Elfmans Encounter Scientology-Bashing Director
Roecker was strolling in LA's Los Feliz neighborhood on Sunday, June 11 when he met the Elfmans, who immediately took offense at the t-shirt he was wearing.
Roecker was sporting a self-made black t-shirt with a picture of
In Roecker's account, the Elfmans began to shout at him, with the "Dharma & Greg" star repeatedly asking, "What crimes have you committed?" and "Have you raped a baby?" In return, he tried to question them about one of their central tenets: the story of Xenu, the supposed alien ruler of the Galactic Confederacy that lived 75 million years ago who was afraid of being deposed and brought billions of his enemies to exterminate on Earth. Much of the story has leaked onto the Internet, but Scientologists tend to maintain its confidentiality.
There was reportedly a younger man accompanying the couple who was told to cover his ears whenever Roecker mentioned Xenu.
According to Jenni Weinman, Bodhi Elfman's publicist, her client "was out for a Sunday stroll with his wife, when some guy walks by with a t-shirt on, very prominently attacking his religion. Words were extended and Bodhi and Jenna were personally attacked for their beliefs. As they went about their business, the guy continued to try to illicit [sic] negative responses from the both of them. As they walked away he continued to scream propaganda and hate at them. Apparently he spent all Monday calling the press to promote himself."
Roecker is known to the Scientologists for his collection of anti-Scientology t-shirts. The filmmaker has a reputation for challenging religions. His film "Live Freaky Die Freaky" is a dark, post-Apocalyptic look at a world in which the only book that survived is the account of the
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