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TV star Jason Beghe says Scientology: a 'destructive, rip off'

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April 15, 2008 03:40pm

Note: Video contains volumes of naughty words used in a manner of emphasizing both major and minor points about Scientology. 

A TV star who once spruiked for the Church of Scientology, has escaped the religion and slammed it on YouTube, dubbing it 'destructive' and a 'rip off'.

US TV star Jason Beghe has slammed the Church of Scientology, after he first appeared in in promotional spots for the Church of Scientology during 2005, reports Foxnews.com

Beghe starred as Demi Moore's love interest in G.I. Jane.

He's been featured in numerous TV dramas such as 'Criminal Minds,' 'Numb3rs', and 'CSI.'

Jason BegheHe was best man at the wedding of "X Files" star David Duchovny (his childhood pal) and actress Tea Leoni.

Beghe has escaped the Church after taking courses since 1994. 

He said: "It's very, very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution.

"I think it stunts your evolution.

"If Scientology is real, then something's fed up.

The video is billed as a three-minute teaser to a longer interview with Beghe that is on its way.  But the short video packs a powerful punch.

Beghe has completed so many courses that he's considered a top Scientologist, like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley.

 

UPDATE:  The full interview of David Beghe has been released.  Click here to view.