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Praise Xenu, it’s John Travolta and the Church of Scientology to the rescue!

Yesterday, Jeffrey Augustine wondered why the Church of Scientology, which has mobilized its Volunteer Ministers to help out with Hurricane Dorian destruction in the Bahamas, can’t use its cruise ship the Freewinds to bring supplies to the islands rather than the single small pleasure yacht it had rented for the occasion.

But hey, what’s the next best thing than Scientology icon and jet pilot John Travolta rounding up some VMs to fly water and food over to Freeport?

Travolta posted this video to his Facebook page last night…



In Florida: “Here in the backyard of my house we’re packing up the plane with food and water to take to Freeport to help out on the island. I’ve brought a bunch of Volunteer Ministers from my church, and we’ll see you when I arrive.”

In Freeport: “So we’re here, we’ve just arrived. We’re unloading the food and the water and supplies. The Freeport community center is open for receiving goods for everyone in need here. We can’t get enough volunteers, so please, I inspire you to come down and help. Thanks.”

Look, Travolta is a kind-hearted soul: We’ve heard that from every person we have talked to who knows the man. And so, as Travolta does some actual humanitarian work that David Miscavige has been unable to organize otherwise, we think back to what Mike Rinder has said about the making of Battlefield Earth, the century’s worst film, and how Miscavige heaped scorn on Travolta for the drubbing the film got, and how in general Miscavige has held Travolta at arm’s length while buddying up with his favorite film star, Tom Cruise.

Now, how does Miscavige reward Travolta for this act of largesse, after days of embarrassing reports about how Scientology was crassly cashing in once again on a natural disaster?


Bonus items from our tipsters

Meanwhile, in Canada…




Source Code

“The fellow wants to get out of the woods and there are two trails. And one trail lies much deeper into the woods and the other trail goes out on to the plain. And all you have to do is put up a sign at the crossroads and point to that trail which goes deeper into the woods and say, ‘This way lies freedom,’ you see, and you’ve promptly trapped a lot of people.” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 18, 1963


Overheard in the FreeZone

“If you do the bridge your not going to be told about secret weather control programs, about vaccines brain damaging people, about the secret space program, about secret depopulation programs (programs run to kill us), about underground bases being built by the new world order in case of a cataclysm (they have literally built underground towns with all this advanced tech) and they fly around in UFOs which they keep secret from us, i mean there is just so much going on that we are not told about in scientology or in mainstream life, but at least scientology makes us smarter so that then we can investigate and find out about all these things.”


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Giving Scientology TV a run for its money — it’s the premiere of the Bunker network!
[TWO years ago] Moss wins Emmy for portraying totalitarian cult victim and doesn’t care what you think about it
[THREE years ago] In the wake of raids, Scientology’s sneaky consulting front shrinks markedly in Russia
[FOUR years ago] Scientology about to throw its Harlem party — and we need your eyes and ears!
[FIVE years ago] RATHBUN SUIT: Scientology’s last swipe in its anti-SLAPP appeal before hearing next week
[SIX years ago] Scientology’s “Bridge:” Claire Headley Gets Us to CLEAR!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,571 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,700 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,204 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,724 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 744 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 635 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,942 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,810 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,584 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,358 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,704 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,270 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,189 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,357 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,938 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,199 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,238 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,950 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,476 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,002 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,565 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,705 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,025 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,881 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,000 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,355 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,658 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,764 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,166 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,038 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,621 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,116 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,370 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,479 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 18, 2019 at 14:45

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