Saturday, June 30, 2012

How Do Scientologists Divorce?

News that Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise spurred THIS Good Morning America article analyzing how the Church of Scientology handles divorce.

"The Church of Scientology, however, is much clearer on the rituals and practices of marriage than it is on divorce, according to experts and the church's own official website. Rather than focus on divorce, the church concentrates on improving couples' relationships through therapy.

"'There's no real annulment in the church. Many members have been divorced, even founder L. Ron Hubbard was married three times,' Kent said. The church does not allow members to have contact with disconnected, or excommunicated members of the faith, making divorce inevitable sometimes when one spouse wants to continue in the faith and another wants to leave the church, according to Kent. 'If one person wants to stay in church, he can't have contact with someone who holds doubts or criticism of the group. The doubter is called a PTS, potential trouble source.'"

1 comment:

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