Soccer star David Beckham has dismissed reports his celebrity pal Tom Cruise has tried to convert him and his pop star wife VICTORIA to Scientology, insisting the actor has never forced his religious beliefs upon them. The Beckhams, who currently reside in Los Angeles, are close friends with Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes, and the sportsman is adamant the media have got their perception of the Mission: Impossible star all wrong. He says, "We respect their religion. We respect everything they do and believe in. "But they have never turned around to us and said, 'You have to be a part of this', because that's not what they're about. It's never been about that. "There's been nothing shoved down our throats because friends don't do things like that. They are amazing people who are just so positive about life and they have been great to us."