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Gawker site questions Travolta aid efforts announced for Haiti

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Site questions Travolta aid

John Travolta announced over the weekend that he plans to give plenty to help earthquake victims in Haiti, but Gawker says his apparent goodwill is actually just a Scientology scam to further recruitment. We say it's a nice gesture.

"I have arranged for a plane to take down some volunteer ministers and some supplies and some medics," Travolta told Entertainment Tonight. "My church has also arranged for 80 medics and 33 volunteers to go down (this week). I hope that inspires others as well. It's needed."

Gawker, meanwhile, draws comparisons to this effort and the yellow-shirted "volunteer ministers" the church sent to Manhattan after Sept. 11. The site says these ministers provided what's called "purification rundowns," in which firefighters sat in saunas, worked out and took niacin and other vitamins, in addition to other services.

It's at this point we have to note Gawker has no proof that's what the volunteer ministers are doing in Haiti, but frankly, any help at this point is better than nothing.

Gawker site questions Travolta aid efforts announced for Haiti 01/19/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:37pm]
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