Before reading this article please take a minute and forty seconds to watch the above video and listen to what the official spokesperson of the Church of Scientology International said about the Church’s policy of disconnection in 2008.
He clearly stated the church has no such policy.
Contrast this with the events in the church in the last 24 hours. The 18 people who were declared yesterday have not been officially informed of this fact but the OSA/Sea Org machine is moving quickly to ensure disconnection takes place.
Most shocking is that the church is promoting that “Mark (Corbett) is asking for help” and the church have said that they will help him disconnect from his family. This includes help him untangle the various business interests that keep them connected.
This is despicable and cowardly. To all the South African Scientologists reading this article: You are going to be asked to disconnect. You will need to go with your conscience. Keep in mind that the entire concept of disconnection, as the church practices it, has no place in a modern world. It has no place in a constitutional democracy. It has no place in simple human decency.
If the Corbett’s are not safe from this practice then there is NO hope for anyone else. Among the greatest contributors to the subject in South Africa were declared suppressive out of hand. The moment any of the rest of us step out of line, or refuse to disconnect we will be treated in the same way. Never forget that.
This mission has busied itself with contacting those connected to the “Joburg 18” and demanding they arrive at Joburg Org to be read the declares and then asked how they plan to disconnect.
To emphasize: The church no longer allows anyone to even hold an SP declare and read it. Those being called in are sat down and have the declares read TO THEM.
They are so concerned about this that on Friday night at Joburg Org, after graduation, there will be a briefing on all these declares and the “PR Handling that will follow”. But the church doesn’t dictate who we may or may not communicate to. Sure.
“We of the church believe…
“That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments.
“That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others.”