Scientologist Elisabeth Moss Explains Why She’s Still An LGBT Ally Despite The Church’s Oppressive Beliefs

Elisabeth Moss needs to maintain her private beliefs private.  The Handmaid’s Tale star defended her perception in Scientology in a brand new interview with The Daily Beast, a subject she hardly ever discusses seeing as how the faith clashes with the feminist and pro-LGBT values the actress additionally claims to have. As Moss explains it, she is usually a member of the Church of Scientology whereas not precisely subscribing to all its beliefs. She’s a Diet Scientologist, if you’ll: one who tremendous helps the LGBT neighborhood, regardless of the church claiming to have methods to “cure” homosexuality. Related: Tom Cruise Is ‘A God’ To Scientology Members When requested concerning the faith she was raised in since childhood, the actress admitted: “Listen, it’s a complicated thing because the things that I believe in, I can only speak to my personal experience and my personal beliefs. One of the things I believe in is freedom of speech. I believe we as humans should be able to critique things. I believe in freedom of the press. I believe in people being able to speak their own opinions. I don’t ever want to take that away from anybody, because that actually is very important to me.” Moss went on to say that she hopes critics “educate themselves” and kind their very own opinions concerning the faith like she apparently has. Because, consider it or not, the Emmy winner says her private beliefs lineup “so perfectly” with the themes of oppression in her Hulu sequence. She continued: “At the same time, I should hope that people educate themselves for themselves and form their own opinion, as I have. The things that I believe in personally, for me, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the ability to do something that is artistically fulfilling but is also personally fulfilling, I’ve never had that. The Handmaid’s Tale lines up so perfectly parallel with my own beliefs in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the things that this country was actually built on.” Inneresting that she’s harping on about private freedoms when Scientology has been closely criticized for doing the precise reverse to its members — from forcing them to shun non-practicing members of the family to claims of pressured labor in its spiritual order, the Sea Org. But, hey… that’s between her and Xenu. The 36-year-old was a lot much less defensive when it got here to the faith’s reported intolerance of homosexuality. Condemning the anti-LGBT stance of many writings of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard, Moss mentioned being anti-gay is “not [her] bag,” explaining: “Which is not where I stand. It’s like, it’s a lot to get into and unpack that I can’t do. But that is not my bag. I am obviously a huge feminist and huge supporter of the LGBTQ community and believe so strongly – I can’t even tell you – in people being able to do what they want to do, to love who they want to love, to be the person that they want to be – whoever that is. To me, it’s a huge reason why I love doing the show.” It all retains coming again to The Handmaid’s Tale, apparently… Related: Scientology Blames Murder On Leah Remini’s ‘Hate-Filled’ Docuseries Making it clear that whereas she wasn’t distancing herself from the church, she positive as heck was distancing herself from a few of its oppressive beliefs, Moss concluded: “That’s all I can say. I can’t speak to what other people believe, I can’t speak to what other people’s experiences have been. That’s where I stand and the only place I can speak from is my own.” Sounds like she’s taking what she likes concerning the faith and ignoring the remainder — which might be good… if the remainder wasn’t splitting up households and bodily stunning the homosexual out of its members. Do you, gurl! [Image via FayesVision/WENN] … Read extra at