Travolta testified in the Bahamian extortion case that his late son, Jett, was autistic. Until his testimony, Travolta never publicly acknowledged Jett's illness.
Travolta's silence on autism in years past was consistent with Scientology's unofficial position on the subject.
We're told some Scientology bigwigs are unhappy with John's recognition of Jett's condition, but Travolta remains "firmly committed" to the Church. In fact, we're told, he has used Scientology as "therapy" in trying to cope with Jett's death.
John, we're told, has never had his faith in Scientology shaken in the months following his son's death.