Jenna Elfman Defends Scientology Against Critics

Jenna Elfman is a proud Scientologist, whether you like it or not.

While speaking to Us Weekly at the NASCAR Auto Club 400 race in Fontana, California, the “Fear the Walking Dead” star credits the religion with helping her “stay grounded” for the past 30 years.

“The controversy is boring,” the “Dharma & Greg” alum said about the church’s negative press. “It’s nothing to me. I know what I know, and how much it helps me.”

During a 2018 interview with People’s “Chatter” talk show, the actress said the teachings of founder L. Ron Hubbard have positively impacted her relationship with husband Bodhi Elfman, who she married in 1995.

“Well, I’ve been a Scientologist for 28 years and that’s a huge part of what helps us keep our communication going, and our relationship,” Elfman said at the time.

“We’ve never cheated on each other, we’ve never broken up. We hang in there. Raising children, maintaining my sanity in a crazy world. Our world is crazy, it’s getting crazier, and Hollywood is the ne plus ultra of crazy,” she added, referencing the couple’s two sons: Easton, 10, and Story, 12.

While encouraging people to not believe everything they read about Scientology, Elfman remarked, “I use it every single day of my life and it keeps me energized and vivacious and happy. I like literally have so much going on. Why am I going to go: ‘You know, let me put some negativity in my life. Let me go see who’s being a bigot.’ Why would I search for bigotry in this world when it’s the one thing that’s been this huge help in my life to keep me sane and to raise great kids?”

In 2017, while promoting her since-canceled sitcom “Imaginary Mary,” Elfman participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) where she was bombarded with questions about her faith.

Some users even accused Elfman and/or her team of creating fake accounts just to ask non-Scientology-related questions.

“It’s amazing how many users created an account seemingly just for this AMA,” one social media user wrote.

“Jenna, why did all the new accounts leave at the same time you did?” another asked.


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