Update: A couple of commenters have submitted comments pointing out that there is a lot more to disconnection than just this letter. We are well aware of this. Disconnection is a complicated issue in terms of what was issued, what was cancelled, what the prevailing and continuing culture has been and, importantly, LRH’s role in all of this.
There was no intent in obfuscating the issue by publishing this letter. It remains an important document and it is certainly not all there is to the story. We acknowledge this but we are publishing this letter for its own sake.
One of our commenters discovered this gem and has sent it to us. It has been on the Internet for some time but we are publishing it here since it has massive relevance for the Scientology community right now as the church is actively demanding disconnection.
Disconnection has been the single most destructive practice in Scientology. It is this practice and it’s ruthless enforcement that has allowed corruption to take root within the church because the fear of disconnection prevents Scientologists from questioning too loudly or from going “against the grain” or from even looking on the internet. Let’s not forget that.