A new billboard was just put up in Los Angeles yesterday, a product of the effort of Phil and Willie Jones and many supporters. The billboard targets Scientology’s practice of disconnection, which has torn apart countless families through the years. The Jones family has been separated since Phil and Willie where declared “suppressive persons” by the church and their adult children were manipulated into cutting ties with their parents.
David Miscavige and company has been ruthlessly enforcing the church’s disconnection policy, which was created by L. Ron Hubbard, to isolate remaining members from former members who have had the courage to speak out against the abuses and for refusing to disconnect from others. It would be a fair guess to estimate that there have been more people who have been declared SPs in the United States in the last 5 years than the number of people who have joined the group. Tack onto that the even larger number of people who have simply stopped participating or walked away quietly, and you have a rapidly shrinking organization.
Many people believe that the disconnection policy and its insane enforcement has been the biggest reason for the exodus, coupled with other problems such as horrible treatment of staff, reports of David Miscavige being a lunatic and the endless moneygrabbing by the church that has left members broke and bankrupt.
For more information about the billboard and disconnection, visit http://stopscientolo...connection.com/