Paul Haggis takes on the Church of Scientology

Canadian writer-director quit San Diego branch over its opposition to gay marriage

In 2009, Canadian writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash) resigned from the Church of Scientology over its San Diego branch’s support of an anti-gay-marriage ballot initiative in California. Since then, Haggis has become one of the most prominent ex-Scientologists in America. Now, he’s spoken to the New Yorker‘s Lawrence Wright about his break with the group that is famous for its Hollywood celebrity following, including his meeting with several other Hollywood Scientologist friends who tried to get him to change his mind, and told him that he shouldn’t be complaining publicly about the church: “If you have a complaint, there’s a complaint line.”

New Yorker

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