Leah Remini quits Church of Scientology

4:29 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) One of Scientology's famous followers -- which include Tom Cruise and John Travolta -- has apparently quit the Church.

King of Queens star Leah Remini is making a "dramatic break" from the Church of Scientology, reports the New York Post. A source tells the Post that Remini is quitting because of policies that don't allow parishioners to question leader David Miscavige's management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order. She also reportedly doesn't agree that followers must cease contact with family members branded as "suppressive persons" if they choose to leave the church.

"It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people," a source said of her decision. "She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of 'religion.'"

Remini's rep has not responded to USA TODAY's request for comment.

Cindy Clark, USA TODAY

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