CBS Keeps Stuttering BUT Trying to Get There, "Co$ Views on Medicine" Scientologist Views On Medicine Questioned, In Aftermath Of Death Of Jett Travolta, 16, Critics Say Church Holds Profession In Negative Light - CBS News (CBS) Even as John Travolta and his wife mourn their son, Jett, some critics of the Church of Scientology are pointing to what they say is a negative church position on medications and medicine. The Travoltas are Scientologists. Early Show National Correspondent Hattie Kauffman reports that, since an autopsy showed Jett, 16, died of a seizure, his family now acknowledges Jett's been suffering seizures for many years. (snip) A Scientology spokesperson told CBS News the church doesn't get involved in medical decisions. The statement says, "Scientologists seek conventional medical treatment for medical conditions. Scientologists use prescription drugs when physically ill." But skeptics point to the writings of the church founder. "There are definitely some policies that L. Ron Hubbard wrote in the '60s where he was very critical of the medical profession,' says former Scientologist Bruce Hines. Scientology's most famous member. Tom Cruise, has made it very clear the church is against psychiatric drugs. "It sees psychiatrists as being enemies -- not only enemies on this earth, but also cosmic enemies," says the University of Alberta's Kent. But Scientologists do believe in a purification program that Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife, reported using to treat her son, notes Kauffman. "People go thru periods of physical exercise combined with large doses of vitamins including niacin and then hours in the sauna," Kent says. --------------------------------- POON posting available for the price of registration. $cilons turning out in force already and the story was just posted 7 minutes ago on Google News --------------------------------- Fuckin COME ON CBS!! We realize you're trying desperately to be the "scoop" network that manages to keep Tommy Davis dangling on a hook of hope that he will actually win this for the 'church,' and that ya'll want the story... But every time you're feeling kindly disposed to those idiots, go see the BBC / John Sweeney tape and see just what Mr. Davis and his 'church' feel about the media in days when they perceive themselves as on top and in control.