Blog: Bob and Sharon Graham - 2014-04-09
My name is Robert (Bob) Graham and I was a public member, in good standing with the church of Scientology for over 35 years. I reached the level of OT5 and Class 5 auditor before I left the organization, permanently in 2010. I have not previously spoken about my experiences in the church because my daughter and her family are still "in." I thought that we could work things out and keep the family unit in place but since my wife I and left, my daughter and her family, including our grandchildren, have all disconnected from us. I believe it is in the best interest, to let everyone know that the disconnection policy is still alive and well in the Church of Scientology.
I got into Scientology around the time of the LA FBI raids, John Travolta's movie, Saturday Night Fever, and the People magazine article, "The Bizarre Cult of Scientology." I thought it was a pretty darn weird organization with all this stuff going on but in the end, I accepted the church's story that it was: "Them against us" and our "religious freedom" was at stake.
Has anything changed since then? Not really. It's just the same story – different time.