Better late than never: Crash director Paul Haggis resigns from the Church of Scientology, officially citing the Church's support of California's anti-gay Proposition 8. From Haggis' letter to national Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis, published in full at the Village Voice:

You....allowed [Scientology] to be allied with the worst elements of the Christian Right. In order to contain a potential "PR flap" you allowed our sponsorship of Proposition 8 to stand. Despite all the church's words about promoting freedom and human rights, its name is now in the public record alongside those who promote bigotry and intolerance, homophobia and fear. The fact that the Mormon Church drew all the fire, that no one noticed, doesn't matter. I noticed. And I felt sick. I wondered how the church could, in good conscience, through the action of a few and then the inaction of its leadership, support a bill that strips a group of its civil rights.

Read Paul Haggis' full letter—which moves from eloquent denunciations of Prop 8 to fascinating revelations about the Church's creepiest practices—here.

Then enjoy this hilarious video of Scientology spokesmodel Tommy Davis storming out of an ABC interview because answering questions about the religion he represents is too embarrassing.

Thanks for the heads-up, MetaFilter.