Because the Church of Scientology doesn't know when to keep its mouth firmly shut, the "organization" has now apparently enlisted in Lisa Marie Presley's help to ensure that Scientology is good, Scientology is great, so we really shouldn't hate.
Says Lisa Marie on her MySpace page: (and I didn't alter her post in any way, complete with spelling and grammatical errors)
Now Is Not The Time.
I wished I could be writing you under happier circumstances but I cannot because Two of my very good friends, (John and Kelly Travolta ) the sweetest people in the world have just encountered the worst possible tragedy a parent could be forced to endure, the death of their son Jett.
My heart is crying and bleeding for them.
I personally would not have it in me to bury my own child.
I am writing this because I have noticed that for the most part, people and the media have been very sympathetic and respectful, but there are those certain ones that want to use this horrible tragedy as an opportunity to once again, blame and or attack Scientology?
Folks, as popular as it has been to discriminate and ridicule Scientology and Scientologist's in the recent past , Now is NOT the time.
I realize that there is a lot of mis information out there about the subject which has caused a lot of stone throwing but we are not still in the dark ages and it is still an Unconstitutional Injustice to partake in and encourage such condemnation.
Among most of the crazy made up garbage that goes around about it , 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.
I am not writing this to preach my beliefs, I am here to protect my friends.
To the few of you out there that this may apply to,
Let's not use the tragic death of a child to facilitate your insatiable need to attack and destroy Scientology shall we?
John and Kelly have done nothing but spend their lives and their time helping others, making people happy and making peoples lives better.
Please let this family grieve in peace.
PS, I am so sorry it has been such a long time since I have written.
I have just been soaking up the love and the happiness that these two little babies have brought us.
More on that soon.......
Thank you so much for all of your well wishes.
I love and miss you very much.
I'll be in touch.
Wow! Those are some great educational benefits from a tried and true Scientologist. Where do I sign my child up? Who needs proper education when you can get L. Ron Hubbard's idea of skooling? Reeding, riting and rithmatic? All overrated!
I want to know when it became an Unconstitutional Injustice to ridicule Scientologist's? I thought the freedom of speech gave us the right to ridicule whoever we want. If we want to ridicule Scientologists, or rather, Scientologist's, for believing they have alien beings living inside them - - well, heck, that's pretty much placing a target on your back.
And I think "crazy made up garbage" pretty well sums up the Church of Scientology's entire mission statement and belief system. Check out http://www.xenu.net/ and read stories of former members of this "Church" and you will see that Scientologists don't believe in taking certain types of medication and don't believe in certain types of doctors or diagnoses. One of which was autism, which is at the core of some of the debates.
I have no idea what course the Travoltas took or didn't take for Jett - - and really, it isn't any of our business. However, it is a known fact that one of the core tenents of Scientology is that illness only exists in your mind, any "defect" you have brought on yourself, and that psychiatry is a "pseudo-science". Ask Jenna Elfman, devout Scientologist, about AIDS and whether she would like to assist in funding a cure. I bet she will tell you that AIDS is a state of mind. Ask Ellie Perkins what happened when her son was taken off his medication. Oh wait, you can't ask her. She was killed by her son when his medication was removed. Ask Tom Cruise about the history of psychiatry. He'll be happy to tell you what a pseudo-science it is. This is not "made up garbage" - - unless you consider it made up garbage by L. Ron Hubbard.
Lisa Marie needs to stop. She isn't defending her "Two very good friends" so much as her so-called "Church". Look at the title of her post. It doesn't mention Jett's name, or even John and Kelly's. She says "now is not the time" - - not to be critical of John or Kelly, but now is not the time to be critical of Scientology. She devotes more lines to the "injustices" being thrown Scientology's way than over the grief John and Kelly are going through.