John Travolta is interested in having a third child, but the actor is recoiling from making his 15-year-old sons autistic condition public .
Travolta has not come out in the open to declare that his son, Jett, is autistic.
However, a magazine editor, who interviewed the actor, is of the view that if Travolta doesnt shy away from accepting the fact and comes forward, awareness about autism would get a major boost.
The editor also said that the actor should join other celebs like Sylvester Stallone, Doug Flutie, Jenny McCarthy and Toni Braxton, who all have autistic kids, in raising awareness and research funds to cure the disease.
'Travolta sits there in interviews talking about how Jett loves to read or play sports, but it is clear that the boy can barely do either,' the New York Post quoted the editor, as saying.
'It's fine with me if Travolta doesn't want to become the poster child for autistic parents, but every time the parent of an autistic child hears about someone else who is in this fight, it makes them feel better. He could do so much good for autism awareness if he would just come forward,' the editor added.
Travolta has either pretended that theres nothing wrong with Jett, or claimed that he has Kawasaki syndrome, a disease characterized by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes.
Tim Kenny, one of Travoltas neighbours, and the father of an autistic girl, revealed that Scientology is the reason behind Travoltas denial.
'Scientology is keeping him from acknowledging his son's autism. They see it as a weakness,' Kenny told Mark Ebner of HollywoodInterrupted. com.
According to the Church of Scientology, people with mental illnesses are 'degraded' and are capable of curing themselves by working harder on the church's teachings.
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