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Johnny Lewis

DEEP Scientology Ties

9/28/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Johnny Lewis
-- the "Sons of Anarchy" star who murdered his landlady, dismembered her cat and then fell to his death in what appears to be a drug-fueled rage -- had deep ties to Scientology and its drug abuse program ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned Johnny's father, Michael Lewis, has reached one of the highest levels in the Church of Scientology. In fact, in the 80s Michael co-wrote a movie with L. Ron Hubbard about L.Ron's "discovery" of Dianetics. 

Johnny was also active in the Church, especially the drug abuse program -- Narconon. In 2004, Johnny is seen (above) speaking at a substance abuse prevention event in the O.C. on behalf of Narconon. The reason Johnny spoke was because he was in a new show, "Quintuplets," and Scientology posted on its website that Johnny's mother used the principles of Narconon to keep him off drugs, and it worked.

Ironically, it didn't work because -- as we reported -- Johnny was in rehab this year (not Narconon) and eyewitnesses say he was clearly on drugs at the time of the murder.

Interestingly ... after we contacted Scientology about this story, they removed the photo of Johnny from all of their websites as well as the story about his appearance at the O.C. drug abuse event.

A Scientology source tells TMZ ... Lewis was not active in the Church for several years.

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46.

Puhleeeze    

Other religions want equal time in receiving their fair share of media defamation!

In a flash press release issued by Religions United for Something, the world's larger religions say they hope TMZ and other media will feature the birth religions of all criminals in every crime covered by media:

Roman Catholics want mention of Cosa Nostra deaths and disappearances.

Southern Baptists desire credit for drunk driving, deadly bar-fights and shootings.

The many Asian religions practiced by Yakuza, the Tongs and Korean gangs feel they have not got their message across and are claiming unfair discrimination.

And let's not forget the devout IRA and the famous Jewish mafia.

These religions loyally provide our country hundreds of times the number of criminals you see from these straight-laced and usually boring Scientologists.

Large religions need publicity, too! It's not fair to favor Scientologists over others in the press.

669 days ago
47.

seb    

poor cat

668 days ago
48.

Puhleeeze    

Other religions want equal time in receiving their fair share of media defamation!

In a flash press release issued by Religions United for Something, the world's larger religions say they hope TMZ and other media will feature the birth religions of all criminals in every crime covered by media:

Roman Catholics want mention of Cosa Nostra deaths and disappearances.

Southern Baptists desire credit for drunk driving, deadly bar-fights and shootings.

The many Asian religions practiced by Yakuza, the Tongs and Korean gangs feel they have not got their message across and are claiming unfair discrimination.

And let's not forget the devout IRA and the famous Jewish mafia.

These religions loyally provide our country hundreds of times the number of criminals you see from these straight-laced and usually boring Scientologists.

Large religions need publicity, too! It's not fair to favor Scientologists over others in the press.

668 days ago
49.

Spicy mag    

Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids.

668 days ago
50.

Atahualpa    

Other religions want equal time in receiving their fair share of media defamation!

In a flash press release issued by Religions United for Something, the world's larger religions say they hope TMZ and other media will feature the birth religions of all criminals in every crime covered by media:

Roman Catholics want mention of Cosa Nostra deaths and disappearances,

Southern Baptists desire credit for drunk driving, deadly bar-fights and shootings,

The many Asian religions practiced by Yakuza, the Tongs and Korean gangs feel they have not got their message across and are claiming unfair discrimination.

And let's not forget the devout IRA and the famous Jewish mafia.

These religions loyally provide our country hundreds of times the number of criminals you see from these straight-laced and usually boring Scientologists.

Large religions need publicity, too! It's not fair to favor Scientologists over others in the press.

668 days ago
51.

Atahualpa    

Other religions want equal time in receiving their fair share of media defamation!

In a flash press release issued by Religions United for Something, the world's larger religions say they hope TMZ and other media will feature the birth religions of all criminals in every crime covered by media:

Roman Catholics want mention of Cosa Nostra deaths and disappearances,

Southern Baptists desire credit for drunk driving, deadly bar-fights and shootings,

The many Asian religions practiced by Yakuza, the Tongs and Korean gangs feel they have not got their message across and are claiming unfair discrimination.

And let's not forget the devout IRA and the famous Jewish mafia.

These religions loyally provide our country hundreds of times the number of criminals you see from these straight-laced and usually boring Scientologists.

Large religions need publicity, too! It's not fair to favor Scientologists over others in the press.

668 days ago
52.

meccano    

Narconon is as full of BS as the rest of the cult. Google "Narconon" and "deaths" and see all that pops up. It's not just some some addicts don't recover or slip back into their addictions; it's that people DIE in the program.

668 days ago
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