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Lisa Marie Presley: Stop Slamming Scientology!

Lisa Marie Presley: Stop Slamming Scientology!

Lisa Marie Presley has taken to her blog to tell her fans that now is NOT the time to be bashing Scientology. Here’s what the daughter of Elvis had to say:

“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. ~LMP

Lisa, 40, also had this to say about her 3-month-old twin girls Harper and Finley: “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.”

Just Jared on Facebook
Posted to: Lisa Marie Presley

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  • kim

    I agree. Some people are disgusting. I’ve seen people trying to slam scientology during a terrible time for the Travolta’s. That’s horrible of them.

  • ITA with her

    even if I DO believe S’ology is more than a bit cultish (from my own personal experiences with a member). John & Kelly and their kids have always expressed to the world an obvious head over heels love for each other, and it sucks that some in the media tryng to sell its gossip rags and shows, and some others who crusade against the philosophy, also wanna use the childs death for their purposes.

  • http://ifj nad

    Shes right, its not the time to be slashing Scientology, but something needs to be done about it. Its a CULT.

  • Kudo’s!

    Wonderfully written. I hope people read and lay off.

  • Melikha

    ““Folks, as popular as it has been to discriminate and ridicule Scientology and Scientologist’s in the recent past ”

    Guilty of apostrophe abuse!

  • Julia

    Never liked her, but KUDOS for this post, could not agree more, some people go WAY to faar!

  • meeeeee

    Well maybe I haven’t read a lot about this but None of the articles I have read about Jett talked about scientology, so I dont know why she is commenting. There seem to be somewhat conflicting stories about how exactly he died but as much as I dislike Travolta, I dont doubt that he did everything he could to save his child, it is clear that he is a loving parent.

  • slambang

    $cientology is a very scary, very dangerous cult. That said, my heart does go out to John and Kelly, as it is a tragic thing to lose a child.

  • Pauli

    “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.”

    She’s lying or playing word games. Scientologists do not believe in psychiatrists or psychiatric drugs. Remember when Tom Cruise ranted a couple of years ago about Brooke Shields taking (and promoting) antidepressant medication for her postpartum depression?

  • Anthony

    Sorry, but sometimes difficult questions must be asked. Especially if asking them might help prevent future tragedies of this nature.

  • Bubbaness

    Very nice until I got to her signature and thought it meant “last menstrual period”.

  • @ 9

    Scientologists claim that a psychological diagonsis is not medical.

    They also claim that they are not involved in any medical diagnosis.

    A psychological diagnosis is not medical? EXCUSE ME?

    If they are not involved in medical diangosis – how can they claim what is and what is not medical?

    If Tom Cruise wants to find out about the Emotional Trauma involved with having a child I suggest he gets a sex change opperation and find out – Otherwise He should STFU about something he will never know nothing about!

  • Parkan

    This woman is an idiot. Most people don’t care that much about Scientology – in fact, the founder’s self-stated goal was to invent a ‘religion’ and see which suckers would come along. And as we can see, there are a lot of them…but that isn’t the issue.

    People have the right to ask if Travolta’s son was deprived of medication because of his parents’ beliefs. This isn’t bashing a religion, it’s posing a question which should be asking because it’s a matter of simple child care.

    If she doesn’t want to understand this, then she is just an idiot. I’ve always thought so, this is just confirmation.

  • Dati

    I think she’s absolutely right.
    Even when you think that Scientology is a bad thing:
    you can discuss that later!
    It’s such a sad tragedy for the Travolta family and
    at this moment it’s not the right time to discuss about Scientology.
    It’s not important whether Jett Travolta died for rumoured reasons.
    He’s dead! The media shouldn’t use this for criticism.
    I don’t think that parents (whatever tehy believe in) would ever risk the life of their own children! That’s such a bullshit!
    I’m really upset about these rumours.
    It shows that the press is heedless and insensible!

  • William Johnson

    Just another PR piece from the $cientologists. A feeble attempt to divert attention from the REAL crimes here, how $cientology kills people.

    As long as there are cults who attempt absolute mind control over their followers this sort of thing will happen.

  • the ex

    Like one news reporter said, Scientologist are not Christian Scientist.

    The Christian Scientist are the ones who absolutely refuse medication, and only use prayer to heal ills.

    There are also the Jehova’s Witnesses who are against blood transfusions.

    So ever since the whole Tom Cruise thing happened, they made this big rumor that Scientologist oppose all meds… that’s not true, but some nasties keep pushing this idea.

  • LuckyL

    Sorry, John Travolta has taken these last few days to fill the airwaves with a spin on the situation to garner sympathy and not clear up discrepancies with the police as to there being a more than ten hour wait time before Jett was reached. And now the Travoltas have quickly cremated him.

  • Kelly

    #10, Anthony – said perfectly. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and realistically, not everyone has the same opinion as Lisa Marie Presley or other Scientology followers. So, in my opinion, LMP’s statement was uncalled for. No one is telling her to stop practicing it if that is her interest and if someone has a “bad opinion of Scientology,” he/she has the right to express it! It’s a terrible time for the Travoltas, may his son rest in peace and Jett’s family find peace!

  • LuckyL

    Anthony @ 01/06/2009 at 4:00 pm

    Sorry, but sometimes difficult questions must be asked. Especially if asking them might help prevent future tragedies of this nature.
    _____

    Exactly. Some people may not be old enough to remember a few mothers tricking the nation after having a hand in the death of their own children.

  • Pauli

    “Scientologists claim that a psychological diagonsis is not medical.

    They also claim that they are not involved in any medical diagnosis.”

    Thank you. So she is playing word games. When she writes about “medical care, medicine or medical Doctors” she’s not including psychiatric care, psychiatric medicine or psychiatric doctors.

  • LuckyL

    We have all, including myself, expressed our condolences, for if nothing else, Jett’s soul to rest in peace.

  • LuckyL

    Maybe Scientology practices have “rescued” adults such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Lisa Marie Presley, but not unknowing children like Jett who did not have a choice.

  • pr person

    Right…this coming from a person who belongs to the same ‘religion’ as Jenna “have you raped a baby” Elfman who once stated that Aids is only a state of mind. Kind of makes you want to go and do some research before you believe a word that comes out of their mouths, doesn’t it?

  • blue

    When a child dies, it’s natural to wonder why.

    When a child dies who had obvious developmental problems that went unacknowledged and untreated by his parents, is it NECESSARY to ask why.

    We will never know if Jett was autistic or if he suffered from different developmental issues, but it’s clear form the testimony of many who worked with him and what little video footage is available that something was wrong with the boy, something that his parents blamed on a childhood disease that is not tied to any of the symptoms he showed in later life. (pro tip: Kawasakis only causes “febrile seizures”, seizures that happen during a fever, not the kind that Jett experienced)

    Treatment may not have saved Jett’s life, but it may have improved the time that he had here. My heart goes out to the grieving parents, my rage to the community that forced them to treat their son like a leper.

  • ebmo

    Off Topic….but has this woman done anything remotely interesting other than: be the daughter of Elvis and to marry Michael Jackson?

    As far as Jett Travolta goes:
    Whether or not he had Autism is up to debate. Autism is not a fatal condition. As his parents they had the right to treat that condition as they saw fit. It seems that they ensured his safety, were very protective of him and loved him enough to give him the best of opportunities. There is no reason they needed to make him a “poster boy” for Autism awareness.

    That being said. If he had a reoccurrent seizure disorder and was NOT under medical care, that could be defined as medical neglect.

    Earlier reports I have read stated he was given anti-convulsants which minimize seizures but do not always stop them completely.

    In any case this is a tragedy for the Travolta family. I believe they did what they thought was best for their son.

  • itsme

    Bravo to LMP.. Leave the Travoltas alone.. who cares what religion they are.

  • christian scientist

    Hey Lisa Marie,

    I agree with you 100% but I want you to edit your post a bit. I am a Christian Scientist and find myself in the same boat as you. But I would like you to edit your blog or give a shout out to us ” Christian Scientist” because we believe strongly in the power of prayer, and through our prayer healing groups have seen tremendous miracles happen, without the use of any medication. I would like you to re-edit your comments and just let it be known, I don’t think you meant any offense to the Christian Science community, as you may not be aware of our small group.

  • David M

    Elvis Presley had this to say about Scientology:

    “There’s no way I’m ever gettin involved with that son of a bitchin’ group. All they want is my money.”

    Too bad daughter couldnt be as wise as her dad.

  • moon unit

    Right…this coming from a person who belongs to the same ‘religion’ as Jenna “have you raped a baby” Elfman who once stated that Aids is only a state of mind. Kind of makes you want to go and do some research before you believe a word that comes out of their mouths, doesn’t it?

  • LMP

    #27 – I’m so sorry. I’ll fix that right now.

    lolcatz

  • moon unit

    RESEARCH for the actual facts, not the speculation as to why!!!

    The “recipe” for what scientology would do after this became news was written – and here is more of the spin predicted.

    Co$ is in mass damage control. DM is shitting thetans.

  • Hmmm

    # 14 Dati said “I don’t think that parents (whatever tehy believe in) would ever risk the life of their own children! That’s such a bullshit!”

    O RRY? Don’t be so naive. Try wiki or Google for Jonestown; Children of God; Scientology; cult child abuse; day care cult rituals; father faked Amber Alert killed son, etc etc.

    There are plenty of horrible parents that risk the lives of their own children every single day both in and out of cults. That’s why every state has a foster care system that’s clogged with throw away children and every major city has homeless teen runaways that would rather prostitute themselves on the streets that to go home.

  • moon unit

    RESEARCH for the actual facts, not the speculation as to why!!!

    The “recipe” for what scientology would do after this became news was written – and here is more of the spin predicted.

    Co$ is in mass damage control. DM is shitting thetans.

    True Story. TM

  • The Kipper

    from a news article:

    Church of Scientology International member Tommy Davis confirmed those practicing the religion would not seek conventional treatment for seizures.

    ok, so official church mouthpiece admits Travoltas would not use medical expertise with their son. I am sorry for them, but this is worth looking into, if for no other reason than to save other lives. So Jett doesn’t die in vain.

  • LuckyL

    I’ll post this again:

    ****Jett Travolta’s Death: Police Disagree With Family on Timeline****

    Police in the Bahamas are disagreeing with John Travolta’s staff in the wake of the New Year’s Day death of his son Jett, 16, at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel about how long the teenager lay undiscovered in the bathroom.

    Police are reporting that Jett was left alone for more than ten hours from when he was last seen heading to his bedroom at the Travolta’s vacation townhouse at 6 PM after a day of boating with his family. Jett’s nanny, Jeff Kathrein, reportedly found Jett lying on the bathroom floor at 11:30 PM, TMZ reports.

    Jett Travolta, who was disabled, was nonverbal and required the use of a baby monitor and a special chime to summon his two male nannies if required.

    Kathrein and the Travolta’s attorney, Michael McDermott, says that Kathrein went to the bathroom in the time span between 6 PM when Jett left the room and 11:30 PM when his body was discovered so Jett was reportedly not unattended for ten hours.

    The teenager is alleged to have possibly had a seizure and struck his head, which could have caused his death. McDermott also reports that Jett was known to sleep for 12 to 16 hours a day so him not being present for a long period of time would not have been unusual.

    The official cause of death will be reported by the coroner on Monday.

    Their attorney reports that Jett’s parents John Travolta and Kelly Preston have “stopped crying long enough last night to try to write a press statement, which they haven’t finished.”

  • LuckyL

    I’m waiting on unbiased, medical professionals to release an official statement or be on camera, not Travolta or his lawyer.

  • Mia

    I think what people hate about Scientology is it looks (from the outside looking in) more like an evil corporation than a religion. With that said… I feel sad for John, Kelly, and their little girl. I know first hand that it gets easier (with time) but it never gets easy. God Bless

  • Miaow

    John & Kelly could have used their celebrity status & their millions bringing sorely needed attention to the cause of autism if their beliefs did not outlaw such things. It is a celebration of the life of a child such as Jett to acknowledge who he was & the obstacles he overcame. To deny that is the saddest thing of all.

    There is a need for free & open debate on this subject & the question of their ‘church’s’ peculiar & secretive practices. Yes there will be commentary that we individually find upsetting or offensive, but in the end that is the only way to reach truth.

    It is as distasteful to read pro-$cientology propaganda as it is to read the acres of gossip & speculation. Perhaps a dignified silence on the part of all those connected to the family would quiet the critics?

    Support expressed through the media is an odd way to demonstrate care.

  • Mr. Pink

    Bravo! I’m an atheist but I hate how Scientology gets a greater raw deal than any of these other religions and I hate that Scientology critics are using this opportunity to judge people they’ve never met and promote their agenda.

    There are other medical ailments besides psychiatric ones, #9.

    He’s long since shut up and apologized, #12. He can’t go back in time and unsay what he said. Just forgive and forget already.

    People aren’t just asking that, #13. They’re already jumping to that conclusion and are calling for arrests.

    You and your conspiracy theories and your twisting of events disgust me, #17.

    I don’t remember your condolences. Just your accusations, theories and judgments.

    No dumber than people who believe the Earth is 6,000 years old, #18.

    I think only his doctors and parents would know if there ever was something wrong with him no matter how ‘obvious’ it seemed, #24.

    TMX reports, #35?

    Assuming that their child WAS autistic you mean, #38?

  • Sharon

    If now is not the time for tough questions, when is? The prominent Scientologists have been put on damage control, so Lisa is just doing her part.

    Jett was autistic and he lived most of his life with weekly seizures because of their so-called religion. He died because of it. The authorities should look into it now, not later.

  • LuckyL

    Mr. Pink @ 01/06/2009 at 5:09 pm

    TMX reports, #35?
    ______
    No the police, slow brain.

  • LuckyL

    And that article wasn’t from TMZ either.

  • LuckyL

    Mr. Pink @ 01/06/2009 at 5:09 pm

    You and your conspiracy theories and your twisting of events disgust me, #17.
    ____
    Who cares?

  • SKHF

    Scientology IS NOT RELIGION is A SECT.

    Scientologist are depressing.

  • jfdfj

    She said everything i was thinking of. I have noticed people making rude comments & they shouldnt at a time like this, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENNED & im pretty sure that no parent would want their child to die, so have some respect.

  • LuckyL

    And obviously it’s not a “conspiracy theory” dumb*** since you finally saw the article.

  • fffffff

    Scientology makes brainwashing.

  • freebird

    With all due respect to Lisa, this was predictable it was just a matter of what high profile Scientology follower it would come from and when. In fact I said this would come in a previous post. She has a right to her opinion and the family to their grief but there were many factors in the way the situation was handled that didnt sit right with many people. I agree with #10 though, sometimes hard questions need to asked at difficult times and I still maintain that if this had been a normal family I dont believe the police would have been essentially silenced, the autopsy would report would have been so vague, or that cremation would have been allowed so quickly. Hopefully this will open the door to constructive and much needed insight into how certain medical issues are handled by those following Scientology and IF in SOME and if things like Autism are not being treated as effectively as they could or should be and IF there are facts that some members of the religion (like any religion) should be willing to be accountable for and speak the truth on. If you have nothing to hide you hide nothing. If Scientology believes issues like Autism and severe (potentially life threatning) mental disorders are being treated acurately, safely and effectively by their religion then why not welcome constructive dialogue?

  • LuckyL

    And, I’m not here to argue with Mr. Pink/Blonde/Psycho Freak etc. I made my point and have things to do. Peace. Healthy discussion of a murky situation is perfectly fine in my book.

  • lizzie

    Scientology is for losers. Look at Tom Cruise. Yuck !

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