In an unforgettable interview on The Howard Stern Show As of 2013, Kirstie Alley talked about how she found Scientology. Alley struggled with cocaine and asked a friend who was a Scientologist for help. The friend sent the book to Alley Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard and Alley said they read it while “snorting coke through the whole thing”. At the end of the book, Alley said she thought, “This is either the greatest deception in the world or the greatest discovery in the world.” So Alley moved to California to find out!
Alley said that her parents were concerned about her burgeoning interest in Scientology and that her mother even handed her a dictionary and asked Alley to look up the word “cult.” But Alley said the definition was too harmless to scare her, and she thought that if she could get out of drugs, she could get out of a cult.
She spoke to Stern about the persecution she is experiencing in Hollywood because of her belief. “I think that’s the most repulsive thing a person can do to attack another person’s beliefs. Because belief is what you’re looking for to have hope and that’s what you’re looking to help other people, and I just think it’s really wrong. ”Alley said (via HuffPost).
“If you generalize and if your goal is to slander and say things about an entire group … if you choose to make a blanket statement: ‘Scientology is evil’, you are my enemy,” Alley added.