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'Crash' director Paul Haggis quits Scientology

Title: 'Crash' director Paul Haggis quits Scientology
Date: Monday, 26 October 2009
Publisher: Associated Press
Author: Jake Coyle
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"Crash" director Paul Haggis has severed his ties with the Church of Scientology, in part because of what he alleged as the organization's stance against gay marriage. Haggis wrote a letter addressed to Tommy Davis, the head of Scientology's Celebrity Centre. In it, Haggis said he was disappointed by the church's tacit denial of gay rights in the debate over California's gay marriage ban. The 56-year-old Haggis, who won an Oscar in 2005 for co-writing "Crash," said he was quitting the ... [Read the rest at]