Lisa Marie Presley defends Scientology over Jett Travolta death
Lisa Marie Presley has taken to her blog to send a message of condolence to John Travolta and Kelly Preston, following the tragic death of their son Jett, and also took the time to defend Scientology.
Like Travolta and his wife, Presley follows the religion, which has faced criticism in the wake of Jett’s death.
In an entry posted this week on her MySpace blog, Presley called Travolta and Preston, ‘the sweetest people in the world,’ and expressed her sadness saying, ‘My heart is crying and bleeding for them.
She then launched into a defence of their shared religion, stating, ‘I am writing this because I have noticed that for the most part, people and the media have been very sympathetic and respectful, but there are those certain ones that want to use this horrible tragedy as an opportunity to once again, blame and-or attack Scientology.’
She elaborated, ‘It is not true that Scientologist’s don’t believe in medical care, medicine or medical Doctors and that may have something to do with this terrible tragedy.’
Praising the Travoltas for their devotion to their son, she added, ‘Whatever medical and or physical condition Jett had, I can tell you first hand that his parents were on a tireless, never ending quest to get and provide him with the absolute best care anyone could ever ask for.’
She ended with the statement, ‘I am not writing this to preach my beliefs, I am here to protect my friends.‘
Jett Travolta died last week while on holiday with his family in the Bahamas. The 16-year-old, who was Travolta and Preston’s only son, suffered a seizure as the the result of Kawasaki syndrome, a rare disease that he suffered from since infancy.
His death prompted speculation over his health, with critics claiming that he may have been misdiagnosed due to Scientology’s approach to medical care.