St. Petersburg Times: The Unperson

Source: St. Petersburg Times
Date: June 25, 2006

The St. Petersburg Times published "The Unperson," a story about disconnection and Suppressive Persons in Scientology:

In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts “suppressive persons.”
Another Scientology policy - called “disconnection” - forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact.
An SP is a pariah. Anyone who communicates with an SP risks being branded an SP himself.
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