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Travolta Still Tight With Scientology

10/5/2009 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Travolta John Travolta has not broken from Scientology, contrary to recent reports ... this according to sources connected to John.

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.

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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1663 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Scientology is a crazy cult.

1663 days ago
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Simone    

I don't take kindly the scientology. The only thing related with scientology that I like is Tom Cruise. Hehehehe.

1663 days ago
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Janny    

"John, we're told, has never had his faith in Scientology shaken in the months following his son's death"

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0T2KVgWPj

Maybe he should question a faith that doesn't acknowledge the truth.

1663 days ago
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Andie    

No matter what anyone thinks of scientology, this is such a sad story & hopefully justice will prevail in the Bahamas.

1663 days ago
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snickers    

His faith wasn't shaken, but that crazy "church" surely shook Travolta down for his therapy payments.

1663 days ago
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Mary Worth    

For years The cult of scientology tried to get tax-free status from the IRS, claiming it is a church.
The IRS repeatedly denied them.
So certain cult bigwigs showed up at the IRS headquarters and took the directors aside and had a chat with them.
Not long afterwards, the IRS awarded the cult of scientology tax-free status.

The Cult of Scientology has too much on John Travolta.
The Cult is into everything! The charities you contributed to might be a front for the cult.

1663 days ago
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Barbie    

It would seem to me that Scientology is nothing but a farce, a joke. If a person is made to lie about a medical condition that is as real as autism, then its teachings are that one must lie in order to belong to the religion.

Where is the value of a religion if your lying in order to be a member ? Sorry but this is no religion, this is a cult.

1663 days ago
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janalal4    

"..some Scientoloy bigwigs are unhappy with John's recognition of Jett's illness."

HEY JOHN, TELL THE BIGWIGS TO GO "SIT & SPIN"!!! ASK THEM IF THEY HAVE BURIED ANY OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN RECENTLY??????

I know a lot of people on here disapprove of Scientology. However, we should be more DISAPPROVING if our government were to tell us what religion we could & could not practice. I don't particularly "understand" Scientology but I believe in 'freedom of religion' more than I disapprove of any one particular religion, I guess! It was a long, hard battle fought so that we could enjoy these freedoms. If we start "interfering" in the religion of Scientoloy & telling those that practice it that it is wrong, then we make our own faith vulnerable to the same attacks. Live & Let Live, I say!

1663 days ago
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geesmom    

Autism is more of a Developmental Disability rather than an "illness".

1663 days ago
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Mikey    

Some science fiction writer makes up a religion for a joke and this idiot falls for it. LOL!

1663 days ago
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fuzzynormal    

The fact remains the he believes he's an upper level "OT" (whatever that means) and he can control the universe with his mind.

Except that he can't. And his son's death proves that.

Scientologists have insane beliefs and they have to constantly rationalize reality to fit their beliefs. This is one reality he can't rationalize. Hopefully it will pull him out of the cult, but don't count on it. They'll help him (probably that midget Miscavige himself) make endless excuses as to why his son died. Most likely radical Thetans that overpowered his son or some BS like that.

Sad.

1663 days ago
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fuzzynormal    

@10: It's not a religion, it's a corporation. An actual religion wouldn't charge over $100,000 to learn about the true tenants of their belief. This is what happens to Scientologists as they try to reach what's called the OTIII level. That's the level they learn about the overload Xenu and his ancient genocide that released alien Thetan spirits into human beings. Read that again, that's not a joke.

Granted, this stuff isn't anymore wacky than, say, Mormonism, but at least in Mormonism you can read about their beliefs for free and you're not obligated to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to experience your own "faith."

Scientology is a con. Even for people that get something positive from it, the whole business of Scientology is set-up to make as much money from their congregation as possible.

I should know, my roommates are all scientologists. They have a far far different experience than the coddled celebrities that are supported by the cult.

1663 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

I'Z SEEN RAINMAN 4 TIMES - AUTISM BE BAD.

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