So last night Katie Holmes had her first performance of All My Sons on Broadway, attended by her ever supportive husband Tom Cruise. Outside the theater, picketers from one of the anti-Scientology groups were holding up signs declaring "Free Katie Holmes" and chanting that Scientology Kills. One protester told The New York Daily News: 'We aren't protesting Katie. But Scientology is a cult and once you become a member you can't leave, and we've heard that Katie isn't able to leave because of Tom Cruise.' A member of the 30 strong group shouted: 'It is evil. Scientology kills people. It follows you home at night. It is perverted.'
Now, anyone who reads this blog, knows that I believe that Scientology is a brain-washing cult, but I have to say that I thought it was inappropriate to potentially ruin her first performance of her very first play on Broadway, protesting, no matter how good their intentions. And I have to question, how much of it was just a publicity stunt to get attention for their cause, and how much was genuine concern for Katie Holmes?
I would suggest that they focus more of their concern on Mr. Cruise, who is an actual, active member of the church, rather than on poor Katie, at this point. I have a feeling that she probably doesn't need their help. When the bloom goes off the rose, and she starts to question what she's learning, she'll shake off the mantel of Scientology on her own. At the moment, she's just dabbling and learning what it is.
So give the girl a break, and focus your attention on hubby.