It would be pretty arrogant to say that Tom Cruise was my friend.
But often when I meet someone knew and tell them I'm a member of the Church of Scientology they say "Oh -- do you know Tom Cruise?"
(I wish. )
But really I think the world of this man.
He is always helping people. Here are some great examples of things he's done for our Church -- from visiting ambassadors in countries where there is a serious lack of religious tolerance, to opening a detox center for the rescue workers from 9/11, to speaking up in defense of the rights of children and being a mentor himself:
Tom Cruise: Scientology Ambassador
Cruise Helps Open the New Church of Scientology in Madrid
Another Scientology Blog Entry about Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise Fan Site about his Movies and Scientology
New Zealand Scientologist compilation of NZ Press from when Cruise was filming Samurai
Cruise Donates Money to an Anti-Drug Group