Leah Remini and Leaving the Church

Leah Remini and Leaving the Church

"Souls Back" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
Leah Remini wrote a book about her experiences with the Church of Scientology. Bad girl! She's not supposed to do that. Here's some of the things she's revealed so far. You should see what the Church of Scientology is saying about her now. It reminds me of something I read earlier today:
"When a narcissist has lost control over you, they try to control how others see you."
I did another cartoon earlier this year about a woman being warned not to share her wounds. Check it out! I worked for an international ministry in 2002-2003. When I left I was told to sign a gag order before I could get my last paycheck and my severance package. I didn't sign. When I pastored local churches it was always hard to see people go. Even now, as I facilitate an online community The Lasting Supper, it is hard to see people go. But I learned a long time ago that people want to be just as free as I want to be. I also know people have the right to be just as free as I have the right to be. Why do churches do this? For many reasons. Essentially, they want to possess something that's yours. Your soul maybe? I like what Anne Lammott says:
"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better."
So Leah is telling her story. I tell mine. You tell yours! Take everything with you that's yours.

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