Disconnection is the severance of all ties between a Scientologist and a friend, colleague, or family member deemed to be antagonistic towards Scientology.
Our Mission Statement:
The practice of disconnection is so widely used by Scientology it has literally torn apart hundreds, if not thousands of families, friends, and colleagues. This site aims to educate people about it, and to expose this cruel and abusive practice. We want to do what we can to reconnect those who were estranged by Scientology so that broken families and friendships can be made whole again.
What Can We Do About It?:
- If you have been shunned, or disconnected by Scientology friends or family we’d love to hear your story. Send us your story and we’ll enter it on our site: Enter your story here.
- Make a complaint to the IRS. Scientology hides its abuses behind its tax excempt status and actually states on its website that disconnection is a protected right. The Church of Scientology International spends tax exempt dollars to pay attorneys to hire private investigators for the purposes of engaging in systematic acts of spying, harassment, and intimidation directed against former members of the Church, critics, journalists, and filmmakers who expose Church abuses. Here’s how you can help. Click here for how to make a complaint.
Here’s what Scientology says Scientology Disconnection is:
“The term disconnection is defined as a self-determined decision made by an individual
that he is not going to be connected to another.”
Here’s the actuality:
There is no ‘self-determined decision’ by the individual in Scientology about disconnecting from a friend or relative who has either left the church, or is critical of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard, or David Miscavige. If they fail to do so immediately then they will suffer the same fate of losing family, friends, and any business contacts they may have.
Here’s what Scientology says about family relationships:
“The Church encourages excellent family relationships, Scientologists or not, and family relations routinely improve with Scientology.”
Here’s the actuality:
There are hundreds, if not thousands of family members who have been torn apart by Scientology disconnection, some not seeing their family member for 10, 20, 30 years and more. In one case cited by the UK Government, a six-year-old girl was declared Suppressive for failing to disconnect from her mother. Many women who left the Scientology Sea Organization relate accounts that they were instructed not to have children, and were coerced to have abortions. There is at least one ongoing court case against Scientology by an ex-Scientologist who alleges she was forced to have an abortion at a very young age.