Voice Of Bart Simpson Given Scientology Honor For Donating $21 Million To Church

It’s always a bit mindblowing to discover the celebrities that are Scientologists. Such a blatantly obvious cult posing as a “church” seems too ridiculous to lure anyone in, and yet, Scientology had about 100,000 members at its peak (which came in the ’90s, but still). Hollywood elites seem particularly vulnerable to being sucked in by Xenu, and the woman who voiced Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons” is one of them. That’s right, Nancy Cartwright really loves Scientology, so much so that she was recently honored for handing over $21 million to the church.

Over the years, Cartwright has reportedly been extremely generous to L. Ron Hubbard’s followers/cronies. She converted back in 1991 and has publicly defended the church against critics over the years, most recently in the 2015 documentary “Going Clear.” In other words, she’s drunk the Kool-Aid fully and completely, and there’s no getting her out.

Well, the Church of Scientology wants to reward Nancy Cartwright for her dedication (read: cash) and recently awarded her the status of “Patron Excalibur with Honours,” a completely meaningless title that should make her feel better about parting with cash that could have actually helped those in need.

“This was the most beautiful acknowledgment I have ever received in my entire life,” she told Scientology’s Impact magazine.

That’s a pretty strong statement since she already received the “Patron Laureate Award” back in 2007 for handing over $10 million. In 2019, her generosity reached $17.5 million and got her the “Diamond Laureate with Honours” status. However, now she’s reached the peak by hitting the $20 million mark.

As Scientology blogger Tony Ortega explained in a 2017 blog post, members of the church, and celebrities in particular, are expected to pony up a ton of cash to keep the bigwigs going.

“Every year, all Scientologists are under intense pressure to donate huge sums for a variety of different projects and in a variety of different ways,” he wrote. “But one of the most important ways a member contributes to the cause is by donating to what started out as a defense fund for the church in 1984.”

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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