Skip to comments.John Travolta Ready To Quit Scientology?
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.
I hope Travolta and family get out of the grips of the COS safely.
One word Travolta: Christ.
watching the obamanation cult and the blindness surrounding it, I can see such a correlation... such blindness to the truth.
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.
I truly feel sorry for this guy - he’s obviously falling apart and his “religion” is only making things worse.
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.
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.
John’s Lord Jesus will forgive him. He simply has to cast aside his abominable faith and declare Jesus his savior.
| Will they let him go?
Or will he experience
a visit from Tom . . .
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.
Poor guy. It is a terrible thing to lose a child.
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!
If only he’d bought in at 1 higher level.
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.
You could not be more correct. I’ve seen the correlation....and it scares the hell out of me.
So just a YACK and a BLECH, but no RALPH or HURL.
Lily Tomlin and John Travolta are not related. Moment by Moment was an utter abomination, though.
death of that child wracked him....maybe he wants real faith now and not a nice concocted fable
Why is it that one man’s faith is another man’s business?
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