Controversial Billboard Goes Up In Echo Park: 'To My Loved One In Scientology... Call Me' - 2016-04-05

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F234.png Controversial Billboard Goes Up In Echo Park: 'To My Loved One In Scientology... Call Me' April 5, 2016, Emma G. Gallegos, LAist

A billboard telling Church of Scientology members to call their estranged loved ones has gone up in Echo Park. The sign takes aim at the Church's controversial policy of disconnection, but there's a sorrowful personal story behind it.

Las Vegas couple Phil and Willie Jones left the Church, but their grown children are still employees for the Church's Sea Org, which requires long hours, little pay and a billion year contract, according to The Underground Bunker. Because their parents left the Church and have become outspoken critics, they have been required to cut off all ties from their parents or in Church terminology "disconnect." The couple created a website discussing the policy.

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{{cite news | first = Emma G. | last = Gallegos | title = Controversial Billboard Goes Up In Echo Park: 'To My Loved One In Scientology... Call Me' | url = http://laist.com/2016/04/05/scientology_billboard_echo_park.php | work = LAist | date = April 5, 2016 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}