November 16, 2009

Scientology, French Fraud Case & Paul Haggis Defection

Tough times these days for the mighty and fearsome Church of Scientology, as a French fraud case and Paul Haggis defection are bringing unheralded turmoil to the hyper protective religion.

One of their most prominent devotees, Paul Haggis, announced his plans to leave the church, reportedly because he was offended by some of the church's policies, especially around gay members. And then they lost a court case in France relating to fraud. For details see below, and then log off the internet before the Scientology secret police see you were reading about them. They will come for you, in the night! Wait, who's that knocking at my door...

Scientology, French Fraud Case & Paul Haggis Defection

Tuesday was a bad day for Scientology. One of their Hollywood faithful renounced his affiliation and they were found guilty of fraud in France. Director Paul Haggis announced his desire to leave the church, and also on Tuesday, the French branch of the Church of Scientology was convicted in a Paris court of fraud and fined close to $900,000. There are approximately 45,000 adherents of the controversial group in the country.

Scientology, French Fraud Case & Paul Haggis Defection

Posted at November 16, 2009 4:44 AM

Mr. Travolta, America loves you. Trust me, you can bail out of that horrible cult they call a religion and nobody will care what rubbish they say about you. I'm sure you are concerned that secrets of your private life will come out if you leave. You are an American icon and we simply don't care what a silly organization like Scientology has to say about you. Your coming to a rational mind and showing strong character by leaving will override any slander the church produces about you. Get out now.

Posted by: kevin at November 16, 2009 8:53 AM


Posted by: LOVELIFE at November 16, 2009 5:21 PM

While attending film school at NYFA near Universal Studios in Hollywood, I took several auditing courses at the main Scientology center near Hollywood & Vine.
Most of the instructors were very egocentric, non-professional & especially condensending.
When anyone, including myself, spoke of other very helpful & effective nutrition / supplement programs, they actually became angered and offended.
They were greatly annoyed that anyone would mention other health options other than the recommendations of Scientology.
At this point I began to realize that the negative rumors about Ron Hubbard were most likely true.
To really understand how misleading Scientology actually is,...just attend 3 to 4 networking marketing, pyramid scams and you will began to see a remarkable similiarity.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 16, 2009 5:32 PM

I think John is not only a great actor, but he is also one of the most humble, good, and honest people I have ever seen! John will do the right thing, I feel he is a very wise man.

Posted by: Gee at November 16, 2009 5:49 PM

Gee your right i made such an ass out of myself
but now that ive taken a public stand i have to maintain it i feel so stupid by the way you should read hubards dekology highly entertaining and you can see where he got his ideas from, a novel. a novel idea

Posted by: john travolta at November 16, 2009 9:15 PM

I have a relative who prior to Scientology refused to seek a shrink. So far, she has stopped harassing the rest of the family so it must work! We just hope she doesn't ask other relatives to borrow money for her courses---because she won't pay back!

Posted by: Crossed-Up at November 16, 2009 11:25 PM

speak for your self kervin

Posted by: Anonymous at November 16, 2009 11:29 PM

about loving travolta that is

Posted by: Anonymous at November 16, 2009 11:30 PM

crossed up, hubbard is in love with shrinks what do you think about scientology?

Posted by: Lrons ghost at November 16, 2009 11:33 PM

crossed up hubbard loves shrinks what do u think of scientology

Posted by: Anonymous at November 16, 2009 11:36 PM

Maybe people should look to God and not religion. Read the Bible. Worship the Lord, not a religion. I choose to have a relationship with God through Jesus and and his word, the Bible, not through a religion and their man made doctrine.

Posted by: Bob at November 20, 2009 1:59 PM

I find comfort in the fact Mr. Travolta is a mature adult that is capable of making his own decisions. Just follow your heart and mind John.

Posted by: Woody at November 20, 2009 2:17 PM

In 1974 I owned a small business directly across the street from the main Scientology Center in Hollywood.There is not enough space to relate all the evil the cult did to get me to close so they could install a Scientology member to take over the space as, I found out later, the other businesses
on the street were all sponsored by their group.
Within six months my front window had been smashed
and my store ransacked. Police could never prove who did the crime but I have always had my suspicions. Need I say more ?

Posted by: A.R.Clark at November 20, 2009 2:22 PM

Please. I have my doubts about anyone who can possibly believe in the story of scientology. Even if you're not aChristian, they have proved that Jesus actually lived. You can debate wether he was the son of God but at least you know he lived. You can see all the places that are in the bible, it has a lot of historic validations.

Scientology on the other hand is a cult. If you have ever read about scientology, you either start laughing or get scared that their are people who believe it. All scientists not only debunk it, they state it, they have stated the story could not scientifically ever happen.

We are not alone! I wonder if John Travolta was a fan of the Xfiles or found it insulting!

Posted by: Bigdaddy at November 20, 2009 3:45 PM

there is no scientific basis in much of what they teach, as a matter of fact, they tell you, you have to pay your way to get to the top or upper levels, so in other words, if you can't pay, you are not worthy, and those that do, they retrain you as you get higher (oh by the way, what you learned, it's really not that way, we just told you that so it was easier for you to learn it first that way), if there's differant versions of the story at the bottom, and then at the top, where is the truth to begin with, they string you along as long as they can, then if you try to leave, they trap you or hunt you down before you can get away, chances are you have to have witnesses to get away or they drag you back into that "hell" they call religion, which by all deffinition would actually be considered a cult, sry for those suckered, god bless for those who get out!!!

Mr. Travolta, bless you and your descisions, do what you deem necessary, God bless you and yours, Lord know's you've been through enough already

Posted by: John at November 20, 2009 4:50 PM

I was a member of the church in 1977, at Hollywood and Vine, and LEFT! I'm 61 now. If I had a way to improve the thinking, and psychology of the masses, so we could "empty the prisons and insane asylums" I would GIVE it away. They want thousands of dollars for their "auditing". A younger brother was also kidnapped at that location! You go John! I've watched you since I was a kid. - Ex-Marine, Vietnam Veteran

Posted by: J. L. Watson, Jr. at November 20, 2009 7:10 PM

brethrens it dont matter how you can comfort one another if your advice doesnt point to the word of God THE only THruth that sets you free then our advice is in vain .There is no peace in what we assume to replace The almighty whether you are a Mr ,SIR ;Rich,Poor ,MAdam ,Short ,Tall ,In trouble or not in trouble .Two kinds of people exist in the Word either you are Lost or Found .The word of God says But these are written that you may Believe that Jesus is The Christ ,the Son of God,and that by Believing you may have LIfe in His Name .john 20:31 Only in His name There is Life IN aburdance be blessed

Posted by: joshua at November 20, 2009 7:33 PM

Gee everyone knows about the none sence of santology even me. How is that this millioner people are so lonly. with all that many they can do better. they should see other type of assistant. Hey Jhon Travolta. I am your long time Fun and I care lees what santology can say about you.

Posted by: Frances at November 20, 2009 8:34 PM

John Travolta got away with killing his son. Due to his religon he didn't believe in giving his son medication. To me when you refuse giving someone medication you killing them. He got away with murder.

Posted by: flo at November 20, 2009 9:17 PM

Wow.. I can't believe folks are still talking about Mr. Travolta, or Scientology .... He is a great actor (in my humble opinion) and this is America, where we all are free to believe in goofy things.. Good for him if he is happy....Either way it's none of my business.. lol..

Posted by: zack at November 20, 2009 9:46 PM

We only have this one time to be all we can be. Don't let anyone or anything limit those opportunities during your time here. You are complete without that contrived organization. You and your family are loved just for being.

Posted by: Belinda Cerrillo at November 20, 2009 11:44 PM

First of all,Frances needs to learn how to spell, and if you keep up with whats going on, John gives help to alot of people out there! He may be a BILLIONAIRE, what does it matter? He earned every dime of his money, he just happens to be way better paid than most of the average people. We are not Johns judge and jury! John Travolta is a good and humble man people! And Flo, you are so way out there in your facts! John and Kelly,and Ella Blue loved Jett more than life itself. Look at pix they have shown. If that hasnt been the true love of a daddy, I will kiss your foot! Please, why doesnt everyone leave him alone? Let him have some PEACE! "Let him that has NO SIN cast that first stone." This should never be talked about again!

Posted by: Gee at November 23, 2009 11:50 AM

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