One of the high-level secret teachings of Scientology is called "OT III", or "The Wall of Fire." It says that 75 million years ago, an alien tyrant named Xenu captured millions of beings and blew them up. Their spirits (called "thetans" in Scientology) attached themselves to human beings. (LA Times, 6/24/90) John Travolta has gone past this level - he was reportedly on OT V in 1990. You can see a picture of him in a Scientology auditing session, with a folder marked "OT III", on the Internet.
John credits Scientology with reviving his career, keeping him off drugs, and helping him in every area of his life, from his marriage to learning to fly:
He promotes Scientology books, such as "Fundamentals of Thought" (Oprah, Feb 98), "What is Scientology?" (Oprah, 11/30/98), and "Scientology: A New Slant on Life" (Scientology press release, 6/30/97)
Scientology shows John and his family as "lifetime members" in advertisements.
John met with President Clinton and National Security Advisor Sandy Berger seeking the US governments opposition to Germanys scrutiny of Scientology. - St. Petersburg Times, 3/29/98
He testified before a US Senate committee on religious persecution in Germany, claiming that literature calling for minority religions to be "stamped out like insects" had been "indirectly approved" by the German government. - AP, Reuters, CNN
He asked a British TV station not to run a documentary on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, saying the channels executives were prepared to slander him and all Scientologists and were inciting hatred. - The Independent, 11/9/97
"When one stage of a court case in Oregon went against Scientology, Travolta flew up to speak at a news conference." - Premiere, Sept 1993
He said you can be a Catholic, Protestant, or Baptist and a Scientologist at the same time (Oprah Winfrey show, Nov. 96). In fact, ...Scientologists are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths. As Scientologists, they are required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for the answers to the fundamental questions of their existence and to seek enlightenment only from Scientology." (secret IRS agreement, 10/1/93) Upper-level Scientologists learn that Christ and Christianity were part of an implant (the "R6" implant) given to us by space aliens; Hubbard says "There was no Christ." (10/3/68, Class VIII lecture #10, "Assists", )
On the same show, he said "anybody can do it. It's not-it's not restricted at all." In fact, Scientologys upper levels are highly restricted and highly confidential - Scientology has filed trade secret lawsuits to try to keep them secret - and Scientology agents, following Scientology policy, have infiltrated splinter groups practicing Scientology on their own and tried to destroy them. (LA Times, 6/29/90)
He denied knowing that "thetans" are space aliens (The Big Question, BBC1, 1/25/98). In fact, as described above, John is well aware of the Xenu story and the "body thetans." Hes done Scientology processes to get rid of his own "body thetans."
He claimed Scientology has 8 million members and those who claim Scientology is a cult are "5 or 6 people paid to attach the church." (Charlie Rose, 1/4/99) In fact, Scientology has fewer than 200,000 members, and there are far more than 5 or 6 people who give their time and money to oppose Scientologys criminal and deceptive acts.
Extortion? Some people think John is being blackmailed. "High-level defectors claim that Travolta has long feared that if he defected, details of his sexual life would be made public." - Time Magazine, 5/6/91
Money? Celebrities (like other Scientologists) get 10-15% commissions on payments and donations from members they bring into Scientology. They also get some free services and access to posh accommodations at Scientologys Celebrity Centres.
Ignorance? Its also possible that hes just unaware of Scientologys criminal and deceptive actions. However, the dark side of Scientology comes up often in interviews. Isnt it Johns responsibility to fully inform himself about the dangers of the organization he promotes?
To view the supporting documents and evidence for the statements in this flier, check out http://www.scientology-lies.com/fliers/travolta.html .
Check out other good resources on the web:
www.xenu.net www.lisamcpherson.org www.scientology-lies.com www.offlines.org