Blog: Church of Scientology Cancels Disconnection - 2009-10-28
As reported here, last year Davis told CNN's John Roberts, "There's no such thing as disconnection as you've characterized it…Scientology actually mandates – it's really part of the code of being a Scientologist – to respect the religious beliefs of others, so certainly a Scientologist is going to respect their family members' beliefs…We consider the family to be a building block of any society, so anything that is characterized as disconnection or this kind of thing is just not true. There isn't any such policy in the Church dictating who you can and cannot be in communication with, it just doesn't happen."
He's just repeated the statement, in response to Paul Haggis' letter. An AP story here reports that "Davis again disagreed with Haggis and said the church doesn't mandate disconnection with anybody and that it was an entirely 'self-determined decision.'