Tom and Katie were snapped in New York City Thursday night to “support the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project.” Katie looks beautiful!
Tom was there to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Scientology. He’s doing it under the guise of a detox program for members of the New York Fire Department who participated in the 9/11 clean-up.
There’s only problem: No one from the hierarchy of the FDNY endorses this program. The people I’ve talked to are furious with Tom Cruise, and want the rank and file of firemen in New York to stay away from it.
Reportedly the firemen who accepted free treatment, were swallowed into Scientology. And while last night’s event was billed as a “fundraiser,” reportedly the firemen and their families didn’t paying for their own tickets.
“The idea is just to get them in,” says a source.
The detox program is nothing new, either, say critics of Scientology. It’s just the group’s program called Purification Rundown. The course has been around a long time and has no scientific or medicinal value that can be proven by any physicians other than Scientologists.
Interestingly, New York City Councilman Hiram Monserrate of Queens, has suddenly become Scientology’s new cheerleader. Hiram Monserrate drafted an official proclamation to have Thursday recognized by the city council as L. Ron Hubbard Day in honor of the late science-fiction writer who invented Scientology.
That all sounds very strange!