Blog: Disconnection as Spiritual Blackmail - 2009-07-16
I have this friend, let's call him Sam (I'll mix up names, genders and details a bit to protect the innocent). Sam is a dedicated Scientologist, an OT, and a major contributor to the IAS, the SuperPower building, etc., etc. He raised his children in Scientology and was proud when his son and daughter joined the Sea Org.
Over the years, their visits and phone calls became fewer and fewer. Still, they assured him they were "doing great," although they were vague about what they were actually doing.
Then one day he was shocked to hear that his daughter, let's call her Mary, had blown the Sea Organization and had been declared suppressive. Sam was devastated as it meant he would have to disconnect from Mary. He couldn't talk with her until she applied her A to E steps and got restored to good standing.