The issue of Scientology is likely to complicate the impending divorce between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, according to a source with knowledge of the case as well as some legal experts. The source, who talked to The Times on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the case, said Scientology and what role it would play in Suri’s upbringing was a key factor in the split. Cruise is a prominent member of Scientology. – Scientology complicates Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce casent member of Scientology
THE POLITICS OF RELIGION in a relationship is compounded when parents disagree about how their children should be raised, but that’s usually figured out at the time people get married. Religions come in all stripes, but the Episcopal Church doesn’t require maniacal devotion or secrecy. I wouldn’t trust any religion that would, whether it’s Scientology, Mormonism or some other faith.
It’s interesting to me that over the many years I conducted interviews with people on their relationships and marriage, I never once encountered a man converting to the woman’s religion. Katie Holmes, once a Catholic, came as close to converting to Scientology as it comes when she married the die hard fundamentalist Cruise, whose religion obviously doesn’t require any fidelity to the sanctity of marriage. This is Cruise’s third marriage.
As for keeping Suri away from Scientology, Katie Holmes won’t get sole custody unless she’s holding something over Tom Cruise’s head. The gossip on that score is running wild.