Here’s an amusing yet somewhat frightening story from the life of John Travolta, who not only lays on the PDA to promote his “religion” but also really wants to replace Tom Cruise as the face of Scientology. So I guess it makes sense that John has taken a page from Tom’s crazy CO$ propaganda video, in which the unhinged, lift-wearing midget laughed hysterically and claimed “When you’re a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you’re the only one who can really help.” Now John has appeared within a CO$ publication for an interview that has hit the mainstream press and features John sounding like a total loon while claiming to have helped heal a car crash victim with a broken ankle. This has got to be some Mister Miyagi-grade sh-t, right? Here is the story:
John Travolta: spiritual healer?
The Savages star and Scientologist claimed he helped a car-crash survivor who was suffering from pain from a broken ankle, by using a Scientology procedure called “an assist,” according to Scientology publication Celebrity Magazine.
In the story, reported by Celebuzz, Travolta related the incident to the mag, saying, “I was in Shanghai recently at a work event and the Master of Ceremonies’ best friend had recently gotten into a car wreck. He had broken his ankle and was in constant pain. I asked him permission to do some Scientology assists and he said, ‘Okay, sure’.”
“People were standing around watching as I did them,” the Golden Globe winner continued in the article titled “John Travolta: Stayin’ Very Alive.” “You could actually see him confronting the pain and after a while he looked up at me and said, ‘I feel better,’ so I said ‘Okay, end of assist.’ He had gotten noticeably better and I was chomping at the bit for more.”
A source at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center told E! News Travolta wasn’t claiming to have cured the crash survivor of his ailments, but that the religion’s “assists” help the body’s natural process of healing itself go at a more rapid pace.
Travolta’s rep has not yet returned requests for comment.
[From E! Online]
Honestly, I think the best part of this story is that the CO$ magazine’s article was titled, “John Travolta: Stayin’ Very Alive.” This cult is so corny like that, and they are completely shameless not only in their unabashed dorkiness but also in their claims to help heal accident victims. Then after they administer their made-up “treatments” and pass out some pamphlets for a free introductory audit and personality exam, they proceed to drain victims’ bank accounts dry. They’ve even been swarming around Hurricane Sandy victims too (I’m not linking to their sites, but you can Google it). And this is the organization for which John Travolta would love to be the public face.
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