2008 was $cientology’s worst year ever; 2009 is already shaping up to be worse

I chronicled much of what made 2008 such a horrible year for $cientology back in July here. That summed up just about every up until that point. Then in August this story broke:

Tom Cruise is named in a $250 million federal lawsuit that is using the RICO statute against the Church of Scientology. Ex-Scientologist Peter Letterese, a longtime critic of the church, filed suit in Southern District Court in Florida on July 15 alleging, among other things, that members of the church harassed him after he left.

Then in the same month $cientology was dealt another major blow. After many years of denying members were taught the Xenu story, a recording of L Ron Hubbard reciting it was leaked on the internet. Then in September, it was reported that The Church of Scientology and seven of its top members are to stand trial in Paris on fraud charges after an investigation into allegations by a former member that the church swindled her out of more than $28,000. Then of course $cientology was the subject of much ridicule in Bill Maher’s film, Religulous, leading to $cientology officially declaring him a “Supressive Person:”

Then in November it was reported, a former leading figure in their British branch has written a book that again is exposing their true nature. $cientology soon took steps to bully Amazon and many other booksellers into no longer selling the book, but of course they can’t make the book disappear. Then John Travolta starred in the Disney animated film Bolt, where he ironically played a dog who must awake from the delusion that he has superpowers, not unlike Travolta himself who also falsely believes he has superpowers. Then from the holiday season came A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant that also didn’t make the $cientologists too happy.  And all of this was going on while Anonymous had been consistently organizing monthly global protests outside their offices.

Now that brings us to the present with the sudden untimely death of John Travolta and Kelly Preston”s oldest son, Jett:

Now I recognize that this is fresh news and what I”m about to say is going to sound cold and insensitive towards the grieving family but the mainstream media will be right behind me shortly reporting on what might be a major scandal. Jett suffered from Kawasaki disease, an illness that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels in young children. While no autopsy has been done yet, it seems to me very unlikely that “household cleaners and fertilizers” led to Jett’s untimely death. The “detoxification program based on teachings from the Church of Scientology” had zero chance of treating the disease. However, there are known medical treatments for this condition involving drug therapies that $cientology rejects. High doses of simple asperin may very well have saved Jett Travolta’s life.  So while I’m not a doctor and no autopsy has been done yet, there is a very good chance that The Travolta’s and $cientology effectively killed Jett Travolta through negligence. Will this lead to the Travoltas escape from the cult? Only time will tell. But this may become a major scandal in the media, because if there’s any chance that well known medical treatments rejected by the Travoltas could have prevented this tragedy and saved the boy’s life, there’ll be hell to pay.


One Response to 2008 was $cientology’s worst year ever; 2009 is already shaping up to be worse

  1. […] his possibly autistic son Jett back in early January.  The rumors that are flying around are that, as I pondered back in January, the traumatic loss of Jett Travolta might push one if not both Travolta parents to escape […]

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