The Village Voice is once again going after the controversial-yet-celeb friendly religion of Scientology, and lo and behold a soaper has been mentioned among the indie pub's list of The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology!
Michael Fairman is a very familiar face from television and film. The character actor has portrayed villains in productions like the Firefly series, the "Penske" business man in Seinfeld, and for years was a member of the The Young and the Restless cast. He was also a longtime Scientologist, but he not only recently left the church, in a rare move he made public his "suppressive person declare" which listed his "crimes." He's now speaking out in a big way, and continues to shake things up at Marty Rathbun's blog.
You may recall, Fairman, who plays Kay Chancellor's (Jeanne Cooper) latest husband Murphy on CBS Daytime'sThe Young and the Restless, told the Village Voice that a Y&R costar—who happens to be a practicing Scientologist—allegedly told him, "you have an enemy at work" when he first started speaking out about the religion. Xenu have mercy. HBO needs to turn this mess into a series. It could be the next Big Love!