I know I am drowning everyone with TomKat stories today, but there seems to be a lot of movement in the Xenu Celebrity Disciple Camp today. Tom Cruise is throwing a fundraiser in New York City for his Scientology detox program he has set up there:
A New York City councilman has endorsed the controversial 9/11 detoxification program co-founded by Tom Cruise by undergoing the procedure himself. Hiram Monserrate, who is hosting a gala fundraiser for the treatment later this month, underwent 30 days of exercise, dietary changes and 2 1/2-to-4 hour stints in a sauna and claims the results were remarkable.
He tells the New York Post, “I will tell you I felt 100 times better after the program than I’ve felt in the last 15 years.”
And he insists he’s been approached by scores of Ground Zero rescue workers who have also used the treatment after exposure to high levels of toxins.
He says, “I did not meet one person in this program who said to me, ‘Hiram, I did not feel better.’ I don’t have a science degree, but if it made them feel better, it should be made available to any rescue worker.”
I’m pretty sure there aren’t many patients running up to their doctors either and saying “Doctor, I did not feel better after that lobotomy”, but surely that is a matter of conjecture.
I may be willing to give Cruise the benefit of the doubt about his detox program, just as long as he doesn’t ram his beliefs down the throats of people who go there for a harmless detox. The Church of Scientology had an Easter Egg hunt this past Sunday at their HQ down the road from me (what are the odds I ended up living there?), and it seemed harmless enough, with all the pink and yellow balloons taped outside the bricked walls of Saint Hill Manor. Mind you, I didn’t seem any of the kids in my neighborhood running up to collect eggs with their parents.
Note by Celebitchy Jessie is more generous with Scientology than I am. There’s plenty of evidence that Scientology is a cult that ruins lives and that this “detox program” is a dangerous scam to get new suckers into the fold. Not only is the L. Ron detox medically unsound, it could be giving 911 heroes with precarious health false hope in exchange for selling their souls to Xenu. Scientology’s claims of success are based on psuedo science and testimonials, and there is no scientifically proven study that it works. Even if it’s effective for some, is it worth the trade off to have a cult try and influence your life decisions, thoughts, and how you interact with friends and family in order to learn how to take more vitamins and have health-cleansing saunas?