading some of Hubbards quotes is enough to make any normal thinking person to realize that this is a dangerous man. This cult should be shut down just on this mans words alone.

750 days ago
90.

Smarg    

Well Katie, was it worth it? Hitching your wagon to a very famous celebrity for your own glory...now you are the third marriage failure for him.

Sad.

750 days ago
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