Florida rejects complaint over Scientology 'disconnection,' but Brian Sheen unbowed - 2015-08-14
Last month, we scrambled to bring you the story of Brian Sheen. A local television story in Florida had done a story on a man who had made a "civil rights complaint" to the state of Florida about the Church of Scientology denying him access to his daughter, but the story was short on details and somewhat confusing.
We interviewed Brian at length to learn his interesting story about having been very involved in Scientology in the early 1970s — he'd even been trained as an auditor on the yacht Apollo while L. Ron Hubbard was running Scientology from it. But then, in the late 1970s, Brian had broken away from Scientology after a bad experience being hit up for money by the organization.
Fast forward a few decades, and Brian had found himself suddenly "declared" a "suppressive person" by Scientology after 36 years of having no relationship with the organization. That caused his daughter Springsong, who is still a member, to cut off all ties from him, just months after she had married into one of the most prominent current families in the church. Stunned that he suddenly had no access to his 38-year-old daughter, Brian began trying to find out why Scientology suddenly, after so long, had declared him an enemy.