When Leah Remini left the church of Scientology, fellow member Kirstie Alley seemed to have no problem with it. What the Cheers star did have a problem with, though, was how Leah openly discussed being “shunned” by friends in the church because of her decision.
“The thing about me is, I don’t care what religion you are,” she told Howard Stern. “If someone is attacking your religion, I will have your back, and I will defend you. I think that is the most repulsive thing a person can do, attack another person’s faith. Because a faith is what you look to to have hope, and is what you look to to help other people. I just think it’s really wrong.”
Before targeting Leah directly, Kirstie commented that she’s had tons of friends who left Scientology. “It’s not true that you cannot [leave],” she explained. “You’re not shunned, you’re not chased. All that stuff’s bulls—.” Of course, these comments are quite the opposite of what Leah told Ellen DeGeneres during a recent interview.
The 62-year-old continued to explain that, although she wasn’t close with Leah before, she had no issue with her until she bashed the church after leaving. “I have blocked her on Twitter,” she admitted. “Because she’s a bigot. If someone was really out there [saying these things about your religion], would they be your friend? They wouldn’t be mine. It’s not selective, I just won’t have people like that in my life.”