Church of Scientology Cancels Disconnection
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.