Travolta's Battle For `Earth' Glenn Whipp c. Los Angeles Daily News
John Travolta swears that his new movie, ``Battlefield Earth,'' has absolutely nothing to do with Scientology. Now, whether his right hand was resting on a stack of L. Ron Hubbard's ``Dianetics'' when he said this is another matter entirely, but you get the idea.
Others aren't seeing it that way. Anti-Scientology organizations like FactNet and the Lisa McPherson Trust have been fervently working overtime in the past few months on the Internet, alleging, among other things that the ``Battlefield Earth'' movie contains subliminal messages and that proceeds from the movie's merchandise will go directly to the Scientology church.
``There's no way that this movie would be happening without Scientology's backing,'' says Stacey Brooks, a former member of the sect and current president of the Scientology-watchdog group Lisa McPherson Trust. ``This is one example of how Scientology insinuates itself in various aspects of the culture.''