Scientology 2009...Year Of Epic Fail
Queen here, I decided to compile a list of Scientology's most memorable moments blunders of 2009. This will be my final article...so I thought I would leave with a bang!
I wasn't able to include EVERYTHING or all the pending court cases, as the list was way too LONG.
Sorry if the time line is not entirely correct by the exact month and the events may not be in exact chronological order and I am sure I left out some things, so feel free to contribute and list whatever I missed in the comments section. Please click on the various links in this article, to read further.
The list below, is definitely tl:dr, but after all, it is an entire year of Scientology fail, and there was plenty of it!
Thankfully, and as always, Scientology has brought on this bad publicity and pending court cases themselves. They will be responsible for their own demise.
Let's start the 2009 time line with the tragic death of John Travolta's son, Jett.
This tragedy opened up many doors, that Scientology would have liked to have kept shut.
I think it is important to remind people of this story. I feel there were too many puzzling questions in this story, that didn't make any sense and remain unanswered.
Jett was Travolta's 16 year old son who had autism. Many people never knew he existed because Jett was kept out of the limelight. Or shall I say hidden from the limelight.
Jett suffered from epileptic seizures. According to Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, Jett was taken off his anti-seizure medication, claiming it wasn't working for him and that it was harmful to his liver. Ironically, Jett's parents put him on the Purification Rundown, which can be very harmful to the liver.
Scientology believes that this treatment can cure many problems. Even though there has never been any medical or scientific proof that Scientology's Purification Rundown has any benefits what so ever. In fact it has been called pseudo science and quackery. Disturbingly, this treatment is administered by untrained staff with no medical backgrounds.
I am amazed that Scientology is still able to offer this treatment legally. This treatment is also goes under the names Narconon, Criminon and other Scientology front group names.
Travolta and Preston admitted to taking Jett off his anti seizure medication and putting him on Scientology's Purification Rundown. Jett then began suffering from seizures every 1-4 days.
John and Kelly flew to the Bahamas for a 60 person New Year's Eve party they had planned. I will never understand why they flew to the Bahamas to have a party, when Jett was suffering from so many seizures so often.
They traveled with two male nannies who did not have medical backgrounds or proper training for a special needs child. Didn't anyone find this strange? The night of Jett's death, he was left unattended for over 10 hours. He had a seizure, fell and hit his head and died.Continued on the next page