John Travolta may finally be coming to his senses…
According to The Daily Mail (UK), Travolta is still distraught over his son’s death. That death may be attributed to the Church of Scientology:
He reportedly resents going along with Scientology’s prescribed treatment for [son] Jett’s condition. The church does not recognise autism as genuine, but instead believes it to be merely psychosomatic.
The church recommends treatment with vitamins and a detox program, not prescription medicines. It is also reported that the church’s response to the teenager’s death has been to conduct “intensive sessions” with so-called ethics officers, whose job is to question Travolta and other family members to determine if their “negative influences” caused the tragedy.
Had he consulted real doctors who know real science, perhaps the death could have been prevented.
It’s no different from Christian faith-healing parents who refuse to provide proper care for their children, hoping that God will just magically take care of everything.
Travolta is now considering leaving the church. Why any hesitation? If he leaves, they may “reveal his secrets“:
His distress, say sources close to him, has been compounded by the first cracks in his 34-year relationship with the Church of Scientology, the cult-like religion of which Travolta is a prominent and generous benefactor.
And there are dark mutterings that if he carries out private threats to leave, the organisation will go public with embarrassing details of his private life, including, it is claimed, allegations of past homosexual relationships.
The man who starred in Grease is afraid people may find out he’s gay? That would be… what’s the opposite of “shocking”?
Anyway, PhillyChief already pointed out the obvious with his headline:
What’s more embarrassing than being a Scientologist?
If Travolta leaves, it’d be bad for Scientology, good for Travolta, and even better for people who might also come to their senses and not join the cult.
Travolta probably doesn’t need to worry about his reputation being harmed if “secrets” come out. If he actively spoke out against the Church, I would think his reputation would skyrocket. If he told the truth, people would listen. He’d get more positive press for leaving the church than he will while remaining in limbo with them.