disconnection

Scientology policy dictates that Scientologists must sever all contact with Scientology's perceived enemies - even family members and business associates.

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Update from Susan Lentsch - Still No Visit from her Sea Org Daughter

September 3, 2008: Former Scientologist Susan Lentsch describes the ordeal of waiting for a visit from her daughter Katherine, who is in the Sea Org, and who has never received the promised three weeks of annual vacation.

disconnection in the News

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June 25, 2006St. Petersburg Times: The Unperson The St. Petersburg Times publishes "The Unperson," a story about disconnection and Suppressive Persons in Scientology.
February 23, 2006Rolling Stone: Inside Scientology Rolling Stone publishes "Inside Scientology: Unlocking the complex code of America's most mysterious religion", discussing auditing, Scientology's secrets, and disconnection.
September 27, 2001Sympathy For The Devil: The Tory Bezazian Story Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics - until she met the darkest detractor of all. More than a year after her very public defection - the first in memory to occur on the Internet - Bezazian is still adapting to her transformation. She has quickly become a highly visible foe of the church she served for three decades.
March 31, 1995Why Kathy Won't Come Home Ten years ago, a British judge described Scientology as "immoral, socially obnoxious, corrupt, sinister, and dangerous". Two weeks ago, a jury at Lewes Crown Court acquitted a man of trying to abduct one of its members. The man said he was trying to rescue his friend, Kathleen Wilson, 23. He said she had been brainwashed and would have left if she had had any free will. The jury agreed: she had been brainwashed. The Scientologists have never suffered such a setback.
September 19, 1986$30-Million Court Fight Lost by Scientology In a staggering blow to the Church of Scientology of California, a Superior Court judge Thursday upheld a jury's $30-million damage award to a former church member who said the organization wrecked him mentally and financially.
April 5, 1984£120,000 Reward Offered by Sect A reward of £120,000 had been offered by the international body of the Church of Scientology for information leading to the recovery of what are said to be scriptures stolen from its European headquarters in Denmark. Meanwhile, forty "disenchanted" placard-carrying Scientologists went on a protest march through East Grinstead town centre in a demand for reforms at the UK headquarters at Saint Hill.

disconnection in the News

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September 3, 2008Update from Susan Lentsch - Still No Visit from her Sea Org Daughter Former Scientologist Susan Lentsch describes the ordeal of waiting for a visit from her daughter Katherine, who is in the Sea Org, and who has never received the promised three weeks of annual vacation.
October 20, 2001David Cook's stepson, George Ford, him David Cook's stepson, George Ford, disconnects from him.
October 20, 2001Vickki Ford's son, George Ford, her Vickki Ford's son, George Ford, disconnects from her.
January 1, 1997Edith Ervin's son, Jeremy Ervin, her Edith Ervin's son, Jeremy Ervin, disconnects from her.
January 1, 1997Edith Ervin's son, Joel Ervin, her Edith Ervin's son, Joel Ervin, disconnects from her.
January 1, 1996Larry Nobs's, him Larry Nobs's daughter disconnects from him.
January 1, 1991Dylan Gill Dylan Gill's father disconnects from him.
January 1, 1991Dylan Gill Dylan Gill's uncle disconnects from him.
February 20, 1968Frank & Stella O'Donnell's daughter, Erin O'Donnell, them Frank & Stella O'Donnell's daughter, Erin O'Donnell, disconnects from them.
February 20, 1968Frank & Stella O'Donnell's son, Noel O'Donnell, them Frank & Stella O'Donnell's son, Noel O'Donnell, disconnects from them.
February 20, 1968Mrs. M. E. Whiting's niece, Erin O'Donnell, her Mrs. M. E. Whiting's niece, Erin O'Donnell, disconnects from her.
February 20, 1968official, Mr V. Linklater, Frank & Stella O'Donnell A Scientology official, Mr V. Linklater, disconnects from Frank & Stella O'Donnell.
January 1, 1968Mr R. C. Gallagher's, him Mr R. C. Gallagher's friend disconnects from him.
January 1, 1968Various Scientologists, Mr F. J. P. Boric Various Scientologists disconnect from Mr F. J. P. Boric.
January 1, 1968Various Scientologists, O'Donnells, Frank & Stella O'Donnell Various Scientologists, many of whom do not know the O'Donnells, disconnect from Frank & Stella O'Donnell.