John Travolta, faith healer. Image credit: Wikipedia.
John Travolta, actor, pilot, Scientology practitioner, and not-very-good-heterosexual; was recently in Shanghai where he claims to have cured a man who was suffering from a broken ankle.
Travolta told Scientology’s internal Celebrity Magazine:
I was in Shanghai recently at a work event and the Master of Ceremonies’ best friend had recently gotten into a car wreck. He had broken his ankle and was in constant pain.
I asked him permission to do some Scientology assists and he said, ‘Okay sure’.
People were standing around watching as I did them. You could actually see him confronting the pain and after a while he looked up at me and said ‘I feel better’ so I said ‘Okay end of assist.’
He had gotten noticeably better and I was chomping at the bit for more.
Scientology ‘assists’ are a fairly typical form of faith healing as practiced by bogus religious charlatans for millennia, draped in the Church of Scientology’s usual etymological, pseudo-scientific sheen. Travolta is a big proponent of the practice, having previously brought a plane-full of ‘volunteer ministers’ to Haiti to ‘heal’ victims of the disastrous 2010 earthquake.