January 25th, 2010
10:16 PM ET

John Travolta's mercy flight to Haiti

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So many stars have done their part for Haiti by raising awareness and funds, but one A-lister is actually taking the controls of a plane and flying into the heart of the disaster area himself - John Travolta.

One of Travolta's reps just confirmed to CNN that the star is personally flying one of his jets to Haiti to help out with relief efforts there.

In addition to relief supplies, Travolta is bringing along his wife Kelly Preston, several doctors and Church of Scientology ministers.

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  3. Lupe Ramirez

    Wow, I really commend John Travolta for giving of his heart and time. After all he has been through himself, he really is a selfless and generous person. My thoughts are with him, his family, and the people of Haiti.

    January 30, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Richell Powell

    I always knew I liked you as a human being first and then a movie star, you just seem to have good morals/values and a genuine love for people!! Thank you and Kelly for all that you do


    January 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Leigh

    It's great that John Travolta did this. But I'm not hearing much about all the other pilots going into Haiti who aren't famous. My friend has been there since Monday flying a PC-12 in with medical supplies and food supplies – 3 flights a day. As of Thursday he's doing all the flights into Port de Paix, because no one else wants to land there. It's a short, dirt strip and if you look online you'll see it's pretty dangerous. When he and another guy on the trip arrive, the plane is swamped by people grabbing supplies off the plane before they're even unloaded. There's not really anyone there to intercede, and it's just a free for all. These people don't need scientologist ministers, they need food and medical supplies!!

    January 29, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lindsay

    Haiti, while desperate for aid, certainly could do without the Scientologist "ministers"!! Why not dump the false prophets and bring them something they actually NEED...??!

    January 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fred Ponder

    It is wonderful to learn that John Travolta has personally flown one of his jets with aid to Haiti following the earthquake to help provide needy relief to the people of that country. It is my hope that many others who have been blessed as millionaires such will empathize with the Haitians' situation and also gop in with the much needed support they can mobilize. Thank you John for such a magnanimous humanitarian heart!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LBJ

    How much easier is it to leave snide, unknowing comments than to drop what one is doing in life – one’s job, etc, -t o take the action necessary to render help to those in need? How many negative commentators are going to Haiti to willingly help others at significant cost to themselves for no return? Fortunately, those who DO care little of those who whine loudly about things they think they understand.

    January 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Debra R

    You folks seem to be under the impression that all a minister does is preach from a pulpit... many hands are needed...should it matter if they are ministers...my own minister isn't afraid to get dirty and show God's love by his ACTIONS

    January 28, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ralph

    That is so nice of him. And he recently lost his son. He is very strong.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Farha

    God bless you !!!

    January 28, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. La Dame Africaine

    The only thing that I can say, may God bless you and your family. May God prolong your life. On behalf of my people of Haiti I say thanks and may he be with you always.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Janice

    God Bless them.

    January 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ilene B

    I do think this is showboating.
    The simple expense of flying the plane could have been better utilized in cash to an organization on the ground. And how many supplies could that plane carry? How are they going to get to the people who need them, like other supplies piling up in the destroyed infrastructure? The relief effort is not lacking for pilots or planes, and such work is best done by people whose organizations are already on the ground and have been for years.
    I don't doubt that Travolta was moved by the desire to help. I just question if this was the most efficient way he could or if there was a lot of ego involved.
    Showboating. Hot dogging.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ken A. Schofield

    What kind of harsh, callous person does one have to be to say something like "Wow, John Revolting"?? It isn't enough that he and his wife are no doubt still mourning their own devastating loss, but the man, the person, that he still is, and his wife, have it in their hearts to do SOMETHING. Yes they have financial means that are above and beyond a lot of people, but does that imply he HAS to do something? It will never cease to amaze me that for every person there is that has the spirit and the heart to do something for their fellow man, there are 10 others to tear him or her down for his effort. What do you get out of that? The suffering going on in Haiti minute by minute even still, 14 plus days after the quake and people are dying by the dozens, if not hundreds daily and need every ounce of help they can get. I would not choose to think that the Travolta's are doing this to get their name in the papers, or on CNN. John Travolta is a talented and licensed Commercial/Airline Transport Pilot that has been able to enjoy his passion through his hard work, no one gave him his jets. He bought them, and rather than leave them sitting on the tarmac doing nothing, he fills them with as much as they can carry in supplies and medical staff and personally pilots the airplane, nothing whatsoever to do with publicity or heaven knows what motivated such a comment. They are fine examples of people that can see farther than the end of their own noses, and their caring and compassion extends far beyond themselves, unlike whatever kind of person you consider yourself to be after coming up with that winner. I hope you are proud of yourself, you did an excellent job of demonstrating the difference between genuine caring and genuine callousness.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  16. Kathy, Andover

    Well, I was thinking this was great, until I got to the part about the Church of Scientology "ministers". The Haitians pray - they don't need to be preyed upon!

    January 27, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  17. tina

    honestly people , all the help ,the better.thanks john

    January 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. dinosaur

    I applaud Travolta's actions, of course, as all the help is needed to deal with this terrible catastrophe. However, I do feel like he could have left the Scientology ministers at home. The space they occupy on the plane could have been used to fly a few more resources to Haiti 🙂 and they're basically useless, IMHO. I think the inclusion of CoS ministers in this rescue party is probably the way the CoS had to get around last week's official barring of Scientologists from entering Haitian territory.

    People who say that CoS ministers are there to help in any ways they can are clearly not informed on what do these people do. They do not have medical or rescueing skills, nor they're in to do heavy lifting: they hog food, bottled water and shelter from the real tragedy victims and do nothing of value, offering to do "touch heelings" and distributing propaganda. They've done it on 9/11 and it's common practice every time a major catastrophe happens. They have been barred from Haiti before for this very same reason. Vultures are not needed. They're not even interested in the Haitian people as they cannot afford their expensive costs: they're gunning for the volunteers. Expect them to pay more attention to them than to the victims.

    In short, good on Travolta because he actually has the means to do some effective good. The ministers, however, do not and should have been left at home.

    January 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tired

    Take the whole US Congress, the California Legislature and ALL the hollywood elitists too. Maybe a dose of rerality could help the Hollywood producers also!

    January 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Paul

    Amen to that, Litlbit!

    I went to Somalia when they were starving with the UN ( it was hell) and this has a natural disaster on top leaving millions in need.

    Thank you for your service.

    January 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Litlbit

    Most of you people are so cynical, I can't beleive some of the comments I am reading and finally had to stop.
    @Matt, I beleive your right. this is not the first time John Travolta has been there when needed, he is known as well as Lorenzo Lamas for transporting children that require medical services in other states and I believe even overseas.
    @ all cynics , Who cares Who he is bringing with him. 10 ministers are probably also stronger then the Haitians at this point and are in the know, more so than the Haitians. No ! I am not implying they are ignorant just , scared, alone, hungry and poorer than they already were if Scientogist are what the claim to be then, who are you to judge?
    I have just returned from Haiti doing anything I can do but mainly in my skills with health care and I am Lucky enough to be involved with DWOB
    and do what I can, and where I can.
    John T. is doing this because He Can, he has the resources and the desire to help people going through devistation unkown to most of us.
    Cut the Guy some slack, have any of you ever contacted aid foundations to offer your expertise in what ever trade you have and are proud to have a good trade.
    It not all about money or publicity, is about being better off than someone else and are able to help,in whatever capacity .

    Just My Opinion

    January 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  22. J. Burket

    It amazes me that when people try to help others in a time of crisis and need they are attacked for their beliefs! COS Volunteer ministers are there to help in any way they can! Just like volunteers from any other religious or secular group!
    Very Well Done John!

    January 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. RUDY

    Everybody helping there (including Travolta) is a hero...

    January 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Paul

    Christ on a stick, you people love to judge, huh? Never mind that most of you "christians" follow a book of myths and fiction. You can't even follow it well! Why not practice a little compassion and spirituality and look at the good in this. Wait, is that not part of your "faith"?

    Good job John!

    January 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Navdawg

    No it is not. There are to many volunteers there now. More keep showing up with make any arrangements on how they are going to eat. I doubt that John's plane can carry more then a C-130. This is just dumb.

    January 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  26. funnygirl49

    I don't care who he takes with him! Let the man go and do what he does best....help. This isn't a time for remarks about Scientology. It's his religion and maybe they will offer inspiration of some sort with their words. How can so many people say such bad things about a family that has suffered such a loss and now are doing what they can to help others? GROW UP

    January 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  27. eiram

    Taie – you are right on the money.
    I am a person who travels to a third world country each year to see the child I sponsor and help with a dental clinic in the village where he lives. I have seen the very tough lives they are living even in the best of times never mind after an earthquake devastates their country. But despite their living conditions they are people who truly appreciate help of any kind. Food, clothing, shelter, support – spiritual or otherwise. I am sure this is true of the people of Haiti. If every negative person would open up your hearts and at least say a prayer for these people, I am sure some good would come from it regardless of your religious beliefs.

    January 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sadistwitch

    Heros in Haiti from all walks of life make it to the news every day Navdawg. Dropping off people who can help in this situation, with a few tons of aid/supplies is a good stunt. Stop being sour.

    January 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mark Duncan

    I don't doubt that John Travolta has the sincerest motivations for using his practical skills to help the folks in Haiti. In his entire career he has never come across as anything but the best of people. The Scientology nuttiness is an unfortunate sideshow to a mission of mercy. With Islam you have a handful of whackjobs hijacking a peaceful faith to spread trouble. Here you have a mad "religion" hijacking a peaceful man of faith to take advantage of the trouble in Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Navdawg

    Hero's are the men and women there without a press agent releasing stories.

    January 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. marg

    good for john, i'm sure the ministers will help to comfort the people who have lost loved ones.

    i'm not believe in his religion but help is help.

    i understand that Gerry butler is going there to soon, rather have him there as to the ministers.

    January 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Navdawg

    No sad is people who actually buy into stunts like this.

    January 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Taie

    it is extremely sad that the primary focus of this story is that travolta is bringing Scientology Ministers. Some people are sad. Thats all I can say!!! People who were already living very tough lives, barely having food, clean water, the simple things in life that we take for granted are devastated. they have lost everything that they did have. These people could care less if help comes in the form of Scientologist, Baptist, Athiest...who cares. He has found in his heart to help people in need. I bet half of the ignorant individuals who have made these obscene statements havent even made a donation or found a way in which their community or families could help. People it is important that we come together and help one anther. If we were in this same situation Im pretty sure we wouldnt be wondering why John Travolta brought Scientologist with him on a mission to help people who are greiving from not only loss of family, friends, but and entire country. Its just sad!!!

    January 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Navdawg

    I wonder if he filled out hid ID-10-T before he left.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Navdawg

    No I am afraid that one runway can only handle so much traffic. If he wants to help send cash. Oh wait how about being proactive. Oh wait no story there.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Xenu

    I will be down there with my Galactic Confederacy in short order. This will not be to implant Gorilla goals nor to implant any other goals. We just want to help. Does anyone know of the nearest volcano to the area?

    January 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Navdawg

    again this is stupid. He is causing more porblems then he is helping. The do not have enough airspace to direct all the traffic that is suppose to be there let alone some idiot in his own plane.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Anna

    To Dan – "Why would God do this to his followers?" – Easy to blame God when something bad happens. No one blames Satan. He is just as powerful as God.

    Getting back to the topic – Way to Go John.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Edna

    Bless you John Travolta. Don't listen to the naysayers. People are afraid of what they don't know or understand. I am not a Scientologist, but more power to you for helping to heal others.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Iain Morrison

    You know... the whole "let's dig on the scientology" bigotry is ridiculous. I am not a scientologist (I am christian, if it matters) but to denegrate that Travolta is making an effort to help in the worst natural disaster of our time just because you don't like his religion is remarkably cold. How many of you who have made your snide comments are on your way to Haiti right now? How many have donated over $100,000 of your own money? How many are taking doctors to help?

    Thank you, John, for caring and putting your money where your mouth is. way to set an example.

    For the record, what John Travolta is doing is in direct accordance with what Jesus asks of his followers.

    January 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  41. glenn

    What a CLASS act from a CLASS family. May GOD Bless John, Kelly and their daughter Ella. Still probably hurting over their own tragic loss of their beloved JETT, the TRAVOLTA'S are helping others. I will add GOD SPEED, return home safely.

    January 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  42. guest

    Yes, John you are great, but please park the plane somewhere so it doesn't take up valuable air strip space while you are there.

    January 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Lorena Helfers

    I don't know how far the said "ministers" will get. Haiti people speak some form of French, not even a true French.

    John means well I'm sure but as one person said why not bring contractors and carpenters and any other type of builders. Haiti needs bulldozers to clear away the rubble.

    January 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Maria

    Good for John and Kelly to help out. Haiti needs all the help it can get. Safe flight.

    January 26, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Bonnie

    OMG – they are going to help not convert, you people need to get a life.

    January 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Mia

    John and Kelly. You are wonderful people. Despite all of your heartache and grief, you still reach out to your fellow man. Bless you!

    January 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mary Sue

    Such a good heart but my God..what the hell are those cult ministers going to do. Absolutely ridiculous.

    January 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Linda

    God Bless you John and Kelly! Thank you for helping these very poor people. I know that this will also be a healing experience for both of you. Love you both!!

    January 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. diana

    Planes can only carry so much weight. Kick those "ministers" off the plane and fill their spots with supplies and people and who really help. There are many nurses, doctors and people who can really do some good etc. who are trying to find transportation to Haiti so they can help.
    Good idea John, just leave your religion at home.

    January 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sy

    During a time like this, it doesn’t not matter what a person believe. What matters is that help was provided to the people of Haiti and John Travolta and his wife did that. A very classy and awesome family.

    January 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Sarah

    @ sue There are children with no parents, they have no food or water, people dying of simple issues because they cant get the care they need, no shelter....I think people in trailers are doing pretty good at this point.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. sadistwitch

    I just HAVE to add my two cents again. The best comment on here for me was about Haiti already having a cult....Roman Catholic.....priceless.

    I also saw some shallow relgion bashing. And I saw one comment about the US Army bringing aid and doing so without ministers. Every branch of the US military enlists and brings chaplains on every tour of duty. They come from all types of spirital paths. You certianly do not have to be a follower of Christ to be a military chaplain. We have these men for a damn reason, a very important reason. Right now in Haiti the reason goes like this.........there is human tragedy...........these peoples' spirits have been broken...........they need other humans to provide spiritual healing. Lots of different types of religious people are capable of this. It is a universal entity which breaks the boundaries of religion, color, culture, and even language.

    I am a Witch. If we were good neighbors otherwise and you heard that my mother died.........wouldn't you stop by to see if I was alright? I'd welcome you into my home even if I hadn't before. And I would do the same for you whether you be Muslim, Kabbalah, or even Santeria.

    The only funny thing here is Vinny Barbarino can do whatever he wants with his money, and without checking with all of you.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Debra R

    BTW if you look up Cult in the dictionary it means a non mainstream religion...check your predjuice at the door people...at one time EVERY religion has been referred to as a cult.....

    January 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  54. bonnie

    This is all good. The Haitians are very stong people. They know who they are and what they believe in. They try very hard to overcome each disaster that that they face. I do not believe for a second that the scientology ministers are even going to try to change the Haitias and their beliefs.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  55. C. Morrow

    Why do so many people think there has to be a hidden agenda when someone does something good...especially a celebrity? John Travolta is using his own money, plane and piloting it himself to bring help to those that need so much. The people of Haiti not only need medical help, but comforting as well...especially the children. Do you really think the Scientologists are going there to try and convert anyone? Please...if you do, you need serious help! Maybe they are just going to be there to hold a crying baby until someone can arrive with permanent help and a new home.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Phyllis

    I am limited in what I can do, but I gave as much cash as I could spare. I think it is admirable what John Travolta and his wife are doing, considering they are still reeling themselves from a great tragedy. They are using their considerable fame and resources to help. How many of you critics out there gave anything at all? I'm not sure how the ministers fit in but if it offers any relief or comfort at all to the Haitian people, then it is a good thing.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  57. violaviolaitsme

    I am happy to hear Travolta is bringing in much needed supplies and doctors. The Scientology ministers being there might be a good thing if they can give emotional support to those who need it and only leave with the "feel good" reward that most people get from doing charity work; after all isn't that what it's supposed to be all about?

    January 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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  58. Betsy

    What is so wrong to let the ministers witness the poor, the unfortunate, the natural disasters ?

    I do not know what right belief you have. But I do not believe you can be proud of yourself for attacking verbally those who are offering real help in need. How have you helped ? Tell us.

    Haiti people are smarter than you think they are, and perhaps smarter than you are. They know what they need, take and reject. You should worry about your own belief and behaviors instead.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Annie

    McKenna is right. Haitians are DEVOUT in their belief in God. Listen and read the stories about how their belief makes them so strong and why so many have been able to survive for days in the rubble without food and water. Why? Because of their personal relationships with God. In the midst of this disaster, we have seen many miracles. Their example of faith has made my faith even stronger. Praise God!

    January 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sue

    I'm not trying to take any thing away from Haiti. God knows they need help but must we forget about our own New Orleans family that are STILL living in fema trailers.If we feel the need to take care of natural disasters cases let us FIRST take care of our own.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  61. SeanG

    @ Nancy

    Oh Really?


    January 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  62. MichouJackson

    John, your involvement in Haiti is well appreciated but leave the scientology cult behind. Haiti has enough problem with Christianity because of our culture rooted in Vodoo. Do not mix humanitarian help with another cult. Most of these missionaries will give food only if your are participating in their churchs. Please don't bring another pain to these people who are labeled "The poorest country in the world".

    January 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Darwin

    That's awesome! Not really sure about the necessity of the scientologists, but whatever, at least the people there are getting the help they truly need. What a great example to take matters into your own hands and make a difference.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Sarah

    Good job John! and to all of you commenting on the fact that hes bringing Scientology ministers, just maybe they are going to help out where ever they can? They need all they help they can get! Dont be so suspicious people!!!!! If this happened in your part of the world, would you care what color, religion a person was or where they came from? I dont think so.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Geo

    As far as the "look at me, I'm Hollywood" goes, John is at the low end of the spectrum. Yea, he's into Scientology, but he not jumping on couches.

    The dude loves to fly and wants to help.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Kathy

    Regardless of religion or anything else, good for your John. When your family is already going through so much, you reach out and help in whatever way you can, which is far greater then the majority of intolerant people who spend there time complaining about it.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  67. shannon

    do these scientology ministeries know that haitians first religion is VOO DOO ?????

    January 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  68. GTK

    God Bless

    January 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rick

    Wow, He flew into Haiti with 6 tons of supplies, doctors, and believe it or not, Scientologists. The Air Force Cargo Planes that are flying in there carry much bigger payloads and are designed to carry cargo. just what good are the scientologists? Hopefully Tom Cruise went to assist also......Maybe Xenu caused this disaster.....who knows? thank God L. Ron Hubbard's brain washed whackos are responding

    January 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  70. AJ

    I applaud the action rather than words in that John is helping. As for the Scientology Ministers, I wonder how dianetics will work on starving children... self actualization is not their priority right now.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Nancy

    In response to those wondering "why Scientology ministers," what the ministers are doing is providing administrative and organizational support to the medical teams, helping to distribute supplies and providing trauma relief and grief counseling to the victims and their families.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Krista

    He's a good guy but the scientology junk is just that. Junk. Help the kids and the hurt all they want. Jesus Christ is already in that country working behind the scenes and in the heart of every believer there.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  73. concerned

    Haitians, run for your lives. If you thought the earthquake was destructive, wait unit John Travolta gets there with his scientology ministers.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  74. SeanG

    Scientology always send "ministers" to disasters in an unconscionable effort to "convert" people. They have these people give bogus "massages" and then hurl their BS "religion" in their face. They did the same crap after Sept. 11 to rescue workers. I think it's pathetic. It's taking advantage of a situation. That space on the flight used up by useless massage ministers could be filled with desperately needed medical supplies or food and water. Don't give Travolta any credit for this. It's also brilliant PR cause they can discount my criticism of the cult by dazzling people with the small good stuff they are doing.

    Don't be fooled
    It's a cult recruiting drive and PR stunt. Nothing more.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Shonte

    Big question: will the same authorities who refused to let planes with medical supplies land, now let Mr. Travolta and his wife and 10 ministers land? Will the same authorities who refused to let a plane with the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) of which Haiti is a member, now let Mr. Travolta and his wife and his10 ministers land? I respectfully ask- what can Mr. Travolta, his wife and 10 ministers do for the Haitians besides fleece them and try to indoctrinate them?

    January 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Chucklace

    Dave, you beat me to the punch in your post,

    "Maybe it was actually the evil Lord Xenu who, trying to destroy a volcano full of tax-audited aliens with an A-bomb, inadvertently caused the 7.1 magnitude quake under Haiti."

    Like I said before, I think that John has great intentions, but this is a big publicity stunt by the Scientologists. They have been exposed as money hungry and have been known to turn down anyone who can't pay for their 'services' (and we are not talking about a tythe of ten or fifteen bucks since to get clear, on average, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars). This is to try to show the world that they don't just help for money, blah blah and then try to snag people who can pay for auditing and such. I wish Travolta would see the light and dump these leaches.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Paddy

    I was impressed until I read that he brought in "Church" of Scientology ministers.
    They need aid and shelter, not moron ministers.
    Shame on you John.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  78. t325

    What do the Scientologists want with Haiti? There's no money for them to swindle.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Me

    I was excited reading until the bringing of Scientology ministers tagging along. Beware of aliens...the end is near....

    January 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Barbara

    Way to go John! Thank you for being a pilot and using one of your jets on this mission.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Mary

    People of Haiti need the truth of Christ's love, not scientology craziness. Leave the "ministers" at home. Just take food, shelter, clothes, money. Let the Christians minister to these people. Haiti needs a positive spiritual influence.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Jay

    But why the Scientologists ? Sounds self indulgent to me. Passing on / subjecting the Haitian people to the words and closed minded beliefs of a bunch idiots.........

    January 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Terrence

    It sounds good; Mr. Travolta certainly has his heart in the right place amid this tragedy. However, perhaps his charitable involvement didn't need to involve his personal jet airplane, large amounts of expensive jet fuel, use of the only runway in town... I guess I don't fully understand the nature of his visit, but it seems that a financial contribution would have been a better option and let the professionals handle the relief efforts. It'd like me driving my Ferrari over to go volunteer at a soup kitchen.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Johnny NoOne

    Scientology is a big joke. Much like John Travolta's acting career.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Andy

    Great job John. I wish I could be there to help in any way I could. Please continue to keep your heart in the right place and you effort will a blesssing to the people you help

    January 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  86. WTF

    I think he should of taken some nurses or docs with him instead of a bunch of carpet bagging scientologist ministers.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  87. denise

    he and his family have always done whatever they could to help other people. absolutely awesome. way to go

    January 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  88. pattyblueeyes

    He's a good man and if this helps him in dealing with the grief of his son's passing, it's even better. Jon, you are the best!

    January 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  89. NAOMIE

    In Haiti we have type of religions there...inclunding Buddhism and Scientology...

    January 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Brian

    Just go the the Scientology Volunteer Ministers website . . . to much guessing going on . . . just go look for yourself at volunteerministers.org

    January 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  91. metroneigbor

    Thank you to the Travolta family and their friends for stepping up. For sure the Haitian children and infants aren't questioning or doubting their honest, heartfelt motivation.
    The rest of you naysayers turn around and help in your backyard.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Dana

    Don't see why he deserves any more accolades, publicity, attention than any of the other many pilots who have flown missions there, many of whom, like him, were not paid to do so. I haven't seen their names along with the oohs and aahs that accompanied this story.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Retro

    I really don't think prayer and vitamins will help those people. Yesterday I respected this guy. He is flying ONE flight? just ONE? (shakes head)

    January 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Shirley

    Thank you John and Kelly for all you're doing. Everyone complaining about religion needs to pay attention to the help they're giving those people. A lot of people feel comforted by some type of spiritual guidance. If you're Catholic, you bring priests. Lutherans bring Ministers. Why wouldn't he bring his own religious leaders? Its people helping people and I think its wonderful that they're using their time and money to help. And if their celebrity gets more people to help, all the better. Stop complaining and follow their lead!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  95. Dennis

    What a gesture by John.

    Before everyone goes criticizing the ministers, did you stop to think that maybe they are going along to actually help distribute supplies, etc.? I don't care for scientology myself, but I'm sure the Haitians will take whatever help they can get. I doubt too many of them will stop to ask what religion the volunteer is that is helping them. I trust Travolta and his associates will conduct themselves in a respectful manner. This is a mission to provide aid.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  96. Anon

    I don't care if Mr. Travolta sacrifices meatballs to the Flying Spaghetti Monster on Sunday mornings. So long as everyone on that plane was willing to disembark and begin the new phase of their life by handing out food, tending to wounds, carrying bodies or clearing rubble, it was worth the hassle of clearing off a landing strip.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  97. Brian L

    A pity he's bringing Scientology "ministers" (read: cult indoctrinators) where more supplies could have filled the same space on the plane.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  98. gigi

    awesome he's amazing! who cares what he follows he IS putting his money where his mouth is! He is amazing

    January 26, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  99. Anon

    Scientology ministers... Story would have been so much better without that bit of info.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  100. Kelly P

    Hey – I think Scientology is pretty whacked out – but just because they happen to be Scientology Ministers doesn't mean they are there to try to convert anyone. Maybe they just want to help and they're catching a ride with him. Sometimes people do good work without any religious purpose.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  101. Rhonda

    Well i hate to admit it but i'm with Greg. Although i do really like John but bring in a so called religion to a country that is Christian may not mix. I do know that his heart is in the right place but leave the Scientology at home.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  102. John M.

    Most of the victims of this horrible disaster believe God controls these and all things therefore they are prime for exploitation! Good work John!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  103. Donna

    I'm shocked at all the narrow minded comments I've read above. I think it's absolutely wonderful that John and Kelly are going. Bless them and their aide. Yes, there are many other needs around the globe, but devastation like this is rare. Bless you John and Kelly!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  104. Doug

    I think that Scientology is a cult as well, however arent they all? Nothing wrong with someone with the means to help so many unfortunate. Everyone should be so generous in this world. Wouldnt it be a better place?

    January 26, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  105. Jules

    John – I so love you! You're an awesome individual!!!! I love the entertainment you give and yes I love to look at you too. I just watched Urban Cowboy as well as Grease recently..and you still amaze me to date with all of your performances. I love that you are doing this for people in need. You are a true American Hero!!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  106. Kirk

    You have to be kidding. While it sounds great, it will cause more harm then good. But hey it gets his name in the paper. Wonder who is going to feed the people he brings? Or where they are going to sleep? Not to mention the extra folks that are going to be required to keep him and his wife safe? If he wants to help, send cash or a check to the Red Cross and let them do their job.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  107. Robert W

    I have great respect for John Travolta and his family. He is putting his heart into action and helping – if that comes from his desire and love for his church then we need more like him.

    Many are attacking his faith but his faith is in action now – where are the others? I am not a Scientologist and I don't plan on being one – but I dislike apathy in any form. Mr. Travolta is bringing along those who have given him peace during his struggles and pain – so rightfully so he is going to bring them along to Haiti to help them, whether we agree with them or not – they ARE doing something.

    NOTE: Haiti now has hope to rebuild a better nation if they invest in themselves. Sadly though for us, If wars ceased then billions rather than millions would be there to not only help Haiti but also USA to rebuild.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  108. Marcella

    As a fellow west indian, I must say Hatian do not see religion, color or creed..they see a person for who the are, they are welcoming with warm hearts, they have strength and faith. Mr. Trovolta and members of his church is going to assist, these people are welcoming of anyone who accept them. They will not find this offensive, they will be thankful. many of you have never heard of Haiti until this disaster so please refrain from being judgemental.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  109. JM

    Good move on the relief supplies.
    Very bad move on bringing the Scientology Ministers.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  110. Jen

    In this time of need, anyone who steps forward and goes above and beyond themselves is a hero, without regard to money, position, or social standing.
    Instead of analyzing someone's motives, looking for an ulterior motive, just say Thank You.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  111. Sandy Ludvik

    John, you have stolen my heart again. GOD SPEED and may you return safely to us.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  112. Vinay

    The news article was heartening to read until it got to the part where it said he was bringing Scientology ministers to the devastated country.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  113. clclclc

    I don't see how bringing along Church of Scientology ministers will help the situation. The only thing it will do is take up space on the plane that could be used for food and medical supplies and suck up valuable resources in Haiti for relief workers who are actually making a difference.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  114. Nancy

    What John and his wife are doing is the right thing to do, if I had the money and a jet I'd do it as well. I'm a bit confused as to why the Scientology clergy. I'm not sure if they have an orphange or congregation in Haiti. They could just be along to support the Travolta's. It's only been a year since Jett died. They could be there for their support?? Hopefully the supplies they brought down will help those in need. In the end that's all that really matters.
    God Speed Travolta's!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  115. Miz Cleo

    I respect the Travoltas for assisting, but keep the kooky scientologists away – quacks not needed, stay away.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  116. Eze

    just like in the movies, johnny to the rescue

    January 26, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  117. RVT1000

    Sorry but I'm not impressed. All he is doing is a PR mission for that cult "religion" he promotes.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  118. jose alfredo2

    I wonder if any of those people that are been treated by the doctors see any of them praying to their God for help and guidance and strength? Go John Travolta!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  119. Eric

    Isn't the Haitian airport already backed-up. I would rather see a C30 cargo plan land with water than "...several doctors and Church of Scientology minister...". Now if he was in a sea-plane I'd be all for it.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  120. Ruth

    Don't worry folks. There isn't enough money in Haiti to interest The Church of Scientology.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  121. Michelle

    My brother left his wife and son at home and left on a plane to go help the Haitians. He does not have any publicity, but he is rebuilding and helping the haitians more than John could do. He is in the US ARMY!! They are the real heroes here. And they brought no ministers only SUPPLIES!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  122. Cheryl Trindle

    Way to go John.. Nothing better than helping someone else in need to help take live with the pain and grief of a child dieing.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  123. MIKE P

    Who cares what religion someone is that goes to help. Thats what makes America so great! We have the choice to be what ever religion we want.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  124. Steve

    I think you people need to back off the religious persecution, Mr Travolta is free to worship as he sees fit, regardless or your protestations. How would you accept derision of your core beliefs? Fine disagree with him, but quit the intolerance for a person's fundamental right to have an opinion.

    It is a wonderful thing the Mr Travolta and his associates are doing. And I respect his courage and diligence in providing help for those in need.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  125. Jeff

    Unless he is piloting something that is at least has the capacity of a C-17 he needs to stay out of Haiti. All he will be doing is taking up ramp space that could be better used by people who know how to move emergency relief into and out of the country. All this amounts to is a photo op.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  126. Nan

    Love to hear about all of the outstanding efforts from the rich and famous but the stories of people who are in need themselves who have stepped up to help are the most inspiring. Thanks to those everyday people who have helped in extraordinary ways....

    January 26, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  127. Dee

    I think the "ministers" that are going are likely to comfort those who are grieving. And there are a LOT of people grieving down there. the emotional state of the country is awful. Comfort in any form is needed down there right now. I think (hope) John T . knows better than to bring a contingent of clergy down to convert people. I think he is wise enough to know the huge backlash that would spur.

    Good for him for getting his hands dirty and actually getting into the chaos there. The telethons are all good but if i was a celebrity with millions and millions of dollars I'd GO to Haiti instead of standing around singing & smiling.

    Note: I am not a Scientologist

    January 26, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  128. jim

    For a country that had nothing to begin with WHY is it taking so much. I like what John T. has done, but then again I like what everyone invovled has done. A+++ to all!!!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  129. Leann

    I agree with Sherry, most likely a healing mission for the Travolta's as well.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  130. Meh...

    what an awesome, self-less, gracious, deed Mr. Travolta.

    Bravo!!! However........

    You CAN leave your SCI-FI Clergymen at home. They have enough members of the cloth in Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  131. Shadegirl

    God bless John Travolta for his humanitarian efforts. Who cares if he's bringing his ministers. It doesn't matter where help comes from. What matters is that lives are being saved.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  132. Mickle

    I can see it now...

    Yes... I realize you had been trapped in rubble for over a week, that you are hungry and in dire need of medical attention.... Now if you could just fill out this quick personality survey we'll see if we can help you.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  133. anonymous

    Look at this way. For those that have lost both physical belongings and very likely their faith in the spirit as well -after such a horrifying ordeal, wouldn't a little hope from a minister...whatever he may be of...hurt?
    John & family are doing the right thing. I'm sure he's son that's no longer with them would be proud of their Dad & Mum.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  134. Barbara

    Leave Johh's religion out of this-We all have freedom of choice-
    John is bringing aid to this country along with his ministers -The
    Haitians need all they help they can get.I doubt they are there to
    convert anyone-Many hands needed to give out aid.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  135. just thinking

    Has everyone forgotton the main airport in Haiti is maxed out?? They have had to turn away aid, food, water, first responders, and medical staff because there isn't enough capacity to take it all in. Is Travolta's celebrity status, money, wife, photographers, and ministers going to pull some celebrity strings and change the circumstances??

    These are real people in REAL need. In my opinion celebrities have shown they like to spend they're excess money on international tragedies. That's fine, but stay out of the way. Keep entertaining, that's your job. Let the professionals work this one out.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  136. Valerie

    I think he is doing a wonderful thing, publicity or not. A lot of donated money never goes where it is supposed to. Remember Catrina? After everything a lot of the donated money was used to line the pockets of the people who collected it. By going there and carrying supplies, he is making sure that his contribution gets to the people. He pays for his own overhead and can give directly without worrying about being scammed. As for the Scientology people–well I think right now people need solid help and not pointless verbiage. Hopefully they are going to help him distribute his contribution and not try to recruit people into their organization. Since they usually go after the very rich, I do not think there are many possibilities in Haiti. So it just might be that they are along to help rather than preach and recruit.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  137. Dave

    Maybe it was actually the evil Lord Xenu who, trying to destroy a volcano full of tax-audited aliens with an A-bomb, inadvertently caused the 7.1 magnitude quake under Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  138. McKenna

    Haitians are DEVOUT CATHOLICS. They will not be accepting of another religion...not all. This gesture may even be insulting to them. As for John Travolta, he is an awesome human being and I know his heart is in the right place. If this were Tom Cruise doing this, it would be a different story.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  139. Shannon

    John stands out as an actor and a person. Bless the Trivolta family!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  140. body thetans, unite

    I guess aid is aid, but let's face it: this is yet another publicity stunt for Scientology kooks. Haitian voodoo is more rational than L-Ron's grade school fantasy

    January 26, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  141. FitHitTheShan

    @Paul A: "Personally, I think that Scientology is a cult".

    There is already a "cult" in Haiti. It's called the Catholic Church.

    I find it funny regarding all of the negative comments regarding Scientology. People are appalled at the strange beliefs of Scientology but appear to have no problem with the mythologies of their own equally illogical religions (insert Judeo-Christian/Muslim).

    I don't think the Haitians are really going to care what "faith" someone is when they are helping them survive.

    This is a fantastic gesture by the Travolta family. Why anyone has to knock it is beyond me.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  142. RealDan

    I thought the Church of Scientology does not believe in modern
    medicine or Doctors. That should be a fun plane ride.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  143. Don Patterson

    Thats what its all about......you go John

    January 26, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  144. Joe MacDonald

    Very noble thing to do, although if even a fraction of the purpose is for recruitment, then I wish he would leave the Church of Scientology ministers out of it... If not, and they are doing nothing but good, then it's all good!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  145. The Invisible Hand

    I'm confident Mr. Travolta is a good man. He probably would have left Scientology years ago, but they likely have so much dirt on him from the auditing sessions that he has no choice but to dance to David "Slappy" Miscavige's tune.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  146. A tonight show lover

    I'm glad John is able to come out of his own hard times to help others in need. God Bless him.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  147. Andrea

    That's nice of him, but I doubt Haitians are going to be happy about his Church of Scientology ministers...those could have stayed behind.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  148. Elizabeth Niemeyer

    To all those self-righteous, self-proclaimed god-fearing men and women...what difference does it make to someone in need what the "helper" religious belief is ? John has the means to help and he's using them.... GO JOHN ! You're smart by by-passing the beaurecratic bottlenecks....Thanks for sharing your wealth....

    January 26, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  149. Kate

    So more goes to Haiti, and Pine Ridge Reservation still doesn't even get a mention.

    No food, no heating, 4' of ice and snow locking people into unheated unpowered homes, no-one can get to safety, a state of emergency, and everyone keeps going on about Haiti.

    Hollyweird celebs won't hold a telethon while NDNs are dying – it ain't "Africa".

    Media won't cover it because, well, they can't actually get there because there's no huge build up of aid going there to clear the way in to rescue people.

    Go ahead and laud the rescue efforts of celebs to the poorest independant nation in the western hemisphere and ignore the emergency in the poorest dependant nation in the western hemisphere – which just so happens to be inside the US itself.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  150. The Invisible Hand

    Frightening. Scientology is an evil, money-grubbing, cult. Mr. Travolta should drop his supplies and head into space to find Xenu.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  151. Gabe

    People don't care who is problem-solving; they care more about the problem actually being solved. Haitians for the most part have suffered daily even prior to this disaster..Even the poorest Americans would have a difficult time trying to survive on $2.00/day. Helping others is in our basic DNA, John and his family will receive far more in spiritual return than their financial/medical outlay. The fame/PR etc is all trivial background noise.


    January 26, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  152. Honest AB

    Great to do such a wonderful service, but if only our people were as committed to Jesus and his works, as these celebs are to there worldly gods.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  153. Curiousnick

    Are the Scientology Ministers there to give Haitians the "STRESS TEST"?

    January 26, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  154. Janice

    It is great to go with supplies and doctors but leave your cult at home.
    These people do NOT need any Scientologists preaching to them!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  155. Bruce Lee

    I would be more impressed if he had done this without media attention. But of course here is his face on CNN. He gets the press he wants for himself and his chruch. How about some names of all the pilots who have helped already. I guess they aren't famous enough.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  156. pierre gousse

    wow i always taught highly of john tavolta . as a haitian american i appreciate what he s doing for my people . THANK YOU for the bottom of my heart

    January 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  157. Brian K

    John: You were always a hero on the big screen; now you’re a hero in life. GOD BLESS YOU! Fly safe my friend. Brian.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  158. William Dinehart

    Apparently nothing religion does is without taint. He is bringing the ministers, how nice. How about something new? Let’s do something good simply because it is the right thing to do…without any ulterior motives or need to take advantage of the poor and suffering. Pure charity, now that's a novel idea.

    President? Not if he can’t tell a simple scam when he sees one.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  159. BU

    Seriously now. The money spent to operate the aircraft could have been used more wisely. We don't need actors there , we need specialists and cash.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  160. pamela

    John and Team, what a great way to help, and could you PLEASE consider doing whatever you can to sway the Haitian Govt not to stop searching and helping at the HOTEL MONTANA where there are still students and professors missing from Lynn University in Boca Raton.
    Be safe.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  161. JLM

    Most people with a heart rarely cast judgement on aid workers and missionaries in a hell hole like Haiti, until you toss a whacked out cult into the mix. It is sad that Travolta has that albatross of nuttiness following him everywhere he goes. Bring the food and water and some tents, and go back where you came from, nobody in Haiti has any money to"get clear". Bring some hope, lots of love and medical care, those homeless children don't need another photo opp.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  162. sadistwitch

    This man has always had class. As an adult I am learning that he also has "heart" and lots of it. The world would be a better place with more just like him. I am happy to hear the media reporting on John Travolta's mission for the greater good, instead of the usual imposition on the man's life.

    I am not trying to imply that he is going to Haiti for purposes of his own agenda, but there is a real conflict going on in my head. Many Scientologists are abhorrent about traditional medicine. Spiritual healing of any sort can work wonders on one's soul in dire times, even when you do not follow the path of the one comforting you. It is the pure humanitarian deed in and of itself that can lift you.

    As a Witch I can testify that commercial medicine can be overrated in many situations. I should hope that given the intensity of the given situation that these intelligent men of integrity are intelligent enough to concretely grasp the fact that what the Hatians need right now are hard core antibiotics, analgesics, and antiseptics.....not auditing and E-Meters.

    But again, I am not trying to wring out negativity here. My heart has a warm place for this great man and the good things I have heard of him doing with his life. He is blessed. May John Travolta, his wife, and his chronies continue to stay blessed throughout their journey of goodwill.....and long after a safe return.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  163. Ridiculous

    What a perfect occasion to do a little recruiting for Scientology... if he weren't bringing a plane full of crazies, his effort would commendable and admirable...

    January 26, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  164. mike g

    he just loves to fly. This mission will make or fill the gap of his sons death.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  165. Randy

    You would think he would take nurses and paramedics. That's what they need.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  166. No Incumbents 2010

    Church of Scientology ministers to conduct first aid? Or to indoctrinate and evangelize? Or to tell the people they don't need doctors that can just meditate and make the pain go away with the power of dianetics. Sounds more like a PR stunt than a true humanitarian mission. A celebrity requires security which diverts attention from the needy thus a celebrity gets more in the way than they help. This is why it would be inappropriate for Obama or Hillary to go there now.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  167. thomas

    Leave the Scientology in LA. Look...these folks in Haiti will know right away that Scientology is not for them...but for those on the "Broad" Road!!!.......and the 'Good Lord Jesus' is all they will ever need. If you want to go down there just go there to Bless the people with Love and essential supplies. Good luck.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  168. Lucy

    er, isn't John always saying he's concerned about Global Warming but he's okay with flying his own private jet down there? A bit of a double standard if you ask me. We need to get rid our our SUV's but he can keep his four private jets?

    January 26, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  169. Marcellina

    Many Thanks to mr Travolta and his family , for the people of Haiti, peace be with all of them in this time of need.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  170. Joe

    What bothers me is that when one of the big name people lands, they have to shut down other incoming and outgoing flights for many hours delaying other supplies. The main reason being there is limited room at that airport right now. I understand that they want to do help, but don't do it at the expense of other supplies that are expected to arrive.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  171. mike

    wow, more people for our troops who are already distributing aid to trip over. This country can only handle so many people and planes. Maybe they should let all of our military planes get in with their supplies first and then fly their personal jets in later. Kudos to him for wanting to help but sometimes when helping you end up hurting the flow of things.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  172. Tim

    I'm sure the "ministers" are qualified in other needed areas of expertise just as some of you "complainers" (hopefully) are.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  173. D-Man

    Wow... there is so much bitterness in these comments.

    Travolta, though richer than most, is helping people in the way he knows how. That is the american spirit at work. Scientology isn't my spiritual awareness but if it brings a glimmer of hope to them in such a desperate time then let it be. Faith, as most know, does help in healing the mind in times of desperation.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  174. Linda

    John Travolta has never, to my knowledge, acted like he was better than anyone else. He loves helping others. He recently suffered great loss, but is paying forward the love and kindness shown to him. It does not matter what his religion is, we all will answer to God one day. I believe his loving spirit and helpfulness will uphold his record in the good book of God.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  175. Derik

    @Darla While I understand (and kinda agree) that "Scientology need not bee included" as relief aids... John Travolta is one of the more grounded faces in the CoS.
    I trust him to take people who know how to hold someone's hand and cry with them as they try and make sense of the senseless, rather than proselytizing.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  176. steph

    I love John. Always have what he is doing is good. Everyone is saying he should leave the ministers at home and turn toward Jesus(PBU) peace be on the Messiah. Turn too whom Jesus turned too. THE CREATOR

    January 26, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  177. Ken

    Travlota and Preston fly their PERSONAL JET to Haiti to bring relief...oh and pose for a photo op on the runway. If he truly was there just to help he would not have alerted the media prior to his landing their.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  178. wylie

    Oh yeah. those Scientology ministers are going to go over real well in the heavily Roman Catholic country of Haiti.

    The supplies and doctors were a great idea. The ministers are just a form of extortion of the people when they are most vulnerable.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  179. Bonnie

    Maybe the Scientology ministers are just extra people willing to go and help? Ever thought of that one? It doesn't mean they're going to set up a stand or something and start screaming out their beliefs! For those that said, keep them out, are you going to take their place? Cause I don't see you getting on a plane to Haiti!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  180. jb

    Hey John, what about the millions starving here in this country?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  181. Ernie Kampmann

    I like the last line......bringing along a group of Church of Scientolgy Ministers. NOW we know the REAL reason he is doing it.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  182. Kathy

    Thanks Mr. Travolta for giving your time and money. It is such a shame that people can't just worry about those poor people of Haiti and be thankful that you have the means to help them. As far as the ministers go, I am sure they can use a hammer and nail with the best of them!! Maybe, just maybe, they want to help too and leave "religion" out of it!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  183. Susan

    Why can't we all just think of John Travolta's bringing Scientology ministers as a mission of bringing comfort to those who so badly need it? One of the biggest problems the world has is controversy built on religions.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  184. Mark

    Please, leave the Scientology out of this. Its not needed, and horrible to bring to Haiti right now. They dont need that. Fill those seats up with more doctors, or food and water, or search dogs, or Americans ( or others) looking for family members. Bring help, not scientology. The Haitians have no need for that.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  185. Doug

    "I've loved him since his Vinnie Barbarino days; this only adds to my worship of him!"

    Darla, you 'worship' John Travolta? Wow. New religion?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  186. Lew

    It's good to know that so many are helping with aid to Haiti. I just don't understand why the media make a big deal out of Travolta flying his plane to Hati but mention nothing about others, like Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Mourning who are renting private jets to fly doctors to Hati because commercial planes aren't able to land there.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  187. Ct Res

    Why take the scientology ministers? They are taking up space that could be used for water, food or medicine. The people need these basic elements first!

    Still nice to see him trying to do something.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  188. SueCat

    Not in Haiti's location is fault, just earthquake suddened. God blesses John Travolor has so such big heart.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  189. Doug

    Nice sentiment but leave the cult wackadoos at home.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  190. ndown002

    What is wrong with ministers from this group or any other group going to help. Their visit doesn't mean they are there to "convert" everyone. Perhaps these ministers are going to pick up a shovel and help dig out the victims, or take a roll of bandages and clean the wounds of the injured or provide a comforting shoulder to those grieving over the loss of loved ones. Before you critize ask yourself what have you done to help – would you leave the comfort of your warm, dry home & big screen TV for days or weeks to give aid to the needy? Did you watch the Clooney telethon for the entertainment, but never picked up the phone to offer a donation? Instead be grateful there are people in the world who are willing to give of themselves to help the less fortunate.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  191. Brian

    Go John! Information on the Scientology Volunteer Minister program can be found at: volunteerministers.org/#/home Better to go to that website and look for yourself . . . maybe you can go help too!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  192. Lorraine Day

    God Bless you John. You truly are a real and feel pain. The wold needs more of you. Never change.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  193. guest

    All of the publicity was being used up....had to get in while he could

    January 26, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  194. nicole

    God know's I love John Travolta. But please leave the scientiology ministers home. It's all about spreading the Gospel of "Jesus Christ" repent and give your selves to the Lord!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  195. Lorraine Day

    God Bless you John. The world needs more of you in it, Your award is ye to come. America and the world should be proud of you. You are real, never change.


    January 26, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  196. Stacy

    John is truely and Angel. Even in his familys darkest time with losing their dear son Jett, he is bringing hope to these families. God Bless You.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  197. Andrew

    John.... Awesome! Bring the Doctors, and much needed supplies. Leave the Ministers at home. Do not press your beliefs on others at a time like this. What these people really need is food, water, and clothing... there are Doctors there already. They could use more Nurses however...

    January 26, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  198. az

    Great, up until the Scientology Minister part! Whack Job CULT! We should revoke their "church" status and run 'em outta the country!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  199. Sherry Smith

    Good for John
    and for everyone else that bad mouths someones personal beliefs – shame on you – what have you done physically, spiritually or mentally to help anyone in Haiti.
    John is a good man partly because of his belief system it works for him, just like yours works for you – oh wait a minute, maybe yours doesn't work for you – intolerance should be a sin.
    go John go.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  200. Chris

    Mr. Travolta,
    Thank you for taking your time and your money to help the people of Haiti. But as far as the Scientologists go, they should be left at home. There is no place for them there and the last thing the people of Haiti need is a Scientologist minister discussing the theories of thetans and the effects of the MEST universe and how that is somehow related to what they are going through. Bring these people food, water, medical suppiles and a hope that things will get better. But please do not bring religious idealologists whose beliefs are so very non-productive to what is necessary for forward progress in Haiti. The majority of Haitians are Roman Catholic, so let their churches help their people. Now is not the time for a Scientology membership drive.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  201. jo

    I find that when a family as gone through so much that there is just a little more room to help others. I have found a great deal of support from this family. I work with children and parents everyday and when I hear of such giving it makes me lucky that I have picked people to like by their deeds.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  202. John

    I agree with you Sherry. What they are doing is probably just what the doctor would have ordered for the Travoltas. There's a lot of grief out there and any bit people can do is good for everyone. Thank you Travoltas and everyone else who is helping out in any way.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  203. George

    Voodo and scientology should mix prety well. Aliens and Demons.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  204. Fernando

    Scientology, Christian, jew, I can count a thousand different ones. Who cares...John, as a fellow pilot I am proud of your actions.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  205. Really?

    Please let the real relief workers get on with things and stop using this as a PR opportunity.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  206. Steve

    Not sure how I feel about this. I think the Scientologist "ministers" should stay home, unless they are certified MD's who heal. If they are going to expand their colt, then it's a very sad day indeed.

    I agree with the person who previously posted that this is very likely a publicity stunt. I'd like to know if the out-of-pocket expense would have gone further had the money been donated instead? I know UNICEF can really stretch a dollar, and they are already in place doing their thing.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  207. Chucklace

    What exactly are the 'ministers' going to do? Their cult has no real religious deity so they aren't going to minister care and hope. The most they can do is audit these poor people and all that would do is put them into a worse state of depression. The Scientology part of this is disturbing because that group is about money and the only reason for them donig this is for the publicity to get money from back home. I believe that Travolta has good intentions, but the 'church', as a whole, does not.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  208. john

    Planes of international relief efforts can't get landing landing rights, and this hollywood actor, his minister and his jet get that can carry only 8 people is getting priority over large international aircraft with real relief ...... and no ministers.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  209. AnotherAnon

    ANON – Angelina won't show up, there's too much real work to be done to allow for photo-ops of her holding starving children. She seems to prefer continuous low-level misery for her publicity stunts, not extreme crises.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  210. jocarib

    Solidarity, compassion.This is what Haiti needs now.
    Congratulations John.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  211. kakab

    interesting comments about the scientology ministers.. what a lot of people dont realise is that they'd never have had their religion in the first place if someone hadn't flown/sailed it to their ancestors.. so give the guy a break!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  212. Online4aBit

    Wow – Glad John (and everyone) is helping out! but phew... that religion. .. EGADS! Fruity pebbles.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  213. Rickster

    I think it is great that John is doing this, piloting ONE of his own jets. Bringing doctors...typical mindset...what they need are nurses, the people who are trained to deal with the people, who do the majority of the grunt work. The majority of news services have stated already there is a shortage of nurses and too many doctors. As to Scientology, he will have a hard time getting converts from these people.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  214. matt

    I am thankful for John Travolta taking his earned income from his work as an actor provided by the public and giving back to charity. I also believe it is not his first giving in time of need, perhaps if not well know, it is due to his private nature of giving.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  215. John

    I thought the church of scientolgy thinks pain and suffering is all in your head.....Why is Travolta bringing doctors along?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  216. Darla

    I am also in agreement that Scientology need not be included as aid to the Haitians. They need food, meds, water, and shelter. Once the Scientologists realize there is no money to be made, they'll hijack John's plane right back from where they came.

    I think he's doing it for the right reason, not publicity. If he gets some publicity for being a helper to these poor people, all the better!!!

    I've loved him since his Vinnie Barbarino days; this only adds to my worship of him!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  217. TOM

    Mr. Fu- G and Everyman: When is the last time either one of you used your skills to help in the rescue of a nation? Good for you, John.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  218. Believe it or not

    Another celebrity doing the photo-op circuit. The US military in charge of the airport were complaining that at one point there were more executive jets on the tarmac that cargo planes! They fly in, tour the city and fly out to the nearby resorts. Do you think that Haiti needs scientology ministers at this point? Most of Haiti is so poor that barely have enough to survive... and going to the movies is a luxury reserved for the upper middle and high class. They probably do not even know who Travolta and Kelly Preston are. Send the $$$$ and skip the photographs!.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  219. Curiousnick

    I think it's great that the Travoltas are hands on with helping out Haiti. It is also the time of need for people to have a re-inforcement in their spiritual beliefs.
    BUT... I'm not sure about introducing a new religion!
    This seems a bit like an opportunistic push for their religion.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  220. cindy bucek

    Way to go and love you john ,wish I could make a difference too!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  221. dbrow

    The gesture is great. I pray that they are not just doing this to promote the scientology religion. But then again it's hollywood, most of everything is done for fame. If it were not the case, then why would the media play it up as such a big issue.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  222. Thomas

    Don't understand why the scientology ministers are necessary. I think it's great he's doing something to help the disaster but... it sounds like a ploy to shove beliefs down the throats of those that are in desperate need and will do anything to get help. This is not only limited to scientologists. It's a tactic employed by almost every religion. Whatever happened to just lending a helping hand because it is the right thing to do with no strings attached?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  223. Chris

    I like the effort but what are the Scientology ministers going to do when Haiti is 80% Roman Catholic? Put more doctors on the plane. Never mind the fact why would God do this to his followers, but that is another debate.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  224. Chucklehead

    Good work John. However I wonder if the body weight of those Thetas on board could be converted to rice and beans. Clear?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  225. Mogalr

    Supplies and yum yums in one hand......brain washing scientologists in the other.

    Go figure

    January 26, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  226. Jessop Grundy

    So what's the purpose of the Scientologist contingent? Going to brainwash some people when they're at their lowest? Sick. John, you're a saint, but leave the cult behind and go do your thing.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  227. Sevario Battaglia

    Thank God. What Haiti needs now more than anything is Hollywood celebrities paying them visits so they can truly feel the Haitian's pain before returning to their huge estates with servants, swimming pools, organic vegetables and a Toyota Prius or two.

    Seriously, if the plane has food and medicine along with doctors, Scientologists and the very delicious Kelly Preston, I guess that's a good thing.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  228. Matthew

    John, if you leave the Scientology "mininsters" behind, you'll have more room for medical supplies, food, and water. The Haitians need none of the former, but loads of the latter. Do us all a favor and leave the weirdos at home.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  229. jenna

    Good for him. He's now wallowing in self-pity.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  230. Montana

    Mr Fu-G....REALLY? I don't think at time like this people distinguish between religious views...or if they do it's because people like you who put it out there. I am sure that John is doing far more than you are....and do you recall, it's good works that gets you too heaven not judging. REALLY, grow up!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  231. Nanite

    I seriously hope that John is doing this for Haiti victims and not for publicity. If he is truely doing this to lead and to show the world he cares, then all the power to him. It is hard though to believe any famous personality doing this for unselfish reasons just due to the stigma of who they are. It could have just as easily been an anonymous donation instead of taking credit for it. Either way, at the end of the day, I'm sure it's appreciated and they will not care about our politics of it all.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  232. ANON

    Now where's Angelina-she's got experience flying planes...

    January 26, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  233. David Decatur

    It's just amazing what the private citizen can do when we want to!!!! G0 John Boy!!!!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |

    Good for you John! Every little bit helps. People should be thankful here and realize how lucky we are that we have water, beds, food, t.v.'s, blankets, money, a roof over our heads, showers, toilets and everyday! I mean could you imagine that devastation? Haiti needs all the help they can get!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  235. Bob

    What a surprise. The same outfit that misrepresented their nut-cult phone number as a "psychiatric help line" following 9/11 rushes off to abuse the already-abused people in Haiti.

    If he really wanted to help, he'd leave behind the $cientology cultists. The agenda is clear, Travolta and the Cult of $cientology are there to profit off the disaster, not to help.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  236. Effing Crazy

    Will there be any Haitians there that need to be audited? How many Haitians can be shaken down to become OTs? Maybe this charade will include Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes too! I'm an SP, wouldn't you like to be one too?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  237. Craig Hollingshead

    Yea, no kidding. Keep Travolta and scientology out!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  238. jeff

    I don't believe in God or religion but I'm happy that he is sending doctors and supplies. I'm just hoping the ministers are there to comfort rather than preach. Haitians will need someone emotionally stable to help them get through the day.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  239. Danny J

    Thank you John.... always there when needed.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  240. Ron Deppner

    You mean XENU-speed or whatever they call their volcano-alien Gods!
    I mean seriously... admirable that he is offering his resources and time, but is there really a need for psuedo-ministers from an obvious sham of a religion registered only for the propagation of money and the tax-protection it provides them...ridiculous, taking advantage of weak-spirited people with broken bodies and hearts and trying to fill them up with nonsense at their most susceptible times. I'm not an overtly religious person by any stretch but that is absolutely horrible.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  241. Dylan

    The least I could do is spell "plane" correctly.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  242. Karen

    God speed John Travolta!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  243. HelpHaiti

    The Church of Scientology ministers will be really useful

    January 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  244. susan

    I think it is great. John Travolta has always impressed me. What he is doing is aiding – bringing food and other relief supplies. Haiti people are considered to be very religious and have lost some of their own ministers. To those who may criticize, there is nothing wrong with bringing ministers to help people.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  245. Ted

    John flying in is good, bringing in supplies is good altho it didn't say what supplies he was bringing, bringing in Scientology minsters is bad, there's a LOT of money flowing to this disaster so maybe that's why they are there. Has anybody besides me, wondered who is in control of all this money?, as soon as the money started flowing the old Prez, who was a son of a female dog and lined his pockets, headed back or at least wanted to, too much money with no controles is bad and the people are going to lose.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  246. kelle

    WOW....hate much? I think it is great that he is using his weatlh for good. Aside from the Scientology folks.....it is a good thing he is doing.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  247. Pab

    You are a great human being for doing this John but please leave the wacko Scientology ministers behind, these people need aid not a brainwashing.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  248. Michelle

    This is a good thing John Travolta is doing! They need all the help they can get.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  249. robert saint amour

    from voodo to scientology, just a shift in cults... but does the origin matter? these people would swear allegiance to hitler right now just for some food and help
    more power to you travolta and knowing the haïtiens i suspect your scientologists might have a fight on their hands and above all don't think that the little dolls that look like you are necessarily meant to flatter you

    January 26, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  250. Dylan

    Yeah bring those scientologists to Haiti I'm sure that will help. NOT.

    Cool that he is flying his own plain though. Although I'm so distracted by the scientology part.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  251. Alice

    while this is a great thing for the travolta family to do, there are MANY other non-celebs that are doing as much or more...but that doesn't seem to be as noteworthy or newsworthy in the fast-food, drive-by-media society we live in.

    it's a sad state of affairs, but it's apparently reality.

    we gravitate to stories about movie stars...and i'm just as guilty of it as anyone else, who reads this particular article.

    the only saving grace is perhaps more people feel the need to give/donate/participate, when they read a story like this...if that is the case, then the story was successful.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  252. Drew H

    I was hooked until reading about the Scientology ministers. How about this....take construction workers and more medical aid. So close to being a selfless act.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  253. CB

    I pray for the part of his trip that includes relief supplies and MDs...............I also pray even more strongly for the children of God that his team of Scientology ministers come in contact with and that they have the strength to look towards Jesus past the cultish Scientology beliefs introduced to them.......Christians in Haiti, please assist..........

    January 26, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  254. Greg

    Yep, typical Scientologist. In times of despair lets try and convert them to a phony money grabbing religion. Hide your agenda under the guise of aid. Pretty disgusting John.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  255. Dave

    I'm split on this. Sure, he's taking his personal jet down there with needed supplies, doctors and...Scientology ministers?

    I don't know, it seems like they could have gotten more supplies or doctors on that jet with out the dead weight of some useless ministers.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  256. bill

    Oh, and please keep your "church" out of Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  257. ryan

    Travolta's 707 = +1+1+1+1
    Scientology = -10 -10 -10 -10 Leave those shmuck quacks at home and away from the distressed, vulnerable people of Haiti

    January 26, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  258. bill

    Please focus on the unsung heroes and not rich spoiled actors. Oh, what good publicity it is for this actor.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  259. InHerHeart

    Doesn't matter if it is John Travolta, a panel of stars on phones, black, white, Christian, Scientoligist, or some Joe Blow down the street. These people need help. There are babies dying on the street and can not fend for themselves. These are the ones that my heart goes out to. These little ones that wonder from day to night where the next meal is going to come from because they are not able to fight and fend for themselves. The little ones that wonder if they are going to be safe from "monsters" during the night when they close their little eyes. The excitement they have everytime they see someone get pulled from the rubble and they are alive, "is that my Mom or Dad"? What does it matter who it is? What does it matter who he takes with him? They are most importantly HUMAN! They have hearts and feel what they have to offer will help. Let them do it! After all, they can't make anything worse can they?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  260. Dr Bill Toth

    John, you're a Blessing to many in so many ways.
    Thank you for being you.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  261. Tamera

    Well good for them going over there to try and help but the Scientology ministers???????????? Haitians don't even know what that is...that religion does not exist over there. Can we just be real and send people who are ACTUALLY needed there! Just seems like they are trying to promote their religion if you can call it that!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  262. Jon

    Thanks for the aid...but leave the ministers behind. Second thought, fly the whole church there and leave it.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  263. dk

    Good ...all actors should go and visit there ....provide the food,shelter, medical and oversee the relief operation.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  264. John M.

    Church of Scientology ministers?

    What the heck?

    The people of Haiti have lost everything. Do we really need to add insult to injury too?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  265. jeanne

    whats he trying to do, brainwash the poor, starving and injured into his cult........shame.....should have left the scientologists on the west coast....

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  266. FU G,s DAD

    listen MR fU G WHY you talking nonsense atleast he,s putting his mind and his hart helping these people so there is no need for you stupid opnion an yes just what haiti needs

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  267. dtny

    They can use all the help they can get... But Scientologists? Scary!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  268. Matt B.

    Regardless of his beliefs, this is fantastic. You go John! Go save some people!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  269. Dave Z

    Who cares if he's bringing his religious beliefs along. I'm sure many other faiths are involved in the Haiti effort. I met Travolta once when I worked at a hotel in Jasper. He went out of his way to be respectful of me. He's a good man and I agree with the previous poster that he's putting his money where his mouth is.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  270. Beth

    Yeaa.. ok while it's nice to see he's going over there to help, but why the Scientology minsters?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  271. Paul A

    Personally, I think that Scientology is a cult, and am surprised that any are going to Haiti where the people don't have the money to be swindled.

    With that said, John is doing what he thinks is best. He is spending alot of his own money to help others, and in his mind that includes spreading the word of Scientology. Now, replace Scientology with Jesus, and it doesn't sound so bad anymore, right? Take of this what you will.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  272. Ricefarmer

    What the fubar! Scientology Ministers? What's he gonna do.... collect 10 grand from every Haitian for an 'E-Audit'???

    Quackary and nutiness is still quackary and nutiness... even if a celeb is fronting it!

    January 26, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  273. danielle

    I have been saying all along that the church of scientology needs to LEAVE clearwater and go buy up haiti and rebuild there!!


    January 26, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  274. CT

    The general aviation community has played a significant role in providing aid, supplies, and trasportation to Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  275. Sherry

    I would think this is a healing mission for the Travolta's as well.

    January 26, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  276. John

    Finally some real help. If there is one thing that the people of Haiti really needs is to be rid of all of those terrible Thetans!

    January 26, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  277. dave flynn

    john travolta ROCKS.he would be a great president. GOD BLESS YOU JOHN.TRUE AMERICAN HERO

    January 26, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  278. Debra R

    Godspeed John...you are putting your $$$$ where your mouth is.

    January 26, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  279. Carol Doro

    The Travolta family has shown us that the human spirit is resilient in times of adversity. If Paul Bloch (family spokesperson)? Or someone could get in contact with me I would appreciate it. Also in the aviation industry and our airline has been to Haiti several times in the last week. I have something to give to thoes who have lost so much and could use your advise and wisdom. With thanks in my heart for people like you, Carol.

    January 26, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  280. Everyman

    Wow John Revolting .

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