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    Elisabeth Moss Opened Up About Scientology And How It Relates To "The Handmaid's Tale"

    "I can only speak to my personal beliefs."

    Speaking openly about the beliefs and practices of Scientology is a controversial topic in Hollywood.


    But when actor and Scientologist Elisabeth Moss was asked about it in a recent interview with the Daily Beast, she explained why her beliefs don't always coincide with other Scientologists' views.

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    "It’s a complicated thing because the things that I believe in, I can only speak to my personal experience and my personal beliefs."

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    "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."

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    "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."

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    Elisabeth was also able to find a connection between the "fulfilling" work she does on The Handmaid's Tale and her personal life.


    "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."


    But Elisabeth does not believe in any anti-gay views associated with Scientology. She admitted she does "not stand" with Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s history of anti-LGBTQ writings.


    "I am obviously a huge feminist and huge supporter of the LGBTQ community and believe so strongly 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."

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    "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."

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    You can read more about Elisabeth Moss and her stance on Scientology at the Daily Beast.