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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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Bubbles The Chimp    

The fact that the USA recognises Scientology as a religion including giving it tax-exemption status will probably cause problems for Katie.

750 days ago
122.

Michelle    

I LOVE that this stuff is coming out about Scientology! Such a cult and smooth brainwashing. That E-Meter is like attaching tin cans to a scale and they are comical. Scientology, you are being exposed for the sham that you are!

750 days ago
123.

BWebb    

Scientology's E-meter is merely a galvanic skin device -- it measures the amount of persperation on a person's skin.

750 days ago
124.

burning_plastic    

She's great. It's a little sad that she didn't talk about this when it was happening to other children but the effect is still that she is going to educate people about Scientology.

750 days ago
125.

Maria    

I'm so sick of Katie Holmes, She and her lawyer father knew all about the religion
before the marriage.But she was after fame and headlines.
She is a nasty woman wearing young innocent mask.
Katie lied and deceived Tom until last minute . She orchestrated the divorce mischievously
and tricked her husband without trying to voice her concern if there was any in a communicative way.
She is using anti Scientology media to hide her hidden agenda. She is not trustworthy.
Tom on the other hand is "what you see what you get" , his children are very normal.
Katie could have backed out from the begining as Penelope Cruse did , but she played Tom
and and she is still on it. Nasty woman.

750 days ago
126.

Izzaboe    

This sounds so much like the indoctrination that Hitler used on the youth of Germany!
I would run like hell from them.

750 days ago
127.

elpablo    

BUT, she knew full well that Tom Cruise was a whacko scientologist in the first place. That was by no means a secret. She chose to become involved with him in spite of that. So now, what did she expect?

750 days ago
128.

Kari    

Scientology seems to be all about running people's lives--and where does God fit in? Tom is an idiot for believing this crap!

750 days ago
129.

Ya Mon    

E-l Hubbard Scientology founder was a "Science fiction" writer. who befriended Aliester Crowley Church of Satan.. came up with this soace cadet wack religion... which Travolta and Cruise use to hide behind bcuz they have Gay tendecies...Yawn

750 days ago
130.

Ravred     

Check out this do***entary on Scientology http://www.cbc.ca/do***entaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2010/xfiles/ it will truely open your eyes

750 days ago
131.

Larry    

wtg katie don't surround that girl around all them demon believers

750 days ago
132.

Kifferslady    

I've not watched any movie with Tom Cruise in it since he told everyone he thought Brooke Shields was weak for taking medication for Post Partum Depression. He was nuts then, nuts when Katie married him and still nuts!! He needs to be de-programmed from that crazy Scientology Cult he belongs to. It seems that they zero in on weak minded individuals like Cruise, Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Sure, they may be rich and famous but does not mean they're not easily influenced.

750 days ago
133.

Ravred     

Stop blocking this link

http://www.cbc.ca/do***entaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2010/xfiles/

Holy **** they are blocking ***** from the word do***** entary bahahaha

750 days ago
134.

Linda    

Scientology is nothing more than a CULT period. Tom is brainwashed and all we can do is pray for him and that he will wake up and leave this group. I am glad Katie and Suri are out!

750 days ago
135.

Sharon    

Just like he told the 2nd Mrs Cruise," she knows why" he dumped her.

"He knows why" the 3rd Mrs Cruise has dumped him.

Karma's a bitch!

750 days ago
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