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John Travolta Ready To Quit Scientology?
http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/49313/john-travolta-ready-to-quit-scientology? ^ | Monday 27th Jul 2009 | Entertainment Wise

Posted on 07/27/2009 8:45:07 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan

John Travolta may be close to leaving the Church of Scientology, according to a new report.

The actor - along with fellow Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise - is one of the most high-profile members of the controversial organisation, and has been for 34 years.

But his faith in L Ron Hubbard's teachings is said to have been severely shaken by the death of his autistic son Jett following a seizure in January.

Those close to Travolta – who only publicly acknowledged his son's autism after the 16-year-old's death – say that the tragedy has prompted the actor to question his blind acceptance of Scientology's recommendations regarding Jett's treatment.

The 'Church' doesn't recognise autism as a clinical condition that requires treatment with conventional drugs, and instead promotes the use of detoxification programmes and vitamins to treat the symptoms.

"There have been strong rumours coming out of Scientology that John Travolta is disappointed that the religion was not able to help his son more," author and lecturer on Scientology, Rick Ross, tells the Daily Mail.

"It's led him to question his faith."

It's claimed Travolta wasn't happy when senior Scientology members instructed him to undergo sessions with an ethics officer, to establish whether he or his family's 'negative influences' might have contributed his son's death.

But cutting loose from Scientology after such a long time may not be easy, especially given the rumours that the organisation has files on Travolta's personal life, including his alleged homosexual encounters.

"I think it would be very difficult for John Travolta at this stage, given his history with the religion, to extricate himself from the Church of Scientology," says Ross.

"It would be a huge move on his part because Scientology keeps files on its celebrity members containing embarrassing personal information about them.

"And Scientology has proven in the past that it has a penchant for releasing that information to embarrass people who have left and who have said things it doesn't like.

"If celebrities leave, they tend to do it quietly and keep their mouths shut, because if they do speak out, they are opening themselves up to attack from Scientology.

"That's why I think Travolta will want to keep his problems with the Church private."

Travolta has led a largely reclusive existence in the six months following his son's death.

In a rare public sighting in Miami last week, the grieving actor looked bloated and dishevelled as he tucked into a cheeseburger and chips alone outside a fast-food restaurant.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Religion
KEYWORDS: cult; hollywood; scientology; spiritualjourney; travolta
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"It's claimed Travolta wasn't happy when senior Scientology members instructed him to undergo sessions with an ethics officer, to establish whether he or his family's 'negative influences' might have contributed his son's death..."

I hope Travolta and family get out of the grips of the COS safely.

1 posted on 07/27/2009 8:45:09 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan
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To: FreeManWhoCan

One word Travolta: Christ.


2 posted on 07/27/2009 8:46:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
a cult... an awful cult that destroys lives...

watching the obamanation cult and the blindness surrounding it, I can see such a correlation... such blindness to the truth.

3 posted on 07/27/2009 8:48:01 PM PDT by bareford101 (the obamanation is a COUNTERFEIT with a COUNTERFEIT birth cert. & 39 different ss cards)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I honestly don’t care if Travolta has homosexual relationships. I’d be surprised if he had not, and I’m a big fan of his other than the Scientology bullcrap. He seems like a decent guy who got wrapped up in a cult. It may have cost him a son. There is still time for redemption.


4 posted on 07/27/2009 8:48:02 PM PDT by Carling (Gatesgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I truly feel sorry for this guy - he’s obviously falling apart and his “religion” is only making things worse.


5 posted on 07/27/2009 8:48:33 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: FreeManWhoCan

THere’s a movie where travolta plays a young lover to an older woman played by lilY tomlin. Isn’t she his real life sister??

YACK. BLECH. RALPH. HURL.


6 posted on 07/27/2009 8:48:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Well if the death of his son is what it takes for Travolta to abandon Scientology and hopefully trust in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, then it will be a good thing.

I feel sad for his son though.


7 posted on 07/27/2009 8:49:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

John’s Lord Jesus will forgive him. He simply has to cast aside his abominable faith and declare Jesus his savior.


8 posted on 07/27/2009 8:49:09 PM PDT by MadisonABlane
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To: FreeManWhoCan


NO ONE EVER LEAVES XENU!

9 posted on 07/27/2009 8:49:18 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
>John Travolta Ready To Quit Scientology?


Will they let him go?
Or will he experience
a visit from Tom . . .

10 posted on 07/27/2009 8:49:32 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I do too.
But I would rather it be a public renunciation. And if they have dirt on John, John just needs to admit it, admit that it’s wrong and ask for forgiveness.


11 posted on 07/27/2009 8:50:03 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Poor guy. It is a terrible thing to lose a child.


12 posted on 07/27/2009 8:50:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Amen, my hope and prayer is that he may come to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior to save him from his sin and to provide him with HOPE, not only in this life but in the life to come. Lord have mercy upon this man and his extended family and save their souls. Please deliver them from the awful cult that has such ungodly control over their lives and thoughts, in Jesus name, amen!


13 posted on 07/27/2009 8:52:03 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

If only he’d bought in at 1 higher level.


14 posted on 07/27/2009 8:53:53 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
It wasn't faith that cost Travolta his son, but it was poor judgment. He entrusted the care of his mentally handicapped son (autistic or otherwise) to a man who was a photographer (allegedly), not a health care provider or certified child-care provider. He suffered more from the disease of Hollywood that the crazy teachings of a modern day cult.

I feel sorry for him. No man should have to endure the experience of outliving his son, especially one that was dependent on his father (and parents) as Travolta's was. Perhaps he can use this as the impetus to get to a better place in his life, for his sake as well as his family's.

15 posted on 07/27/2009 8:55:52 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: bareford101

You could not be more correct. I’ve seen the correlation....and it scares the hell out of me.


16 posted on 07/27/2009 8:58:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: mamelukesabre
They are not related. He has a sister named Ellen Travolta.

So just a YACK and a BLECH, but no RALPH or HURL.

17 posted on 07/27/2009 8:58:39 PM PDT by liege
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To: mamelukesabre

Lily Tomlin and John Travolta are not related. Moment by Moment was an utter abomination, though.


18 posted on 07/27/2009 8:58:51 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: FreeManWhoCan

death of that child wracked him....maybe he wants real faith now and not a nice concocted fable


19 posted on 07/27/2009 9:01:07 PM PDT by wardaddy (ASAP, as southern as possible.......Sarah Palin, i love you)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Why is it that one man’s faith is another man’s business?


20 posted on 07/27/2009 9:02:50 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (The essence of evil lies in the irrational..)
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To: DannyTN
To ever be a member of any kind of “church” that collects info on you and then uses it to blackmail you should raise enough questions to come to the conclusion that one should never be involved in something like that. It is a cult however, and cults attract the ungrounded and religiously floundering. I feel sorry for him.
21 posted on 07/27/2009 9:03:09 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: MediaMole

Can you prove that? Because I’ve always thought they were related. Like half brother and sister or something like that.


22 posted on 07/27/2009 9:07:22 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: stylecouncilor

Ping


23 posted on 07/27/2009 9:07:30 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: FreeManWhoCan

So John Travolta will become a late late member of Jonestown? what?

Anyone crazy enough to think they have aliens ‘Thetans’ living inside them is probably not going to choose Jesus Christ


24 posted on 07/27/2009 9:16:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I followed that Travolta thing after his son died, and I was really appalled at how that cult tried to play God, and then to release embarrassing and life altering documents when someone tried to leave..... that is so much like the current administration.... out right murder/intimidation/extortion/black mail/lies

and that's not just the obamanation, that was going on during the clinton time.... it is criminal at best and satanic at worst.

25 posted on 07/27/2009 9:16:43 PM PDT by bareford101 (the obamanation is a COUNTERFEIT with a COUNTERFEIT birth cert. & 39 different ss cards)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

So do I. These cults are dangerous. Imagine having files on someone just so you can control their behaviour. Wonder what they have on Tom Cruise?


26 posted on 07/27/2009 9:18:41 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

AMEN. He’s their only hope.


27 posted on 07/27/2009 9:19:03 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: Jmouse007

Amen, Jmouse.


28 posted on 07/27/2009 9:20:24 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: OldNavyVet

Because we care about his eternal life as well as his temporal life. Hell is not a place we want anyone to go to after death.


29 posted on 07/27/2009 9:21:57 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: GeronL

I don’t believe that. Anyone can come to know Christ. Sometimes it takes a tragedy for them to ‘see the light.’


30 posted on 07/27/2009 9:23:00 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Run, Travolta, while the portal is there.


31 posted on 07/27/2009 9:27:57 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: bareford101

Travolta is an awful cult that destroys lives.


32 posted on 07/27/2009 9:31:36 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: FreeManWhoCan

John

One of the many blessings you’ll get from Christianity and Jesus Christ is forgiveness for “Battlefield Earth


33 posted on 07/27/2009 9:33:10 PM PDT by re_tail20
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To: FreeManWhoCan

He may need to rid himself of his wife. She was raised by parents who were members of Scientology...it’d be hard for her to walk away. When Jesus Christ ask the demon it’s name they called themselves LEGIONS...that’s most likely what they’d say with John’s wife.


35 posted on 07/27/2009 10:01:45 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Jmouse007

I join you in that prayer. In Christ alone is the answer and source of strength he will need.


36 posted on 07/27/2009 10:12:59 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Travolta needs to get himself a food taster and a bodyguard.


37 posted on 07/27/2009 10:14:43 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

He needs to get out of that cult. Nothing they have on him will exceed the pain of the loss of his son.


38 posted on 07/27/2009 10:16:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: mamelukesabre

Can’t prove it. According to Wikipedia (I know), Tomlin is from Michigan and Travolta is from New Jersey. There is no mention of a relationship on IMDB, either.

It seems to be a common thought, but there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that they are related.


39 posted on 07/27/2009 10:18:39 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Amen - praying John and what is left of his family will find their way out of this lie and into the light of truth.


40 posted on 07/27/2009 10:19:21 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Marysecretary

But those who know Christ often suffer devastating loss.
Sons of lovers of Christ die. Wives of lovers of Christ die. Husbands of lovers of Christ die. Often in overwhelmingly tragic circumstances with overwhelmingly tragic consequences for those left behind.

Don’t let’s set a false standard. “Rain falls on the good and on the bad” (the just and the unjust). That’s Scripture.


41 posted on 07/27/2009 10:32:53 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: samadams2000

“If only he’d bought in at 1 higher level.”

My engrams are starting to itch.


42 posted on 07/27/2009 10:35:04 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“Strip!”


43 posted on 07/27/2009 10:39:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Carling
Not a Travolta fan, but surprised that evidence of him having homosexual relationships could be used to blackmail him.

I did NOT post these for shock value, but they're out there. These photos are all over the net, so it's not like the rumors would be a huge shock. I figured he was gay when the took the mom part in Hairspray.

I have sympathy for him losing his son. If I lost one of my children, I don't know how I'd deal with it. I hope he finds faith, but he's going to go through a dark valley, especially if he finds out that the Scientology treatment prevented his son from getting real treatment.

44 posted on 07/27/2009 10:57:55 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: mamelukesabre

His sister Ellen resembles Lily Tomlin.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_person/1611


45 posted on 07/27/2009 11:06:33 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (It's Obama's fault.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
Travolta smeared the Catholic Church in Saturday Night Fever but Christ will still take him back, so long as Mr. Travolta is ready for the change in his life.
46 posted on 07/27/2009 11:07:49 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: pinklaptop02

What’s the big idea of putting advertising links in your post?


47 posted on 07/27/2009 11:23:43 PM PDT by Nik Naym (Will the real Jim Thompson please stand up?)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

What a sad story. Prayers for Travolta and Kelly Preston to break free of this cult’s stronghold and find comfort and redemption in Christ.

Heartbreaking.


48 posted on 07/27/2009 11:54:01 PM PDT by TXBlair (www.ragingelephants.org)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
There is nothing that Scientology could have in a file that is remotely as embarrassing as the fact that he belongs to that boondoggle organization in the first place.
49 posted on 07/28/2009 5:08:40 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Don't blame me... I voted for PALIN!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

If he comes our way, we should welcome our brother back with open arms.


50 posted on 07/28/2009 5:11:45 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Don't blame me... I voted for PALIN!)
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