Rapper Fresh Confirms Scientology Rumours

Veteran rapper DOUG E. FRESH is hip-hop's first Scientologist after converting to the controversial faith eight years ago.
The La Di Da Di star, 42, has previously drawn inspiration from aspects of Christianity and Islam, but has confirmed longstanding rumours of his affiliation to Scientology, the religion which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its followers.
Fresh reveals he was introduced to the faith by late soul legend Isaac Hayes when he was dating New York radio DJ Miss Jones.
In an interview with Essence magazine, he says, "I am the first hip-hop artist to do it (convert to Scientology). Isaac Hayes was a former co-worker of Miss Jones and he told her about it.
"I went with her to one of the classes. Miss Jones stopped going but I continued. I found it fascinating. It changed how I thought. I've learned how to look at things and not judge them but respect them and use it in a way that people understand that I respect them, show them love and respect their reality."
And Fresh hopes to use his knowledge of the religion to educate others who may be sceptical of the faith.
He adds, "Scientology is not a white religion. It is not just for white people. Scientology is not written with disrespect toward God. It doesn't worship something that is evil. It is scientific, mathematical, and spiritual. The black community has to check it out and see what's there. I'm not saying it's for everyone, but you have to take a look. You may be amazed at what you get."


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Let me share with you some of Scientology cult founder L. Ron Hubbard's racist insanity. No Scientologist would dare to repudiate these comments, as they are Scientology "scripture." They will give you some weaselly answer, but they will NOT say: "Hubbard was wrong."Here's just ONE of MANY racist quotes from L. Ron Hubbard:Actually, have you ever noticed how a Negro, in particular down south, where they're pretty close to the soil, personifies MEST? The gate post and the wagon and the whip and anything around there. A hat -- they talk to 'em, you know. "Wassa madda wit you, hat?" They imbue them with personality. -- L. Ron Hubbard, "Therapy" section of Technique 80 ("Route to Infinity" tapes), Part I, a lecture given on 21 May 1952Google "Hubbard" and "racist quotes" for lots more.To Doug E. Fresh: WAS HUBBARD WRONG, YES or NO?
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If Doug E Fresh is supporting Scientology as well as MC Lyte then who really cares what might have happen in the 1950's. For what I understand about Scientology its more of a study in improving your life skills.
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I think its great Doug E Fresh has finally come out about his beliefs in scientology. The scientology faith does many wonderful things for the african-american community especially in Ghicago, Harlem, and south central LA. I dont think this will be the first african-american celebrity to convert, as we know Will Smith is close and his wife Jada is most likely a particpant also - and there are more and more african-americans around america practicing scientology each day.The best thing about scientology is you do not need to give up your traditional faith - there are a lot of baptist/scientologists, pentecostal/scientologists, christian/scientologists, islamic/scientologists, jewish/scientologists. etc....
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"Scientology is not a white religion"????First things first. Scientology is NOT a religion. Scientology meets every definition of a CULT.Second. I grew up in Scientology, in Hollywood. There were NO African students at the schools. There were no Africans (only one) working at the ORG (ORG = cults headquarters). Remember, this is in Hollywood, California. L. Ron Hubbard was a screaming racist, amongst other vile thing. He never changed his 1950 bigoted attitude towards non-whites. Any one that joins scientology can expect to have their right abused at some point, regardless of race. That is how scientology has grown to the size it is. They have destroyed anyone that threatened them and cleaned out the bank accounts of anyone gullible enough to let them.
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Hi Meowcow,How is this racist? LRH is saying that blacks (and other races and cultures, if you listen to other lectures) give life and spirit to things. That's what he means by "personifies". If anything, it's a compliment -- these cultures recognize the fundamental spirituality in things. How are you concluding that it's racist?I've been in and around Scientology for decades. Racist is exactly opposite of what Scientology and Hubbard are/were.Regards,Beowulf
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Beck was the first rapper $cientologist.
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This site edited my last comment,I did not say that beck was the first rapper I said beck was the first scientology rapper,however I spelled scientology with a $ sign instead of an S and think thats why I was edited.
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I hope they tell him that whatever he confesses to in his confessionals, will be used against him if he ever leaves the cult.That to leave the cult and expose them is a death sentence in more ways than one. They are more revengeful than the mafia and the Columbian mafia put together.They need bright stars to give their dark hearts light in the public's eye, since their reputation is going down they need puppets on their strings.Black ones will bring in the new people to scam.have they told him that LRH was a racists? THE RONBOT HUNTERALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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