10 minutes with … Tommy Davis

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(UNDATED) After the death of Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Church of Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis talked about Scientology’s beliefs on autism, medical care, and death. Davis spoke only for the church, not for the family. Some answers have been edited for length and clarity. Q: Scientology has been […]

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    “Q: So, the church would not approve of a member seeing a doctor or taking medication for a psychiatric condition?

    A: Scientologists are opposed to mind-altering psychiatric drugs. They’re dangerous. They’re labeled as such by the Food and Drug Administration. Their side effects are widely known and they are dangerous side effects.”

    Wha? Wouldn’t the natural follow up question here be, “and do you believe autism is a psychiatric or medica condition?” Why did you change the subject?