Blog: Scientology's Redemption for Suppressive People - 2017-10-05
On this channel and all over social and news media, Scientology's toxic practice of disconnection has been discussed. The long litany of personal tragedies, broken families and ruined relationships at the hands of the Church of Scientology is well documented. Only someone whose head is firmly planted in the sand, or a Scientologist, could possibly argue that disconnection policies don't exist or that they do not have tragic consequences.
Disconnection happens when a Scientologist formerly in good standing steps outside the bounds of whatever the ethics authorities of Scientology consider acceptable behavior. The Church's ethics officers will demand that the Scientologist recant and change his behavior to conform with what they say the Scientologist is allowed to say, think or do. Because of the rather arbitrary and pernicious character of Scientology's regulations, infractions can be anything from speaking one's mind in a public forum about Scientology to just looking at websites the Church disagrees with. Almost every high crime or suppressive act in Scientology's justice codes have to do with disagreeing with, disparaging or reporting on Scientology outside of the Church itself. In fact, here's the actual quote from Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard on this:
"Suppressive Acts are clearly those covert or overt acts knowingly calculated to reduce or destroy the influence or activities of Scientology or prevent case gains or continued Scientology success and activity on the part of a Scientologist. As persons or groups that would do such a thing act out of self-interest only to the detriment of all others, they cannot be granted the rights and beingness ordinarily accorded rational beings."