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Church of Scientology Cancels Disconnection

October 28, 2009

That’s right, Disconnection is cancelled. Tommy Davis said so, twice.

As reported here, last year Davis told CNN’s John Roberts, “There’s no such thing as disconnection as you’ve characterized it…Scientology actually mandates – it’s really part of the code of being a Scientologist – to respect the religious beliefs of others, so certainly a Scientologist is going to respect their family members’ beliefs…We consider the family to be a building block of any society, so anything that is characterized as disconnection or this kind of thing is just not true. There isn’t any such policy in the Church dictating who you can and cannot be in communication with, it just doesn’t happen.”

He’s just repeated the statement, in response to Paul Haggis’ letter.  An AP story here reports that Davis again disagreed with Haggis and said the church doesn’t mandate disconnection with anybody and that it was an entirely ‘self-determined decision.’

So it’s official. There is no Disconnection. The Church does not mandate who you can and cannot be in communication with. They said so.

Here’s a little back history for you. Most Scientologists don’t know that LRH himself cancelled Disconnection way back in 1968. He announced that fact in HCO PL 15 November 1968, “Cancellation of Disconnection,” and added, “Since we can now handle all types of cases disconnection as a condition is cancelled.”

Disconnection was reinstated by HCO Bulletin of 10 September 1983, “PTSness and Disconnection.” The Bulletin noted that “Earlier, disconnection as a condition was cancelled,” and stated it was “hereby restored to use, in the hands of those persons thoroughly and standardly trained in PTS/SP tech.”

The only problem? It wasn’t written by LRH. According to a statement by the late Robert Vaughn Young, “…The directive that I wrote concerned the Scientology policy of ‘Disconnection.’ The order to do this came from David Miscavige. Miscavige said that we had to reinstitute the Policy of Disconnection and that I was to write the policy for this. I wrote it and it went through several revisions. It was not sent to Hubbard for his approval, but was issued into the Church of Scientology.”

Makes one wonder what else Miscavige issued over LRH’s name.

But the good news is, all that is in the past. Disconnection is now cancelled. They announced it.

If you have been disconnected from family or friends, from your children, your parents, your spouse or anyone else, please, contact them. Send them a letter or an e-mail. Call them. Visit them.

Print out the quotes from Tommy Davis, and if anyone from the Church objects to your contacting your family or friends, show them Tommy Davis’ words. Tell them to contact Tommy Davis if they have any questions about it. Tell them disconnection is over, and you have it in writing from Davis.

I am serious about this. Take the Church at their word. Contact your family and friends now.

After all, the Church wouldn’t lie, would they?

Addendum: A friend of mine, who was there at the time, informs me that Miscavige’s 1983 reinstatement of Disconnection was to stop people from hooking up with David Mayo, who Miscavige had removed from technical lines and expelled. Mayo was offering OT Levels at about a fifth of the cost.

  1. cre8 permalink
    October 28, 2009 4:05 am


  2. StarsAwait permalink
    October 28, 2009 5:51 am

    Rebel008, that’s a good piece of info from Young. I like your articles but I don’t like that you link to one or two sites on the right which only do pure Scientology bashing.

  3. October 28, 2009 6:49 am

    Rebel great article which I hope leads to more families reuniting.

    However both HCOPLs ‘Seniority of Orders’ and ‘Policy, Source Of” say an HCOB can not cancel an HCOPL or vis versa nor is a mere order senior to either.

    In short it was wrong in the beginning for the HCOB allowing Disconnection to cancel a Policy that forbade it!

    I know everyone’s overjoyed to read about the comedy team of Tommy and Davy back peddling on disconnection and all that but let’s not slip into the same idiocy that brought us to crisis in the beginning, by pretending that an order by an idiot savant is senior to the actual policy !

    Let us just affirm the fact that the act6ual policy on the matter is finally, finally being applied in the matter!!!!!!!

    • October 28, 2009 4:57 pm

      As I recall it was issued both as an HCOB and an HCO PL.

  4. Hubbardianen permalink
    October 28, 2009 7:41 am

    Interesting stuff…

  5. October 28, 2009 3:53 pm

    Goody then I can talk to one of my friends in the church.

  6. David permalink
    October 28, 2009 10:00 pm

    Let me read this in another way:

    “We dont make them disconnect – we merely convince them to.”

  7. Margaret permalink
    October 29, 2009 7:18 pm

    Or more accurately ..
    “… we merely convince them to under threat of expulsion.”

  8. November 1, 2009 3:02 pm

    Savannah Larson … la sea-org 9 years…(she was barely 16)
    6 years no physical contact..
    after 2 years with no communication at all…
    our daughter is reaching out to her dad (just this week) letting him know she loves and misses us… she tells us she will be coming home to Oregon in Nov . and would like to see us…
    we will keep you posted…
    all out love
    nate and mona

    ps .. when Savannah joined the the org .. we had discussions with her about what her life would be like… having children & staying in touch with her family…. were things she said would never be a problem…….

  9. November 1, 2009 11:08 pm

    Great post – well put together. I will use it to the max. Thanks.


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