Is Tom Cruise Gay?

Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:02:16 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Kara Franklin"
From: "Delia True"
Subject: Re: serious question

--- Kara Franklin wrote:

> Is tom cruise gay?

Realize the answer to this question is not an easy one, but I'll give it a try.

Here's what the "experts" and "speculators" say:

According to the Church of Scientology, homosexuality is weakness. Rather than biological (ie. the theory that people are born that way), Scientologists believe it is an affliction that any individual can overcome through sheer willpower.

So is Tom Cruise gay? Rumors say true. Scientology says false. Because Tom Cruise is a full-time Scientologist and only a part-time rumor, I would say that he is not gay. Of course, it all depends on your definition of homosexual. And it also depends on how good of a Scientologist Tom Cruise really is. It's quite possible he's publicly overcompensating for private failure.

Then again, this may just be another act in the theatre I like to call the media circus. After all, these people are fine actors. Scientology could just be a big joke celebrities play on the gossip-junkie public. I can hear Tom laughing his laugh right now at my intrusive probe into his sexual leanings. He's uncorking a bottle of bubbly right now to celebrate the wonders this gay debate will do for the box office receipts of his upcoming War of the Worlds and his future wife Katie Holmes' latest film, Batman Begins, now in theaters.

Then again, again, Scientology may just represent the next revolution in faith-based organizations, priming to attract followers and prove itself as more than just a cult but a real force to be reckoned with in the coming years. It's all in the Church's mission:

"The aims of Scientology are a world without insanity, without criminals, without war, where the able can prosper and where Man is free to rise to greater heights."

If I'm reading this right, the Scientological emphasis lies in the power of the individual and his responsibility to better himself, overcoming addictions and behavior such as homosexuality. Sounds like the American Dream to me. I'm surprised more people haven't joined Tom Cruise in his quest of self-righteousness. President Bush and his cabinet fit the profile. Maybe that's the missing puzzle piece to Scientology taking over the world and Battlefield Earth becoming more than just John Travolta's worst career move.

But whatever Tom's case may be, I'd rather not rise to greater heights. I'm happy right where I am. But if Scientology is partially responsible for Tom Cruise's consistently intriguing movie roles, I don't care if he's gay or starts living on Dawson's Creek, he should keep on rising with it.

Tom, wherever it comes from, please don't ever stop the magic. As a lifelong movie fan, I grew up watching your career evolve with fascination, and unlike Cheers and Chevy Chase, you never went away. I don't care if you're gay. All I really care about is that you continue rising to greater heights as an actor, and if the Scientological submission of your true sexuality helps you do that, it is a great, great thing indeed.

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