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Reading "Going Clear"

I'm almost finished with "Going Clear" and it is filled with some pretty messed up stuff. In the final section, the author talks about how in 1994 a well known spokesperson for the church was caught on video tape having sex with several men. The church was frantic to get the tape out of fear their spokesperson would be revealed as gay. No other clue is provided as to who this spokesperson was. Of course we can guess who it could be, there are two prime suspects: Travolta or Cruise. For what it's worth, Travolta comes off as very sympathetic in the book. There is a strong implication that the church used his homosexuality to blackmail him in staying in after a time when he sort of drifted away from the church. An incident is recalled where Travolta admonished another Scientologist for calling someone a faggot. Another where he helps a church member counter the bigotry she faced once she came out as gay. Cruise on the other hand comes across as vain, needy, shallow and an all around douche bag.


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