Scientology Claims No Forced "Disconnection" - So Tell Us About Yours - 2013-07-17
Today, in order to deal with an avalanche of bad news about Leah Remini's defection, the Church of Scientology put out a statement denying that it forces members to disconnect from each other when it excommunicates someone — or, in church parlance, declares them a suppressive person.
Here's the church's statement: "Contrary to myths spouted by...anti-Scientologists, the Church cannot and does not 'order' any parishioner to disconnect. Such a decision always has been and remains a deeply personal choice made entirely by the individual. This has been spelled out clearly on our website for years."