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Kirstie Alley Calls Leah Remini 'Bigot' For Scientology Criticism

Kirstie Alley is slamming Leah Remini for criticizing Scientology after her much talked about split from the controversial religion.

In an interview with Howard Stern, Alley said Remini was a "bigot" for criticizing her faith.

"The thing about me is, I don't care what religion you are. If someone is attacking your religion, I will have your back, and I will defend you. I think that is the most repulsive thing a person can do, attack another person's faith," the Alley told Stern.

"Because a faith is what you look to to have hope, and is what you look to to help other people. I just think it's really wrong and I think history has proven how wrong it is."

The former Cheers star, who has been a devotee for four decades, said she didn't believe Remini's claim that she "lost friends" when she left because they were no longer allowed to talk to her.

"First of all, I just want to everyone to know I have hundreds of friends and people that I know that have come into Scientology and left Scientology," Alley said. "It is not true that you cannot. You're not shunned, you're not chased. All that stuff is bulls--t."

"And when you're generalizing, when your goal is to malign and to say things about an entire group -- there are tens of millions of Scientologists in the world -- when you decide to blanket statement that 'Scientology is evil,' you are my enemy," she said bluntly.

"The truth is, I don't think I've seen Leah for seven or eight years, not for any reason other than I'm acting, and she's acting," Alley said. "I didn't care if she was in or out. I have blocked her on Twitter because she's a bigot."

"If someone was out there doing that, would they be your friend? They wouldn't be mine. It's not selective, I just won't have people in my life that are that."

December 9, 2013 |

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