John travolta on GMA Good Morning America

On today’s ‘Good Morning America’ show actor John Travolta, while promoting his latest film, ‘The Forger’ and asked why Scientology has become such a target for critics, said, “Forty years for me, I’ve been part, and I’ve loved every minute of it and my family has done so well with it, it’s a beautiful thing for me.”

John TravoltaActor John Travolta, was on Good Morning America this morning as part of the promotional media tour for his latest film, ‘The Forger,’ in which he plays a thief who works with his father and son to forge, steal and replace a Monet painting, when he was suddenly asked by ABC News’ Amy Robach about the ex-Scientology members in ‘Going Clear’ and why did he think there was “so much interest” in his religion?

A fake "Monet" used in the film and actually painted by John Travolta.

A fake “Monet” used in the film and actually painted by John Travolta.

Travolta seemed to be nonplused by the question and proceeded to calmly and earnestly explain what his personal experience, a 40 year experience thus far, had been within the Church of Scientology and the Scientology religion.

He said…

John travolta on GMA Good Morning America

“Mostly because it’s not understood. People need to take time and read a book, you know, that’s my advice, you could read ‘New Slant On Life,’ you could read ‘Dianetics,’ and if you really read it you’ll understand it, but unless you do, you’ll speculate and that’s a mistake to do that.”

Amy Robach next asked, “Why do you think it’s such a target though, for critics?”

Travolta responded…

Sometimes when something really works well, it becomes a target. You know, forty years for me, I’ve been part — and I’ve loved every minute of it, and my family has done so well with it, it’s a beautiful thing for me and I’ve saved lives with it. Saved my own life several times. Through the loss of my son, it helped me every step of the way for two years solid, and here I am talking to you because of it.”

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