Scientology poster boy Tom Cruise has taken his obsession with the religion to astonishing new heights! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal he ageless actor is banning anyone who doesn’t share his sci-fi beliefs from entering his plush new Florida pad — and he’s recruiting church members for his new film, Top Gun: Maverick! Tom’s also helping to convert the religion’s Clearwater base into a Scientology-only town, pushing out anyone who hasn’t converted to his eccentric religion! In return, Scientology boss David Miscavige has rewarded the superstar with the penthouse in a luxury building that’s under construction in downtown Clearwater. Click through Radar's gallery for more!
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According to a source, the Mission: Impossible star, 56, has demanded only church members be allowed into his still unfinished two-level condominium — and requires strict security clearances, even for workers!
In one case, the church had to find a member who could install cable to wire the ritzy home for internet and TV. Tom has even been onsite supervising construction, said the source.
To satisfy the star’s fixation with Scientology, the church designed the condo with bird’s-eye views of its gilded “Flag Building.” “It’s a beautiful view because there’s nothing in the way,” the source told Radar.
Local Clay Irwin is one of the few non-Scientologists in town and has been bashed for displaying a cardboard cutout of the actor in his Lucky Anchor Irish Pub, which is one block from Tom’s building.
“This is not normal. Tom is obsessed! That’s why we call the new place the ‘Tower of Tom!’” he fumed.
“There are more Scientologists in town than ever before. I’m selling my bar, my apartment complex, my home and getting out of town. Tom can have it.”
The church has also plunked down about $30 million to purchase six key downtown properties, which are being converted into a Scientology-themed entertainment center, further enraging local nonbelievers.
What’s more, property records exclusively obtained by Radar reveal Tom has surrounded himself with allies — including his sister, Catherine, and his adopted son, Connor.
Shockingly, recruiters for “Top Gun: Maverick” were in town over the summer looking for Scientologists to cast in the highly anticipated “Top Gun” sequel, according to one actor.
“I told them I wanted to audition, and they said, ‘It’s by invitation only!’” the non-Scientologist told Radar exclusively.
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