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Normally I don't do the celeb crap, but this one has my attention because of the Scientology connection.
I know we can never know what actually goes on behind closed doors, but watching some of the clips they were showing of Tom and Katie together, you can see this discomfort on Katie's face. She did not look as happy as they claimed she was.
From what I gather, she filed for divorce for fear of losing Suri. Something about the way Scientology (based on former member's comments) treats (brainwashes?) children.
What are your thoughts? Should Scientology or any religion be taken into consideration when deciding custody of children?
**this is in religion because of the scientology aspect and that is what I want to discuss, not the entertainment part*
Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Jul. 3, 2012
Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 11:38 AM on Jul. 3, 2012
Normally? No. However, I do think if a one parent can make the case that the other is using religion in what can be perceived as an abusive manner. In that case, I think it is not so much about the religion as it is parenting. If a case can be made that Scientology and/or the manner in which Cruise wanted to raise his child within it is cultish than yes, it becomes a factor.
I don't know much about Scientology and what little info I have seen is typically from those that are not always reporting without agenda.In this case, I would remember that Katie is a woman seeking sole custody and a divorce. While she's yet to publicly say much of anything, when she does, her slant will be...well slanted. On the other hand, what I have read (like this TIME piece and some of the links off it)
Answer by ldmrmom at 2:01 PM on Jul. 3, 2012
Answer by ldmrmom at 2:09 PM on Jul. 3, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 3:29 PM on Jul. 3, 2012
Answer by isabellalecour at 3:36 PM on Jul. 3, 2012