47-year old television and film actor Jason Beghe is a former Scientologist spokesperson who is not afraid to speak about his negative experiences with the cult. He has a new segment of an interview up on YouTube in which he says that it’s not true that anyone in Scientology has achieved enlightenment and that the further up you get in the organization the worse it is for your mental health.
Ruggedly handsome actor Jason Beghe was best man at the wedding of “X-Files” star David Duchovny (his childhood pal) and actress Tea Leoni. In 1998, he starred as Demi Moore’s love interest in “G.I. Jane.” He’s been featured in numerous TV dramas such as “Criminal Minds,” “Numb3rs” and “CSI.”
In 2005, Beghe appeared in promotional spots for the Church of Scientology. But now, Beghe has escaped the church after taking courses since 1994. He’s made a video that’s up on YouTube.
This is what he has to say: “Scientology is destructive and a rip-off.”
He also says: “It’s very, very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution. I think it stunts your evolution. If Scientology is real, then something’s f—ed up.”
You can see from the video that Beghe does not mince words. But his refreshing candor about the religion he joined in 1994 should shake the Celebrity Center to its core.
“It ain’t deliverin’ what it’s promised. It sure has not.”
The video is billed as a three-minute teaser to a longer interview with Beghe that’s on its way. But the short video packs a powerful punch. Beghe still uses a lot of Scientology lingo like “OT” and “clear.” Still, it’s quite easy to understand the point he’s making. After 14 years and a tremendous amount of money, he’s seeing Scientology in a different light.
[From Foxnews.com via The Huffington Post]
Beghe says that it’s all a crock of shit and that being brainwashed to be happy is worse than being depressed. He says that he is lucky to be out of it now:
Warning if you’re at work with speakers – this has a lot of f bombs:
Thanks to the group Anonymous, which has been protesting Scientology and leading the cause online, people are feeling comfortable enough to speak out against it. This is a cult that has a lot of its detractors die in suspicious “suicides” so it does take a tremendous amount of courage to publicly talk about any negative experiences. Maybe Beghe’s story will encourage other people scammed by this deceptive and deadly organization to speak out.
Beghe’s testimonial is still up on one of Scientology’s websites. His profile states that “It is a rocket ride to spiritual freedom.”