Scientologists John Travolta and Kelly Preston Deny Son's Autism

Posted Jun 4, 2007 by Pamela Jean

Their public announcement of a desire to have another baby has spawned discussion regarding the couples denial of their 14 year old son Jett's apparent autism. Their religious beliefs will not allow them to acknowledge such a condition in their son.
According to the Church of Scientology, members with mental illnesses are "degraded" and capable of curing themselves by studying harder their Scientology teachings.
A reporter that has interviewed Travolta on numerous occasions states that it is apparent to him that their son, Jett, is suffering from autism, or at least displays all of the classic symptoms.
John, however, goes on and on about how his son loves to play sports and is an avid reader, when it is apparent to this reporter that the boy can barely do either.Travolta has either pretended there is nothing wrong with Jett, 15, or claimed his condition is Kawasaki syndrome, a disease characterized by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes.
Parents of autistic children say that Travolta should join Sylvester Stallone, Doug Flutie, Jenny McCarthy and Toni Braxton, who all have autistic kids, in raising awareness and research funds to cure the disease.
The Travolta's could do so much good and shed much needed light on this growing epidemic. To turn their backs on fellow parents of autistic children by not acknowledging their own, is considered wrong.
"It's fine with me if Travolta doesn't want to become the poster child for autistic parents, but every time the parent of an autistic child hears about someone else who is in this fight, it makes them feel better," said the reporter who has interviewed him on many occasions.
"He could do so much good for autism awareness if he would just come forward."
Travolta's lawyer issued this statement regarding the family and their children -
"The Travolta's are wonderful, loving parents, and their priority is their children. They have [taken] and they continue to take the best possible care of their children. To suggest anything to the contrary is very hurtful to a loving family and also would be false and defamatory."
Didn't exactly deny it did they?
Do you think they should be forced to state publicly that their son is autistic? Even if he is, I don't feel it is anyone's business. If they wish to remain private about this, they should be able to.