LOS ANGELES — The back story of accused murderer and gay porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta, dubbed the “Canadian Psycho," has taken another weird twist — this time involving Scientology.
If dismembering, eating and mailing body parts, and having sex with his lover’s corpse isn’t enough, Magnotta’s own blog reveals that he was enamored with the Scientology religion and wished that actor Tom Cruise would adopt him.
The Village Voice reported that in 2007 and 2008 Magnotta rambled on about the benefits of Scientology at an Amazon.com forum.
And in a more recent post in July 2009, Magnotta blogged a lengthy screed about the religion titled “Scientology Saved My Life” at estrip.org, a Buffalo-based community blogging platform.
In what almost reads like a recruiting pamphlet for the organization, Magnotta talks about the Church’s Dianetics platform, founder L. Ron Hubbard and tries to debunk the Scientology cult myth.
“It really bothers me to hear constantly that untrue rumors that the ‘church is a cult’ and ‘its [sic] nothing but mind control’ [sic] Let me tell you all something, I have experianced [sic] only good from going to the church and it has changed my life for the better. I have noone, [sic] no family or friends who I am able to trust and the church acts like my family everytime [sic] I go there,” Magnotta wrote.
He goes on to describe his infatuation with Tom Cruise (a Scientology celebrity member), how he was his inspiration, and one of his idols.
“I have always admired him for his charity work and personal lifestyle. He helps everyone and anyone whenever he is able to. When I was a boy I wished every night that he would adopt me. Even my girlfriend when I was a teenage knew how much I respected him, I have followed his career from the beginning. It makes me hurt inside when people say negative things about this good man and the church, who have both helped so many,” Magnotta wrote.
What now sounds totally out of character and perhaps an early indicator of Magnotta’s mental problems, he rants about how he just wants to help people and how Scientology changed his thinking.
Magnotta said said he had no one in his life in the blog, but would risk his life to help save the ones he loved. “Scientology changed how I think and ofcoarse [sic] in the past I have done wrong things, who has not? But I have learned from my mistakes and gained from my negative experiences [sic]. Everything happens for a reason I believe and I am now a stronger person from having gone through so much. Tom Crusie was my inspiration. I thank him for that. I did not want my past to dictate my future. My main goal in life is to help others and to make myself happy by becomming [sic] a model and actor and I have been doing a great job so far of schieving [sic] this.”
One eerie entry even references serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, and asks if the reader would give up his life for his fellow man.
“What about Jeffery Domer? [sic] What about the child molesters, the rapists, the murderers, the thieves, the backstabbers, the gossipers and the liars? Would you give up your life for them? Would you walk into Jeffery Domers [sic] house, knowing that he would kill you in a horrible torturous manner, if it meant that he would have a chance to improve his life? I doubt you can say yes. If you still feel you can say yes, think of this, even if you go through with all of this, it does not necessarily mean that the people you are dying for will chose to better their lives. They may continue to curse your name; they may continue to live in the meaningless fashion they have always lived in instead of taking the chance you provide for them through your sacrifice. Can you still go through with it?” he wrote.
Magnotta opened his blog with the statement, ”Scientology has helped me a tremendous deal and I don't care what anyone says, it works.”