John Travolta to Help People of Haiti, While Scientology Does Best to Annoy Them

Author: Dawn Olsen
Published: January 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm
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God Bless John Travolta's big, confused and misguided heart. CNN reports Travolta, a licensed pilot, flew his own plane down to Haiti to bring supplies, several doctors, his wife and Scientology ministers.

Er, wait, back up, did that say Scientology ministers? Ok, this went from a mercy mission for the people of Haiti, to a mission to disseminate cult materials and annoy the crap out of an already destitute and broken people. Seriously, let me illuminate you on what a Scientology crisis mission entails.

Scientology trains some of their members to join what they call their "Volunteer Ministries."  The VM, or Vulture Ministries as those in the know call them, are a group of untrained members who go on "relief missions" to the poorest parts of the world or those hit by disaster, under the guise of helping.  However, that's only part of the picture.

Using the religious cloaking they so effectively shroud themselves in, some past missions have included 9/11, Katrina, the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and recently, opening Scientology schools in India.  While on the surface this sounds great, what you don't see is what actually happens on the ground once they are there.

Scientology tents, Virginia TechFirst, they set up yellow tents with tables that have their various "religious materials" displayed for your viewing pleasure, including their ubiquitous pamphlets advertising their "Bridge to Total Freedom." Then, if they are bored, they will wonder around and see if any other relief organizations have supplies which need to be handed out, like water or food, and these VM's, with their uniforms on proceed to pass out OTHER group's supplies. Kind of a sweet deal if you can get it.

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