Ah, young Johnny Travolta, this is the way I like to think of him, as opposed to the guy whose made a career on three good movie roles and fifty billion bad ones. Like Tom Cruise, John is a mega-movie star whose more well known nowadays for being a Scientologist than for being in good movies. But according to the Daily Mail, Travolta is having a change of heart with Scientology after being a faithful member for over thirty years:
His distress, say sources close to him, has been compounded by the first cracks in his 34-year relationship with the Church of Scientology, the cult-like religion of which Travolta is a prominent and generous benefactor. And there are dark mutterings that if he carries out private threats to leave, the organisation will go public with embarrassing details of his private life, including, it is claimed, allegations of past homosexual relationships. Sources in the U.S. disclosed to me this week that his son’s sudden death has ‘deeply shaken’ Travolta’s faith in the strange sect, which makes wild claims about its ability to cure a variety of physical and mental disorders.
It’s unfortunate that the death of his young son opened up his eyes, but honestly, Battlefield Earth should have done that already long, long ago when it first oozed out of Scientology’s womb.
Let’s just say, theoretically, that Travolta has had homosexual relationships in the past, and photos and stories would be leaked if he left the Church. Could his film career get any worse? If anything, people love the gays right now. Not enough to let them marry one another, of course, but I’m dubious that Travolta would be banished from cinema if he admitted homo dalliances in the past. Scientology is the only thing with something to lose in this scenario — I say get the ef outta there, Johnny! Before they sic Katie Holmes on you with a fresh baked basket of Scientology brownies and convince you it was aaaaalll a dream.