Kirstie Alley Has a Little Something to Say About Paul Haggis
One of the most interesting things about the fallout from Paul Haggis's blistering Scientology kiss-off is how quiet it's been. Haggis has issued no further statement, and the church hasn't gone to great lengths to rebut him. Even Kirstie Alley, who occasionally addresses Scientology in her frequent Twitter posts, appeared to go into radio silence for a little while. Never fear, though: Alley is back up and ready to take this issue on! Well, mostly.
The Haggis claim Alley seeks to dispel isn't about "disconnection" or the church's misuse of private information, and indeed, she never references Haggis directly, but over the course of the last fifteen hours, she's taken issue with the main concern that led Haggis on his eye-opening journey: the San Diego church of Scientology's alleged support of the anti-gay Proposition 8.
"NOT true my church supported prop 8 ... My church advocates human and civil rights for ALL and does not take political stands," Alley Tweeted. "I do NOT support prop 8 ... I believe people should marry whomever they want... It is a human rights issue."
Still, Alley's followers kept pressing her on the issue until she felt the need to explain further: "OK..ONE more time..and FOR THE RECORD..the Church of SCN. does NOT USE ANY $ TO support PROP 8 or NOT support PROP 8. PROPS R'nt US." She added, "just so you know.it wasn't even the San Diego's church who supported it.it was one lone idiot who put his name on a list and BAM."
Are you all satisfied? Can we just agree to air our differences over a ROOT BEER FLOAT AT SONIC RUUUUUUUUUUUUUN? You know, like gentlemen.
Kirstie Alley [Twitter]