Jenna Elfman compares Scientology criticism to torture of Christians

Committed cult member Jenna Elfman sure knows how to parrot Scientology’s “poor us” talking points. She said she ignores criticism of her religion because people who haven’t bothered to pay and get harassed in order to study it aren’t capable of telling her it’s a scam and a fraud. She also compares criticism of Scientology to the Roman’s persecution of Christianity.

“If someone starts talking to me negatively about something they’ve never actually studied that actual text of, I don’t really admire them very much because it shows they don’t have much integrity, so I just kind of ignore them,” Elfman told AAP in Sydney.

“I’m not going to listen to gossip and hearsay about something that’s affected my life so tremendously in such a tremendously positive way.”

Founded by American science-fiction author L Ron Hubbard in the 1950s, Scientology has received much criticism and been the butt of many jokes for its stance against modern psychiatry and belief in alien cosmologies.

Elfman compared its treatment to the way other religions had been persecuted through the ages.

“It’s a new religion. Historically every new religion has been [dismissed],” she said.

“People were hanged, fed to the lions for their beliefs so this is just a modern day evolution of what happens when something new comes into our culture.

“It is not fully understood yet.”

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And in a line that mimic’s Tom Cruise’s famous rant about how Scientologists are the authorities on everything and how they’re the only ones who can help in an emergency, she went on to basically call it a cure all:

“I’ve seen drug addicts completely rehabilitated, I’ve seen the illiterate become literate, I’ve seen people that were so depressed and hopeless completely rehabilitate their goals in life, become happier, find partners,” she said.

“It’s beautiful.”


Jenna’s partner Bodhi Elfman is the guy who introduced brave ex Scientologist Jason Beghe to Scientology. Actor Beghe recorded a series of interviews earlier this year in which he detailed the way he was deceived, brainwashed and robbed by the cult. He described how you’re told that you can achieve a state of clear, in which Scientologists claim you’ll never get sick and “no longer have a reactive mind.” Beghe said that all the courses, auditing, and programs he took through Scientology damaged him psychologically and cost him over a million dollars and years of his life.

I wonder if Jenna Elfman would accept criticism of her beloved religion from Beghe, who achieved a high status in the cult, has personal experience with it, and was even friends with her husband. It’s not gossip or hearsay coming from him. Beghe lived through it and is lucky to have survived without “committing suicide” with some exhaust pipes stuck in his bedroom window.

Our friends at Deceiver remind us that Elfman called AIDS “a state of mind, not a disease.”

Jenna Elfman is shown in Australia with her husband on 10/29/08. Credit: Bauergriffinonline

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  1. laurie says:

    I like how she has crazy eyes in your header photo.

  2. devilgirl says:

    Gee, if Scientology does all that, what do we any other religion for? The miracles that Elman has witnessed make me a believer- in Scientology, and Unicorns.

  3. Baholicious says:

    Unless she’s drawing a fish in the sand outside her door at the risk of being tossed into the arena with lions, she can go f*ck herself.

  4. Mairead says:

    Illiteracy is a disease now? Wow, you learn something new everyday 🙄

    Oh, and someone needs to bone up on their Classical history: the Romans didn’t dismiss new cults and were one of the most religiously tolerant regimes – so long as you paid homage to the three main deities and the Cult of the Emperor as these were seen as partly responsible for the success of the Empire.

    That and the fact that Scientologists haven’t been flung in the arena yet. 😉

  5. vdantev says:

    Ah but you see Jenna, Christianity is a real religion, based on teachings going back 2,000 years- not some 60’s era mind-control gobbledygook created by some crackpot would-be world dictator as a scam to bilk hurting people out of millions and using the glamour of celebrity to lure in fresh suckers. My bible didn’t cost me $190,000 dollars to enlighten me, but getting into Scientology will.

  6. HS says:



    That is all.

  7. ER says:

    Like her Scilon BFF Tom Cruise, the Elfman’s are bat-shit insane! Go Anonymous!!! Find out for yourself at exscientologykidsDOTcom and YouFoundTheCardDOTcom.

  8. Jess says:

    Such a shame. I actually used to like her. Now I know she’s crazy.

  9. notprfect says:

    First off, that dress is AWFUL! 😕

    Now that I’ve gotten the most important thing out of the way, time to discuss the scientolowackos. Well, looks like everyone else that already commented has said pretty much what I was going to say. Right on, you guys!

    I don’t care how many famous people join the cult of scientology, they’re not gonna convince me(or you guys :mrgreen: ) that scientolocrapola is a real religion or that it’s there to help its members. All that cult wants is more $$$$$$$$$. 🙄

  10. Codzilla says:

    Mairead: The first thing that came to my mind after reading the headline was: So they’re throwing Scientologists to the lions, now?

  11. laurie says:

    Crazy Eyes is entitled to her opinion.

    In the same way we are entitled to think she, Tommy Girl, and Stepford Katie are all batshit crazy.

  12. Ron says:

    Dearest Jenna,

    Sue Ellen from Dallas called and she is just a little more than pissed that you stole her dress and shoes. Please return them to 1980 Badress Lane, Dallas

    Thanks so Much,

    The Body Thetan Fashion Police

    PS You’re gonna pay for this one!

  13. 99 says:

    Forget the lions, They should be thrown to the IRS.

  14. ri23 says:

    Torture? No, that would be me having to watch an episode of Dharma and Greg.

  15. Murmur says:

    Never liked Dharma. Now I know why. What a stupid person.

  16. Elle says:

    Ugh! That’s all I have to say!

  17. Jess says:

    This is the woman that screams “Baby Rapist” at people that don’t agree with Scientology. She is one of the kookiest in that Cult. Crawl back into the hole you came out of, Jenna.

  18. okay... says:

    She’s delusional-

  19. gg says:

    wow, he really IS an Elf Man!

    rotfl @ Ron

  20. aleach says:

    wow scientology teaches people how to read??? man, good thing. but how did i ever learn how to read without it? thats odd…
    what a bunch of kooks…

  21. daisyfly says:

    So being a Scientologist makes you un-reactive?

    So WTF is she doing talking about all of the criticism?

    I think she needs to spend a bit more of that hard earned Dharma and Greg money (because we know she didn’t get any from that Richard Dreyfus bomb) on as many audits as possible so that she’s too damn tired to open her mouth anymore.

    Damn, am I glad I hated her show.

  22. xiaoecho says:

    She should be thrown to the lions for wearing those shoes. They are a crime against humanity

    ….on second glance, his shoes too

  23. Heidi says:

    Elfman called AIDS “a state of mind, not a disease.”

    I would never wish illness upon someone but some people are practically begging for it!

  24. Mairead says:

    LOL Codzilla, that would be one hell of a Peta protest!
    😆 @ 99

    Nevermind the shoes and dress – what in thenamajaysis is going on with the eye makeup?

  25. ER says:

    Hey, somebody up there posted under my initials. I’d just like to state for the record that it was NOT the original ER because I don’t swear. NOT saying others can’t, but I don’t, so I just don’t want there to be any confusion!

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  27. jennifer says:

    I find this woman so offensive it’s almost ridiculous (meaning, I shouldn’t be so offended by someone I don’t know but I am, to a large, large degree, so yeah – ridiculous) 😆

  28. ER says:

    Thanks for the tip Celebitchy – I now have a gravatar!

  29. Jenna Elfman needs to Get a Life.I don’t know what whacked out PR line she is promoting but studying the “Tech”of L. Ron Hubbard is obviously NOT doing her any good.It appears there is NO friendly welcoming website with regards the $cientology CULT,ONLY that which furnishes the very hatred that $cientology espouses upon the world at large.

    A Totalitarian regime that can see NOTHING other than WORLD dominance, hiding behind its numerous front groups of pretending to be bona fide humanitarian organizations that help the world at large.Utter RUBBISH.$cientology YOU are NOT the worlds Leading authority on ANYTHING let alone the science of the MIND.FLUNK!

  30. Hollz says:

    wow, TOTALLY didn’t recognize her!

  31. lindseey says:

    Can anybody here actually read??

    I’m absolutely against scientology, but she does have a point…

    “People were hanged, fed to the lions for their beliefs so this is just a modern day evolution of what happens when something new comes into our culture. It is not fully understood yet.”

    These days, nobody is fed to the lions literally, but they are persecuted for their beliefs, in a modern way: not thru violence, but thru stigmatism & defamation of character.

    All anybody has to do is mention scientology and they are labelled “bat shit crazy”. whether they are or not is beside the point.

    & LOLOLOLOLOL at gg … elfman hehehe

  32. stellapurdy says:

    meh, it’s her right to believe in anything she wants as long as she’s not harming anyone else.

  33. mark says:

    $cientology is $uch a great form of $pirituality. I mean, what el$e could you wor$hip and have your mind era$ed all for the co$t of all of your worldly good$? Not only that but upon reaching the highe$t levels of $piritual ec$tacy you find out that you are from another planet! Thi$ religion rock$!

  34. emeanie says:

    Yes. She is famous therefore she must be right. Now is the time for all of us to follow the teachings of a man that let his wife take the fall for his tax evasion. We must adhere to his every word because if we don’t we won’t be able to see him when we go to hell.

  35. mojoman says:

    Jenna, I dont need to pay millions to be literate, that’s what proper education is for. And by the way, your dress gives me a headache!

  36. Mairead says:

    Lindseey, if she wants to know about modern-day persecution of a cult, perhaps she should find out a little about what allegedly happens to members of Falun Gong in China.

  37. Baholicious says:

    @Mairead: Yup.

  38. Bob Dobalina says:

    meh…christians suck more.

  39. brista says:

    Dharma looks different.

  40. Codzilla says:

    Lindseey: Beginning your argument with such a pointless, and in this case, laughably inaccurate, insult is an excellent way to ensure no one takes you seriously. 🙄

  41. snappyfish says:

    AIDS is a state of mind? What an uneducated nincompoop

  42. Jinxy says:

    Actually her response in public if she or her “religion” is criticized is to scream CHILD RAPIST at the person who says her cult is shit at the top of her lungs. She’s an idiot, she’s untalented and got lucky with one TV show that she got via the casting couch.

    Loser in a cult that tortures sick people by putting them in church prisons to die in squalor and pain. Oh, and on medi-cal so the church, if they bring someone to the doctors at all, make the state pay the bill. Bilkers on every level.

  43. GREENEYES says:


  44. Jennifer says:

    You know, you can use the word “husband” or “spouse” instead of “partner.” They’re married.
    The Scientologists destroy their credibility with their religious beliefs and other stuff, but they’re right about the psychiatry thing.

  45. AlexanderNight says:

    I’m likin the fact that the founder of this farsicle religion was a science fiction author

  46. PGBokhari says:

    I actually liked the show, and still watch reruns of Dharma & Greg, but her affection for a cult, and a dangerous one at that leaves any sane person to go bat-shit crazy. Before jumping on the bandwagon with a bunch of famewhores she should have done a comparative analysis of other religions. She would have saved a bundle, and found spiritual elightenment without the need of a $25 gizmo brought from spares at radioshack. May she see the light of day.

  47. PG Bokhari says:

    After reading and posting my review of Ms. Elfman. I watched for just over two hours, Jason Beghe’s interview where he took us step by step into his desent into the cult, ad how one day he snapped out and got out. Bodhi Elfman introduced both Jenna and Jason into this secretive society, while he had his commission to live of Mr. Bighe, he now has Jenna’s millions to mooch off for the rest of his life.

  48. anna says:

    How laughable.REAL persecution of people of all kinds of faiths is going on today,and she compares the GENUINE concerns people have over her batshit insane cult to this kind of suffering? She needs to read up about the torture and jailing of Christians & Faulin Gong practitioners in China,the stoning of the former in Sharia Law countries;the atrocities that occurred in Bosnia,the fleeing of the Bahai from Iran.When shes gone through stuff like that,then she can bitch.Scientology is a mind control cult that disconnects families,charges the earth to control your life and pays its staff nothing and punishes them in prison camps if they want to leave.And when a guy wears a ‘Scientology is Gay’ tshirt she goes off her rocker and cries ‘Persecution!’.Poor indoctrinated fool.

  49. gobo says:

    AIDS is a state of mind? Let’s see her shoot herself full of HIV and then say that.

  50. ML says:

    I don’t know a whole lot about Scientology, but it seems as cracked as any cultish/religious belief. However, Scientology is really no more absurd than Christianity (or other religions.) Just because Christianity goes back 2,000 years doesn’t give it more credibility. It just means it’s been around longer, has a bigger following, and has already been socially accepted for a long time. And Christianity has employed some dirty tactics to ensure it’s survival, as well.

    The only thing surprising to me about Scientology is that humans are still willing to believe in silly, unfounded fantasies and try to push them onto others.

    All cults and religions are equally bizarre.

  51. lisa 78419 says:

    they are not right about the psychiatry thing and Christianity is not absurd;I bet you don’t know anything about these things if you disagree

  52. John says:

    I’ve met her and she was nothing but a nasty cvnt. her co star on dharma and greg was great. the woman who played his mother was also a nasty cvnt