In April '06, Hollywood, Interrupted first reported that the late Jett Travolta (son of Scientologists John Travolta and Kelly Preston) had autism, and detailed how sources in Hollywood and from autism groups could not understand why his parents would not acknowledge their son's reported disorder.
In a follow-up report HI.com told the story of the parent of a child with autism who confronted John Travolta on his son's reported affliction.
While our hearts go out to the Travoltas for the tragic loss of their son, to illustrate the inherent danger of Scientology when it comes to the willful non-treatment of mental health and neurological disorders, we need only turn the collateral damage and death resulting from Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard's quackery:
Outspoken Scientology critic Tory Christman was
in the cult for over 30 years. An epileptic, Christman
was ordered off her medication by her Scientology
superiors, and she nearly died from severe seizures.
That experience was a wake-up call, leading to her
ultimate escape from the cult in 2000.
On December 5, 1995, Scientologist Lisa McPherson
perished at the ill-equipped hands of
Scientologists attempting to "handle" her psychotic break.
MIT student and former Scientologist Philip Gale chose
Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard's birthday (March
13, 1998) as the date for his tragic suicide. Incidentally,
Gale's mother was a high-ranking official in Scientology's
virulent anti-psychiatry front group, The Citizens
Commission on Human Rights.
According to reports and records, Scientologist Heribert Pfaff died at Scientology headquarters in Clearwater, Florida as a result of untreated epileptic seizures. It is reported that his Scientology doctor prescribed him vitamins prior to his death.
MORE NEEDLESS SCIENTOLOGY-RELATED DEATHS HERE.
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Tory Christman claims that she was ordered off her seizure medication by the CoS but she forgets to say that such illegal orders were promptly overturned by higher CoS authorities, and that for the 30 years she was in Scientology she was allowed to take her anti-seizure medicine, as confirmed by her 2003 affidavit.
Tory Christman affidavit is the best proof there is that Scientology is not against seizure medicines where needed.
Google "Tory Christman" affidavit 2003
Posted by: Anonymous at January 8, 2009 09:44 AM
There is only 0ne "Book" and that is theword of God, THE BIBLE. anything else is of Satan, Whether it is Scientology, Mormon ect.If you die tonight-Wherewill you go?
Posted by: Jade Timmon at January 9, 2009 05:59 PM
Name of sender: PJ
Email of sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
it's good to see someone telling the truth about the
Scientology org. Here is a text in which I tried to summarize my thoughts about Jett Travolta's death. You will see why it affects me personally.
(Quite long and probably with some mistakes as English is not my mother language)
I am a student of pharmaceutical sciences with epilepsy. I checked the facts and press releases of the Travoltas´ lawyer for myself and I am convinced now that Jett Travoltas death would very likely have been avoidable had he been on adequate medication to treat his seizures. Whether he was suffering from Kawasaki syndrome or autism doesn't matter in this regard. The simple fact that he was on no antiepileptic medication whatsoever at the time of the deadly seizure speaks for itself. Normally children with such a high frequency of epileptic fits as the Travoltas´ lawyers stated I know would be wearing helmets and other special gear to protect them and be under constant supervision so that emergency medication could be administerd if needed. I guess the Travoltas are simply victims of the teachings of Scientology org which doesn't recognize epilepsy as a medical condition or drugs against it to be helpful. Some antiepileptic medications like DEKAPOTE which Jett is said to h
ave been taking for some time are also approved to treat psychic disorders. Scientology strongly disapproves of the use in these cases. Do you really believe Scientology tells its victims its OK to take a certain active ingredient approved for both epilepsy and mental disorders when you have seizures but not in other conditions? Not very plausible at all! If he really has been on DEPAKOTE for a while as the lawyer stated this would only prove the double standard Scientology is applying to its members. Medication for Hollywood stars and their families but none for all the rest. Reports of Scientologists with seizures or other neurological conditions being told to quit medication have been reported. When the seizures come back some start to struggle and then quit the organisation. Some couldn't. They died.You can find reports of some of these Ex-Scientologists with epilepsy in the Internet.
There are photos on the internet of Kelly Preston (Jett's mother) holding up signs with slogans like "Psychiatrists hooking kids on drugs" . At these protests they will mostly talk about drugs like Ritalin as they are commonly known and easier to critisize ea. misuse, not given for a life threatening condition etc. See for yourself.In fact she is a regular campainer for the Citizens Commisson on Human Rights (CCHR) a group established by Scientology org which describes psychiatrists and psychologists as "Professional Rapists, Perverts and Pedophiles." and is very outspoken against the use of medication prescibed by them ea. DEPAKOTE. Ironically enough a well-trained and expierienced neurologist/psychiatrist (this kind of medical specialisation often comes together) and the right medication would probably have saved Jett's life.
In my opinion Jett Travolta and his parents became victims of the misinformation and/or technique of denial of a dangerous organisation. I deeply pity the Travoltas. I assume they were loving and caring parents to Jett. Let them grieve in peace. They have learned in the hardest possible way that what the Scientology organisation tells its victims to do can be lethal.
Putting a child off all medication against seizures is something normally only done very carefully after every possible substance for it's type of seizures has been tried and if the side effects tremdendously outweigh the benefits. This is so rare when you consider that there are more than 15 different medications to treat seizures approved by the FDA, some being even approved for children up to the young age of two which you can even combine in many cases in order to reduce frequency and grade of the fits.
In Germany and many other countries the Scientology organisation has never been recognized as a church or religion. This status would have given them a Tax Exempt like they have in the U.S. and many other benefits. Due to the organisation being more structured like a money making business than a spiritual group their request for this status has been declined. They sued and lost at every level of jurisdiction. Now they are playing the Third Reich card saying they are being prosecuted like other minorities in the twentieth century. This is an outrageous thing to do especially in a country like Germany where many Jews, homosexuals and disabled persons were murderd during the Holocaust. No wonder the Jewish community has protested against such nonsense. The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution is observing the activites of the Scientology organisation as there is evidence that the Scientology organisation is a threat to the free democratic constitution of
the Federal Republic of Germany and might be dangerous to the public.
I know what seizures feel like, too. I broke my jaw into bits and my shoulder before I found some medication that worked. Sometimes you stop breathing during Grand-mal seizures and turn all blue, you bite your tongue and spit blood, you even wet yourself everytime. Now look at the press release off the Travoltas lawyer: "Each seizure was like a death". Can you imagine what Jett Travolta had to go through?
Please spread the word so that other children in the same situation receive appropriate medical care and no cases of failure to render assistance to helpless children with neurological disorders are committed in the future due to Scientology organisation.
Posted by: Mark Ebner at January 11, 2009 10:59 AM
RIP Jett Travolta
Posted by: karl anglin at February 6, 2009 10:00 AM
the reason these people die... is because they ignore the severity of their illness/disorders... the NEED to acknowledge the fact that they suffer from those issues and bring them at the feet of Jesus, the one and ONLY savior and healer. You simply can't wish something away... no matter how much money you have or how high your rank is in this scientology... Jesus left everything He had to save the broken, the fallen, the ill. no one has higher authority than God. and he did not send his son for us to die. He was sent to save us and for us to believe in him, then Son of God, and have eternal life... not ignore what consumes us... hence the reason these people are no longer around. there is absolutely no one in this world who can save us, except for Christ, whether you like it or not.
Posted by: diana at June 20, 2009 10:27 PM
i get what is being said on both sides. but medication aside. what about the man they found dead in The Fort Harrison Hotel. reports were made that he was found boiled in his bath tub. but was covered up as he drowned. scientology is evil. plan and simple.
Posted by: anonymous at August 25, 2009 03:31 PM