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Lisa Marie Presley Defends Travolta — And Scientology

Lisa Marie Presley, a Scientologist, blogs against those who are blaming scientology for the death of John Travolta’s son, Jett:

“It is not true that Scientologist’s ‘Don’t believe in’ medical care, medicine or medical Doctors and that may have something to do with this terrible tragedy. Just like anyone else, If one is sick , they go to the doctor, If a medication will make it better then they take it. If they don’t then they are an idiot and you can’t blame their religion…Whatever medical and or physical condition Jett had, I can tell you first hand that his parents were on a tireless, never ending quest to get and provide him with the absolute best care anyone could ever ask for and need, Medically, physically, emotionally, medicinally and spiritually.”

Later today we’re posting an interview from a Scientology church representative saying they’ve got no problem with traditional medical care — just with psychiatric drugs.

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Larry Parker

posted January 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

But of course, Depakote — the drug cited in most media reports — **IS** a psychiatric drug. At least it is most frequently used as one.
My condolences go to the Travoltas. But isn’t this the equivalent of an offense worthy of excommunication in the Catholic Church, if the reports about Depakote are true?
(I hope you ask the Scientologist spokesman that question.)

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posted January 8, 2009 at 4:32 am

Lisa Marie Presley surely does a great job.

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posted January 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm

The Travolta family needs to be left alone to grieve the loss of their only dear son.
It is so sickening and down right annoying that a grieving family cannot be left alone at a time when they need solice and quiet.
All of the hoopla about their religion has nothing to do with the loss of their beloved son Jett.
So many people in this country are haters and always have something to say about what someone else is doing with thier life in their own home!
When will people learn how to and mind their own damn business and leave other people alone.

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posted January 10, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Lisa your right everyone should leave John Travolta and his family alone. all the bull about his religion has nothing to do with anything.
I know what it is like to lose a child mine past on at 2 half many years ago. so I di know.
Why can’t people mine there own business and take care of there own and leave the rest of us alone.
My condolences go to the Travoltas family
Lisa your doing a great job

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