Recently, Sophie Gilbert over at The Atlantic wondered why interviewers were neglecting to press Tom Cruise on Scientology during the “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” press tour, with even Jon Stewart sticking to milquetoast territory like Cruise’s exercise regimen and his lush mane.

The statue – by controversial artist Daniel Edward – was reportedly erected (tee-hee) in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cruise’s involvement with the Church of Scientology.

Cory Allen Contemporary Art is in the Warehouse Arts District at 2121 Second Ave S.

[S]everal months after HBO’s Scientology documentary Going Clear accused the church (and by extension Cruise, its most famous member) of some horrific behavior. But amid increasingly insidious accusations against the church-and recent rumors that he’s ready to quit for the sake of his daughter, Suri-Cruise’s silent submission to the David Miscavige regime belies the principled heroes he plays in $100 million blockbusters.

We don’t know if there’s a word for when your testicles are four times the size of your penis, but on the basis of this shroud – Tom Cruise has got it. Images are now being released, but the medal is still in their possession. It exists as a document of Tom Cruise’s faith in Scientology – a photo negative of the radiance of his soul.

Maybe this whole Scientology thing is really working for Tom Cruise, after all. “It gives evidence for future generations that Tom Cruise not only belonged to Scientology but saved it from obscurity”, said Edwards. He said in a statement: “We are optimistic the controversy that surrounds the church will not keep visitors away”.

The exhibition opens next week at a Pop-Up Church of Scientology at the Corey Allen Contemporary Art Gallery in St Petersburg, Florida. “It’s helped so many people”, Cruise explained.