With Scientology's 'disconnection' policy finally hitting the mainstream, here's more to consider - 2014-03-16
In Joe's story, he told in dramatic fashion how Sara Goldberg was presented with a stark choice - either accept the pressure coming from Scientology officials and cut off all ties from her son, who had been expelled from the church, or, if she didn't comply, lose all contact with her daughter, who remains a Scientologist. It was the kind of impossible choice faced by other Scientologists every day. We have talked to or know about literally hundreds of people who have lost all interaction with their parents, or their children, or their siblings. It's the way that Scientology enforces discipline, and as Joe illustrated so well, it's never a "personal choice," as the church claims. It's forced on families, often with stunning cruelty.
Now, with the Goldbergs getting so much attention, we hope there's some appetite for readers to revisit the many cases of disconnection we've documented over the years. Here are some links. We hope you find them useful.