John Travolta, Kelly Preston Admit Son Jett was Autistic, Against Scientology Doctrine

John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston are in the news again. Kelly Preston appears on an episode of the Doctors, which airs tomorrow 11/21, and she opens up for the first time about the tragic accidental death of the couples oldest child, Jett Travolta.

“Do not believe a lot of the things you read,” says Preston, Jett’s mother, “So absolutely he was autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki Syndrome, which is not something that is very familiar, but is has to do with…they get very sick and high fever and rashes, I’m sure your very familiar with that.”

Jett Travolta died accidentally while having an epileptic seizure in the bathroom of the family’s opulent vacation home on Grand Bahama Island, falling and hitting his head on the bathtub, on Friday January 2, 2009.

Preston revealed to Dr. Travis Stork during her interview on The Doctors, that her son’s genetic disease, Kawasaki’s Syndrome, and several other factors, led to the child’s autism. Those other factors include her use of antibiotics while nursing the newborn and her “fast and hard” labor during child birth.

“I strongly believe as a mother, as does my husband, that there are certain contributing factors that lead to autism and some of it is very much the chemicals in our environment and in our food.”

This interview by Ms. Preston is only the second time that anyone from the family has stated out loud that Jett had been previously diagnosed as autistic, the first by John Travolta himself, during a blackmail lawsuit brought by the family over threats made by the ambulance driver the day of Jett’s death.

The Travolta’s changed to an organic lifestyle many years ago, and Kelly thought the healthy lifestyle was bringing Jett out of his autism, a theory also advanced by Jenny McCarthy.

But Preston pushed on as to the origins of her son’s health related problems. She indicated that she had had food poisoning when she was 5 months pregnant. Additionally, she was given antibiotics immediately after giving birth, a recuperative measure for the high fever she had while in labor. Her Doctor insisted that it was safe to breastfeed while on antibiotics, however Jett contracted a Candida yeast infection known as Thrush, a condition sometimes linked to autism.

All this talk about autism is against The Church of Scientology Doctrine, of which John Travolta and Kelly Preston are members. They are two of the high profile members, along with Tom Cruise, the actor.

The Church of Scientology refuses to believe that mental and emotional disorders are a real ailment, and that psychologists and psychiatrists are con men, and these types of problems can only be cured through the spiritual enlightenment and counseling that only the church offers.

John and Kelly’s defiance of Church teachings must be a real blow to Scientology Church leaders, coming on the heels of Tom Cruise’s much publicized quickie divorce from Katie Holmes, seemingly settled in a hurry to satisfy the Church.

Article by Jim Donahue

17 Responses to "John Travolta, Kelly Preston Admit Son Jett was Autistic, Against Scientology Doctrine"

  1. Annette Grandy Alexander   April 26, 2014 at 7:43 am

    it is a cult pure and simple, do not give me the crap about misinformation, this cult has had plenty of bad press and does not deserve to get a church standing so they can keep all the money they hawk from members, i know a few even after they left they were shunned and threaten and they want you as mind controlled as possible,separating families sending people to their work camps, every thing is in your mind if you should need to seek help with illness, funny they do not mind doping up dementia patients, keeps them quiet, but treat depression of anything else, it is a crime that will cause tommy boy to melt down, IT IS A CULT PURE AND SIMPLE ,

  2. Suzy   May 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Wow! I believe only God can answer why in his creation of Jett he was diagnosed as autistic. Today, too many people are trying to play “God”. Ex. Cloning!

  3. stephanie   January 26, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I believe in a higher power, whom I, stephanie choose to call…..God I am not sure about science being a religon…..but I also believe ppl believe everyone believes in a higher in there own way. I have prayed so hard for several things to change in my life and out of the blue its all came just when I needed the change, not when I wanted it be, I am a very spiritual person, I beliveve living life looking at our cruel world on a.spiritual level helps me get through my everyday, I have post tramatic stress disorder anyone who sufers depression knows what that is. God bless to you all !!! Love stephanie

  4. helitrobis returns   December 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I don’t think Scientology cares for anything but its public relations… They would have okd,… even encouraged this as to take the flack off them… What the outside public think and what they think are two totally different things and that also goes for heirachy or ‘up lines’ within the church… Scientology public have little clue about what goes on ‘up lines’ but they do know one thing for sure because its one of the first things that is impressed on their minds… Non scientologists need “gradients” Scientology needs good Public relations (PR) So… its ok to tell white lies for people who don’t understand… They are groomed to become lyres and cheats and cover this with smiles and “white PR” Deep down they know its fundamentally wrong and twisted but that’s part of the technique to get people to do what you want. Unfortunately most scientologists who are good people, don’t get the harm they are doing. They think they are doing good because L R Hubbard said that only when a certain percentage of mankind are “cleared (go through scientology stages to clear)” can the world be without crime, wars and insanity… so they think they are saving the planet… they really do… But its ridiculous that if you had such a good technique that you would need to resort to lying (most scientologists don’t even realize white pr is actually lying)… LR Hubbard explained this was because there are bad people in this world trying to stop Scientology who give “black PR” and that needs to be counter attacked… and it goes on and on in destructive circles. Scientology always blaming someone or something every time something goes wrong. Scientologists actually believe psychiatrists are behind the push against Scientology. They have the conspiracy theory that pschiatrists are trying to stop the world from using Scientology because they want to harm mankind. And of course a lot of you know that these people are behind a world domination effort and further up the scientology courses you learn that these people are an alien race decidedly come to enslave mankind. To get to that stage you need a lot of white pr via “gradients” to actually believe stuff that normal people just see as weird.- And LRH got all this from an e-meter.. no other evidence and people buy it because their first e-meter experience is just a cheap psychological trick.

  5. Rory   November 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I’m a former Scientologist, but when I was in, I knew some Scientologists who had autistic children. It was never something they were in denial of, but they certainly wouldn’t have their kids seen by psychologists.

    I also rent a house to a Scientologist run adult family care home, and they do have elderly clients with dementia who are on “psych drugs”. So, there are instances where Scientologists will resort to psychiatric medications when it is appropriate.

    Also, back when I was in, I knew some Scientologists who wouldn’t vaccinate their children. While vaccinations aren’t anything discouraged by the Church, I suspect vaccination phobia isn’t something uncommon among Scientologists.

    • fairndaccurate   November 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

      The entire premise of article, headline and body copy is blatantly ignorant and smells of prejudice and an attempt to make readers think less of Scientologists.

      There is no such policy or belief in Scientology. This space would have better been devoted to gardening tips.

  6. wookienookie   November 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Scientologist quackery Is harmful,its not only autism -but also things like strokes or epilepsy, Scientology will force those people off medications.

    • fairndaccurate   November 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      You are just completely wrong. Again, reporters and the general public have been completely misled about Scientology’s beliefs.

      From your statements, I can’t tell if you’re one of the well-meaning innocents that have simply been lured into believing hate-speech — or if you’re one of the originators of the hate-speech.

      Let’s hope you’re not one of those who propagated lies you know in your heart are pure lies.

      And you could really inform yourself better on the role of modern medicine and the large food conglomerates in causing (perhaps unwittingly, but certainly callously) the very conditions you are concerned about.

      Look up Dr. Russell Blaylock and Dr. Mercola. Both are true MDs who have rejected the harmful aspects present in today’s medical establishment.

      Good reading!

    • Bruce   December 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      I’m a Scientologist with a mentally retarded son with autistic behaviors who is daily on tegretol and another anti seizure med. I’m active on my courses and auditing every week. What’s the problem?

  7. One Scientologist's view   November 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

    It is pretty strange journalism to repeat unsupported and false misconceptions like “All this talk of autism is against the Church of Scientology Doctrine,” when above this statement, in our own article, you quote Kelly saying, “Do not believe a lot of the things you read.”

    Talk of autism, or any other human condition, is not “against the Scientology doctrine.” False ideas about Scientology persist precisely because of thoughtless articles like this, which base their statements on the some earlier article, without anyone ever asking, “is it true?”

    • GM   November 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Scientology and psychiatry have come into conflict since the founding of Scientology in 1952. Scientology is publicly, and often vehemently, opposed to both psychiatry and psychology. Scientologists view psychiatry as a barbaric and corrupt profession and encourage alternative care based on spiritual healing. According to the Church of Scientology, psychiatry has a long history of improper and abusive care. The group’s views have been disputed, criticized and condemned by experts in the medical and scientific community and been a source of public controversy.

  8. A Former Cult Member   November 21, 2012 at 4:55 am

    She could have used her OT powers to fix Jett. Why didn’t she? She could have gone Tone 40 and stopped his disorder. She had options. Or could it be… that L.Ron Hubbard was full on nonsense and she and her husbands are dupes promoting it?

  9. GM   November 21, 2012 at 4:24 am

    My guess is, if L Ron Hubbard were here he would disagree with you. Here is the definition of Doctrine.

    Doctrine (from Latin: doctrina) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system. Often doctrine specifically connotes a corpus of religious dogma as it is promulgated by a church.


  10. Mark   November 21, 2012 at 2:05 am

    “All this talk about autism is against The Church of Scientology Doctrine”

    This is complete nonsense. It’s invented by some media, but there is no such “doctrine” existing anywhere.

    • GM   November 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Mark, here is the link to wikipedia

      • Rory   November 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

        I think Mark meant that there isn’t any doctrine against autism in Scientology. It’s just that when Scientologists do have autistic children, they’re not going to put them on drugs such as ritalin, nor are they likely to send them to an ABA therapist (not that that’s necessary for all autistic children). However, that doesn’t mean they won’t send their autistic children to naturopaths or try neurofeedback therapy or seek any other sort of alternative therapies.

    • GM   November 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Here is the doctine you said doesn’t exist, and here is the link:

      Fundamental to Scientology is a view of Man as a spiritual being. In Scientology, the spiritual being is called the thetan. The term is taken from the Greek letter theta for “thought” or “life” or “the spirit.” It is used to avoid confusion with previous concepts of the soul. The thetan is immortal and has lived—and will continue to live—through countless lifetimes. One is a thetan who has a mind and who occupies a body. The thetan animates the body and uses the mind.

      Also fundamental to Scientology is a view of life as compartmentalized into urges (drives, impulses) toward survival. These are called the dynamics and number eight in all.

      The First Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as one’s self. Here we have individuality expressed fully. This can be called the Self Dynamic.

      The Second Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as a sexual activity. This dynamic actually has two divisions. Second Dynamic (a) is the sexual act itself. And the Second Dynamic (b) is the family unit, including the rearing of children. This can be called the Sex Dynamic.

      The Third Dynamic—is the urge toward existence in groups of individuals. Any group, or part of an entire class, could be considered to be a part of the Third Dynamic. The school, the society, the town, the nation are each part of the Third Dynamic and each one is a Third Dynamic. This can be called the Group Dynamic.

      The Fourth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as or of Mankind. Whereas one race would be considered a Third Dynamic, all the races would be considered the Fourth Dynamic. This can be called the Mankind Dynamic.

      The Fifth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence of the animal kingdom. This includes all living things, whether vegetable or animal, the fish in the sea, the beasts of the field or of the forest, grass, trees, flowers or anything directly and intimately motivated by life. This can be called the Animal Dynamic.

      The Sixth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as the physical universe. The physical universe is composed of Matter, Energy, Space and Time. In Scientology we take the first letter of each of these words and coin a word—MEST. This can be called the Universe Dynamic.

      The Seventh Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as or of spirits. Anything spiritual, with or without identity, would come under the heading of the Seventh Dynamic. This can be called the Spiritual Dynamic.

      The Eighth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. This is called the Eighth Dynamic because the symbol of infinity, ∞, stood upright makes the numeral 8. This can be called the Infinity or God Dynamic.

      Scientologists usually call these by number.

      A further manifestation of these dynamics is that they could best be represented as a series of concentric circles, wherein the First Dynamic would be the center and each new dynamic would be successively a circle outside it. The idea of space expanding enters into these dynamics.

      The basic characteristic of the individual includes his ability to so expand into the other dynamics. But when the Seventh Dynamic is reached in its entirety, one will only then discover the true Eighth Dynamic.

      As an example of use of these dynamics, one discovers that a baby at birth is not perceptive beyond the First Dynamic. But as the child grows and interests extend, the child can be seen to embrace other dynamics.

      As a further example of use, a person who is incapable of operating on the Third Dynamic is incapable at once of being a part of a team and so might be said to be incapable of a social existence.

      As a further comment upon the Eight Dynamics, no one of these dynamics from one to seven is more important than any other one of them in terms of orienting the individual. While the dynamics are not of equal importance, one to the next, the ability of an individual to assume the beingness, doingness and havingness of each dynamic is an index to his ability to live.

      The abilities and shortcomings of individuals can be understood by viewing their participation in the various dynamics.

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