“Hugh was never a fan of organized religion but especially in his decaying final years," an insider told Radar.
Hefner, who died at the age of 91 on September 28, was said to be "on a real paranoid jag" about the bizarre Hollywood religion in particular, says the source.
"He didn't want any of the playmates dabbling in it or socializing with people associated with the church, and he made sure his magazine wasn't hyping the religion or its key Hollywood players in any way shape or form," the informant revealed to Radar.
But Hef's open disdain for the church wasn't enough to keep some Playboy models from looking into or dabbling in it. But when Hugh caught wind of this, he made sure these women were given the cold shoulder, spills the snitch.
"I think he just saw it all as a big con, something to stay away from at all costs.”
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