Church of Scientology follower John Travolta has blamed drugs and not guns as the reason behind US school shootings.
John Travolta says his thinking is in line with fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise, who has publicly defended the religion’s stance against psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry.
Cruise, during a famously heated debate on NBC’s “TODAY” show in 2005, criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depression drugs and berated host Matt Lauer for suggesting that psychiatric treatment might help some patients.
– Justice Anderson, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, quoted atWhat judges have to say about Scientology
“I don’t disagree with anything Tom says,” Travolta says in the July issue of W magazine, on newsstands Friday.
“How would I have presented it? Maybe differently than how he did, but it doesn’t matter. I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is (psychotropic) drugs at the bottom of it.”
“I don’t want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked,” he continues.
“Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn’t mean you have less of a right.”