Travolta donates 1.5 million to IAS

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http://glosslip.com/2008/03/03/john...nal-15-million-to-fight-scientologys-critics/ (includes images)

03/03/2008 (1:26 pm)
John Travolta Donates An Additional $1.5 Million To Fight Scientology’s Critics


John Travolta is stepping up to the plate and doing all he can to promote his favorite cause: Scientology.

Recently published, in the December 2007 issue of Scientology magazine, Source, is an ad (seen above) of John Travolta receiving a Platinum Meritorious award for having donated an additional $1.5 million to the IAS for a total of $2.5 million to the Church of Scientology’s “war chest” or the IAS. Over the summer, John had received the Gold Meritorious award for donating $1 million dollars.

Wikipedia states has this quote on their IAS entry:

The stated purpose of the IAS is “To unite, advance, support and protect the Scientology religion and Scientologists in all parts of the world, so as to achieve the aims of Scientology as originated by L. Ron Hubbard.”

This seems to corroborate the claims of the source who gave me this information. According to my source, Platinum Meritorious status is quite an honor among Scientologists, especially considering what these funds are used for:

“IAS, (International Association of Scientologists)…is also known as Scientology’s “War Chest”, and that money is used to attack critics of Scientology. Scn will tell you that the money is for their “protection” and to fund their “good works” but it’s really all going after and trying to silence anyone that gets in their way of “freeing mankind.”

Some of you may recall a story Glosslip broke a few weeks back showing a video from an IAS convention with CoS leader David Miscavige proclaiming success in their war on psychiatry and their efforts to “clear the planet” and “obliterate psychiatry.” It seems Mr. Travolta is putting his money where views are.

Though Travolta’s donation was quite generous, it’s nothing compared to the $10 million dollars voice-over star Nancy Cartright gave to the IAS. That story broke in Page Six a few weeks back, and it seemed incredible that such a large sum would come from someone whose affiliation with the Church of Scientology has been relatively low-key. Then again, Nancy does the voice of Bart Simpson on Fox’s longest-running series and hit show, “The Simpsons”, and isn’t really as visible, as say, the handsome, though often bizarre, Tom Cruise, whom, by the way, has only donated $5 million to the IAS.

There’s another strange coincidence to Nancy’s donation. “The Simpsons,” an immensely popular cartoon, which prides itself on biting satire, and has lampooned almost every institution and facet of American culture from religion to politics, has somehow managed to avoid even a hint of parody on Scientology. Could this be due to Nancy’s importance to the show?

Having seen what the makers of South Park went through to air their “Trapped In The Closet” episode poking fun at Tom Cruise, rumors of a secret gay life, and the story of Scientology’s Xenu, it’s hardly any wonder “Simpson” creator Matt Groening and the execs at Fox have avoided the controversial religion altogether. Scientology has a history for lacking a sense of humor as it pertains to their religion.

Keeping Scientology Working, or KSW, runs in the Travolta family it seems, as Source magazine, ran an ad in it’s Oct. issue showing Travolta’s wife and fellow Scientologist, Kelly Preston with her FLAG OT aware. Interestingly, Preston, is only a Gold Meritorious award holder, only having donated a mere $1 million dollars to the IAS coffer. Then again, Ms. Preston hasn’t had a hit film since 2003’s, Cat In The Hat, starring Michael Myers - so money might be a bit tight.

Fortunately, with all the stars in Scientology’s roster of “celeb” spokespeople jocking to be on the top of the list of most charitable, Scientology should have no shortage of funds to “obliterate psychiatry,” “clear the planet” of SP’s, PTS’ and other “undesirables”.
 

Snuffy

Patron Meritorious
There’s another strange coincidence to Nancy’s donation. “The Simpsons,” an immensely popular cartoon, which prides itself on biting satire, and has lampooned almost every institution and facet of American culture from religion to politics, has somehow managed to avoid even a hint of parody on Scientology. Could this be due to Nancy’s importance to the show?

the simpsons touched on Scientology, but it was more subtle than Southpark.

http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/movementarians.htm
 

Björkist

Silver Meritorious Patron
Wouldn't donating that million for auditing of SO/Staff/Public be more beneficial?

Hubbard discussed what it's going to take to accomplsih the aims of Scientology in one of the first Scientology: Milestone One lectures.

Amassing large sums of money for legal battles wasn't mentioned by him.

Clearing oneself, and those around one, was.
 

barky

Patron with Honors
Wouldn't donating that million for auditing of SO/Staff/Public be more beneficial?

Or maybe towards proper berthing for RPF slaves??

Clearly he's part of the IAS bandwagon to defeat Anonymous. How nice Travolta is using his millions to suppress a grass-roots movement dedicated to free speech, truth in advertising, fundamental human rights, and all those other bad things the CoS hates to its very core. :whistling:
 
CofS are not into the whole "clearing" thing anymore, haven't you heard?
They are in Real Estate now!

Well, donations are accepted somewhat reluctantly...

MR

PS: for auditing one must go to the Freezone that is why they get the heat.
 
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