ex-OSA staffmember works to reform the subject of Scientology

Almost one year to the day, the enforced disconnection between my wife Tatiana and I has resulted in a completed divorce.  One year ago, “Director of Inspections and Reports” (a throw-back to the Inquisition) Mat McCauley e-mailed my wife and informed her of my declare (as a ‘Suppressive Person’) and expulsion from the Church of Scientology (a ‘non-profit’ corporation operating ‘for profit’ (inurement supporting a lavish lifestyle on the part of one David Miscavige) in egregious violation of the laws of the land.  This action constituted ‘tortious interference‘ and was in common language, a destructive intervention between the private and sacred line of communication established between my wife and I.

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Scott Gordon
(former DSA CCDallas; DSA Costa Rica)

I read the following into record of the 301st Court of Dallas today:

“The marriage has become unsupportable because of pressure brought to bear on my wife by leadership of the Scientology religion, to ‘disconnect’ from me, resulting in discord between the parties that has destroyed the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship.  There is no expectation of reconciliation.”

Divorce finalized.  In earlier times, I could have sued for “tortious interference,” but the laws have changed.

I would however, have an International Human Rights case if it were easy to find a good attorney.  And I have already developed the basis for the legal arguments:

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 12 – No one shall be subject to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks on his honor or reputation.  Everyone has the right to protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Scott was subjected to substantial interference in personal and family matters by members of Scientology organization staff in both Costa Rica and Dallas.

In Costa Rica, Geberth Gamboa, staff at the mission, arranged an interruption to my step-son’s auditing to fish for anything that could have been wrong with our earlier sessions (that went very well despite being done across a language barrier – all at his request and his Mother’s okay) and then wrote false reports to the mission Ethics Officer, causing the Ethics section to arbitrarily designate Scott as being “one report away from full expulsion” from the International Church.

In the Dallas organization, Matt McCauley ejected Scott from the Dallas organization, where he was on paid service for a counseling course, on orders from International Scientology “top” management, without written notice or explanation.  This ejection without explanation was communicated to Scott’s wife who was upset at the implications (the threat of expulsion meant that she could no longer progress in good standing without complete separation, as in divorce, from Scott).  When Scott blew the whistle on Matt McCauley’s failure to execute any form of due process, Matt issued a declare and expulsion order and e-mailed Scott’s wife before he could communicate with her on the matter, preventing any further explanation or communication between the two on the subject of his expulsion.

Article 16(3) – The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Scott was a step-parent to two male children who grew up in the household with Scott and Tatiana.  The oldest has recently cut all communication with Scott.  The youngest cut communication immediately upon learning that Scott was “in trouble” with the church.

Article 18 – Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Before the actions of the mission of Costa Rica to sanction Scott without due process, Scott and Tatiana had come to agreement on differing views on how Scientology would be practiced at home and to what extent Scott planned to participate in services.  Tatiana had effectively accepted Scott’s departure from full participation in the church on his terms, none of which were disrespectful to the founder, the local or international organizations.  She was told by the mission that this was ‘unacceptable’ and that she could not continue to progress in the church if she stayed connected in any way to Scott.  She pursued a divorce as a solution to the dilemma the church placed as her only option to staying in good standing with their religion.

Article 28 – Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully recognized.

This also implicates the government of the United States of America, specifically the Federal Bureau of Investigations, for failing to act on numerous reports in their possession, of egregious Human Rights violations of Sea Org members and ex-members and their families, which have been widely publicized in the media and documented in numerous books and legal affidavits.  The church continues to expel staff and parishioners and violate their human rights without due process, most being economically unable to pursue civil action.

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Comments on: "Enforced Disconnection Divorce Finalized" (26)

  1. deElizabethan said:

    Hear, here!
    I hope that Scott finds an attorney soon.

  2. beefreebeefree said:

    Being “single” is awesome!!!! Are you seriously complaining?? One blah blah blah “disconnection” = many new “connections *wink wink* Buddy, don’t be a crybaby, enjoy the gift you have been given. No one can separate a woman from a man she is bonded with and sees as a valuable mate and if the woman does not see you that way..WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE WITH HER? And who cares if it is some friend or family member or community that takes her out of being with you, if she lets them talk her out you , well , you may have a fantasy that it was otherwise, but bro she just was not into you Be free. It is a sign of a weak man who cares what a women does with her life, real men care about what they do with their own lives and let woman follow them through life not the other way around. I suggest you watch all the gregory peck movies you can.

    • Well Mr. “Free-As-a-Bee” – wherever did you get the idea that I have been deprived of ‘Gregory Peck’ Hollywood brainwash flicks?

      Were they supposed to teach me what a ‘real’ man feels and acts like?

      I work hard, play hard, love hard, and I cry. I took the time here to document the closing of a painful chapter of corporate Scientology’s enforced disconnection policy. But some people have this idea that I can’t or won’t, move on.

      I have no shortage of women after me – crawling through the windows of house and computer, both!

      What do I do? I communicate with them. They soon realize what I am about, and wake up to what they are doing (if it isn’t actually sincere, what they are doing).

      But follow me around??? What a riot!!!

      There is nothing fulfilling to me about groupies following me around, unless they come around to realizing they’ve approached me in the wrong way – for the wrong reasons.

      Revealing indeed, about what kind of women you are after!

      The most valuable and precious women around are “tied down” to their kids, their homes, their safety. I do care what a woman does with her life, and if it’s a special woman, what role I can play in her life. I’d sail across the stormy seas to be with a woman like that.

      This is what makes a truly powerful man. One who is aware of and seeking, the truly special woman, and refuses to disperse his power in ‘playing the field’ or cheap substitutes like pictures of the undressed.

      In fact, when you really look at it, my ‘hunter-gatherer’ approach to women makes me far more ‘primal’ than your patriarchal, harem-without-the-child-support approach.

      Buddy, in those days, if you thought it was okay to take your frustrations out on your ‘woman’ by playing “who’s boss?” you found your moccassins and bundle outside the teepee.

      Societies functioned. And men were responsible, “or else!”

      You my friend, have simply failed to differentiate between quality and quantity in the opposite sex, and I’m ‘sad’ for you (but hey – don’t expect me to cry over it!)

      It’s not popular to be ‘monogamous’ these days, and there’s lots of ‘hard science’ (yeah, right) around and about, trying to prove that men shouldn’t be so.

      Lots of testosterone talking. Five minutes of dubious pleasure, sometimes traded for a lifetime of disaster and heartache. And even if you luck out the first times, the more you play that game the sooner the odds catch up to you. No, thanks.

      There is nothing more special or worth pursuing under the sun, moon and stars, than a truly good woman.

      So anyway, I’m pretty busy preparing for the next special woman in my life, but for some reason I thought I’d do you a favor.

      Oh, and watch all the Mel Gibson movies you can.

      Be free, mate!

      • deElizabethan said:

        Watchful Navigator, enjoyed your response to beefree and looks like I’ll read more. If you were only older or I younger what a good combo.
        I’m sure that you are not worried about it, tho a definite loss and time will heal.

    • beefreebeefree said:

      “This is what makes a truly powerful man. One who is aware of and seeking, the truly special woman, and refuses to disperse his power in ‘playing the field’ or cheap substitutes like pictures of the undressed.”

      I could not disagree with you more. A powerful man’s life is about more than one other person, or someone woman (or man, if they are gay) a truly powerful man’s life is about the world and society and making a contribution to others, something bigger then himself. Small men hide out and make their lives about theirs wives and shmoopy lives.

      • Okay. There is more than one way to be powerful as a man.

        But if you think I am ‘hiding out’ you are sadly mistaken.

        I would definitely agree that “a truly powerful man’s life is about the world and society and making a contribution to others.” Totally agree.

    • beefreebeefree said:

      And can you tell me why it is so significant that this religious group promotes playing take away and elitism and not talking to people who are in their black book , when the rest of the planet does just this very thing all of the time? I do not know anyone who is not playing some “disconnection” thing with someone for some stupid reason that only they can rationalize. Seems to me that that cult is just doing the same thing as every one else and why should they not? When someone is off the team, fraternizing with them can and usually does weaken the people still on the tea, It is an extreme all cards in kind of trip is it not? I think people are attracted to the intensity of that group and then act like little bitches when they don’t want to play at that intense all in level anymore. I have a merciless criticism of this kind of baloney. Disconnection shmisconnection. Just because you give it a legal significant sounding name it is still a basic human activity and any student of human behaviour knows this.It is dishonest to cherry pick and vilify one groups practices when they are really now that unique. The fact that so many people do it who have nothing to do with that cult does man something, it does make it more ok.

      • You can’t be serious! ‘Dishonest’ to ‘cherry pick’ corporate Scientology???

        For knowingly breaking up families.

        Yeah, right.

        Just like your favorite soccer team, eh, mate?

      • beefreebeefree said:

        People knowingly break up disconnect separate distance themselves for all kinds of reasons, people form cliques, gangs, clubs, all kinds of exclusive communities, countries do it. When it comes to promoting playing take away and the silent treatment and do not talk to that person anymore because they are no longer ion our good graces, your little pet cult is not doing anything you or I do not do. You get juicy milage out of vilifying your cults practice and it makes you feel special like you have been specially done to by the pros, but you are kidding yourself. Your little pet cult did not invent nor perfect your sacred “disconnection”. Humans have been doing that for hundreds of years and will continue to do that. Since your cult likes science fiction so much, we we could rename earth to “Alienation Place” because that is what humans do to each other most days, read the newspapers. You want to make a big case out of your personal owie, common dude, man up!

        Here is human life on earth explained for ya:

        I love you as long as you promote my point of view and my survival just so but as soon as you do not….I do not love you anymore. You may have some pollyanna ideal about how life on earth should be but how I described it is how humans behave when push comes to shove. A human stubs their toe and they will curse out their grandmother and her mother in 3 different languages.

        This notion that one group is so super flawed or evil and the rest of us are so pure and straight and in a position to take down the bad guy using our powers of goodness is just about the most obnoxious thing i have ever heard.

      • Well, I’m kind of ‘pure and straight’ these days, but not so arrogant to think I can pass judgment on the rest. This group is not super-flawed, and even the founder of it who made its policies covering disconnection was not evil, but he thought he was fighting evil, so in that sense you make a good point. Cults within cults. Finding reasons why others don’t or can’t belong. A real ‘Alienation Place’ if there ever was one.

        But I’m sticking to my story 100%. No one has the right to claim that they are the ‘experts in communication’ with a policy that says ‘Disconnection is canceled’ and their chief PR stating to national media that ‘We don’t practice disconnection’ and yet proceed to do just that – breaking up families. Very few groups – cults get away with that. And no major religions practice shunning to the degree that families cannot see or talk to each each other and to the point that divorce is required – not just encouraged (again, this is in a group that claims to support marriage and family as the ‘building block of civilization’).

        It’s too late to get my wife back – which despite what you seem to think, never was the point of this post – but I would like others to know what really goes on so that they won’t be fooled.

      • beefreebeefree said:

        You appear to be compelled to single out this wacko cults flaws that you in your infinite mature point of view find unacceptable , I get it.

        I just think it hypercritical to try to present your aches and pains as somehow specialer then the rest of humanity because they were perpetrated on you by a sinister group that you imagine has schemed against you in such a personal way. You are so special in this story of yours. And I just don’t but it.

        You joined that head case group that sells itself as an extreme all or nothing pathway to god knows what coming out of the gate, it does not hide it at all and now you want to blame them and cry foul for YOUR life choices and your getting involved?? Nah I can’t buy it.

      • If you only knew…

        How ‘special’ I really am.

      • beefreebeefree said:

        Actually, I do get how extraordinary (special) you are.

        I am just fed up with the ‘poor me’ “disconnection” “save the horses from the evil doers” save the families from the evil doers” save the childrenfrom the evil doers” “save my marriage from the evil doers” JIVETALK, you are selling.

      • BeeFree – you’re missing the irony of -you- having chosen -my- article to make -your- crusade. Sort of a mini ‘counter-crusade’ which smells an awfully lot like a hostile operation. The energy you pour into it is telling.

        I won’t mention that my personal pc-folder-buttons are all over your first post (but when you have a Clear, with a co-audit twin who faithfully takes all to erasure, you don’t have buttons to be pushed). So you’re left with nothing more than general pre-approved, hostile rant, calculated to ‘enturbulate.’ But since almost no one reads the blog, anyway…

        Who is paying you to waste my time?

        Or do you really feel you must somehow save the world from naive, “shoulda-known-it-before-ya-signed-up” ex- cult adherents like me?

        As our beloved cult leader David Miscavige would say, “What are your own crimes that you would accuse me so?”

        I am having way too much fun, here!

      • beefreebeefree said:

        You have a sound point re: the irony bit but you have lost me with your oh so clever beloved cult jargon bombardment as your last resort to stopping any critical thinking, ciao mate.

      • Ah. In that case I will accept your last statement at face value and leave two points in the interest of promoting critical thinking:
        1) Since the ‘cult jargon’ is not familiar to you, would it be fair to say that the cult itself is not familiar, and that it would be a stretch to pass judgment on my actions in response to its actions? Just saying…
        2) The use of the ‘jargon’ was indeed ‘unfair’ on my part. Do not be dismayed, you have challenged my thinking in many ways here, and I am always up for a good debate. Looking forward to the next one…

      • beefreebeefree said:

        Thanks for being gracious. Good luck to you with all of it.

      • You bet. And thank you.

  3. The Church of Scientology at one time made available a wealth of potentially wonderful techniques for finding oneself and actually accomplishing a better state of existence, but all this has long been interwoven with using that material to bind people to their will for its own self-interests, and the organization can and does go to any lengths to extract what it wants from those unfortunate enough to swallow hook, line and sinker all their propaganda that they “alone” possess “the one way to spiritual freedom”. Keep your friends and loved ones away from this “church”, and if or when they are tempted by the worthwhile elements of Scientology itself, encourage them to look on the internet for practitioners who are completely disassociated from from the “church”.

    • beefreebeefree said:

      Hello Dexter Gelfand

      QUESTION: “where did you get the idea that the Church of Scientology was at all upfront about the demands that are ultimately imposed on committed adherents?”

      RESPONSE: No entity or situation spells out every detail of what comes with it in life, romantic relationships are not up front with all the demands and risks that go with it, the military is not, new employment is not, no religion does it. What you are suggesting does not exist in reality. Life is extremely risky, end of story.

      QUESTION: “Did you think that when someone new walks in the door they tell them about forced disconnections,” it is one of many things I have heard that would have me never participate in a group like that. But maybe people have not heard about it, I can see that but people also have some responsibility to educate themselves with the waters they wade out into. I know many communities that practice this so called “disconnection”. It has been a standard social practice that has existed for ages. Cut off people who do not belong, separate people who do not belong, cut off people who do not agree, push out people who do not belong, freeze out people who are not with us, stop talking to those people who are a threat to our survival. This is how humans do it. One of our top American politicians said “if you are not with us you are with the terrorists” remember that one?

      We are a shockingly immature species that polarizes itself at every opportunity IMO.

      RESPONSE: I have nothing to do with The Church of Scientology and and have spent hardly any time looking into it and I have heard about this “disconnections” thing.

      QUESTION: “And how is it that, Given that Scott has personally experienced the loss of his wife and family, you could have any difficulty understanding his drive to tell the world about it?”

      RESPONSE: I can understand any person’s drive to share their experience with others.

      • beefreebeefree said:

        Correction:

        Hello Dexter Gelfand

        QUESTION: “where did you get the idea that the Church of Scientology was at all upfront about the demands that are ultimately imposed on committed adherents?”

        RESPONSE: No entity or situation spells out every detail of what comes with it in life, romantic relationships are not up front with all the demands and risks that go with it, the military is not, new employment is not, no religion does it. What you are suggesting does not exist in reality. Life is extremely risky, end of story.

        QUESTION: “Did you think that when someone new walks in the door they tell them about forced disconnections,”

        RESPONSE: I have nothing to do with The Church of Scientology and and have spent hardly any time looking into it and I have heard about this “disconnections” thing. it is one of many things I have heard that would have me never participate in a group like that. But maybe people have not heard about it, I can see that but people also have some responsibility to educate themselves with the waters they wade out into. I know many communities that practice this so called “disconnection”. It has been a standard social practice that has existed for ages. Cut off people who do not belong, separate people who do not belong, cut off people who do not agree, push out people who do not belong, freeze out people who are not with us, stop talking to those people who are a threat to our survival. This is how humans do it. One of our top American politicians said “if you are not with us you are with the terrorists” remember that one? We are a shockingly immature species that polarizes itself at every opportunity IMO.

        QUESTION: “And how is it that, Given that Scott has personally experienced the loss of his wife and family, you could have any difficulty understanding his drive to tell the world about it?”

        RESPONSE: I can understand any person’s drive to share their experience with others.

  4. Hello beefreebeefree, where did you get the idea that the Church of Scientology was at all upfront about the demands that are ultimately imposed on committed adherents? Did you think that when someone new walks in the door they tell them about forced disconnections, including divorces and separations from one’s parents and children, and that there is a litany of activities, people and groups that are absolutely prohibited from having any connections to? Nothing could be further from the truth. The C of S steadfastly denies ordering forced disconnections, and in general, members are only informed of such outrages once they bought in to the system. And how is it that, Given that Scott has personally experienced the loss of his wife and family, you could have any difficulty understanding his drive to tell the world about it?

  5. When the good lady I am with was told by the CofS that she would be declared SP and no longer be allowed services if she remained in connection with me she told them that if I were considered an SP then it would be a title she could accept with pride.
    They didn’t even try with my father because I think they knew exactly where he would have told them to go.
    I divorced my first wife before I left the Sea Org. I knew that the Sea Org was more important to her than our relationship. I think she is still there.
    Some people have their dynamics severely inverted and the Sea Org management does its utmost to keep them that way. I think you could achieve greater happiness by finding a partner who appreciates your greatness and can love you more than David Miscavage.
    From PDC tape 16:
    “You know, we can add this little line to it: we.. if a fellow,. if a fellow would act and act. and act and then finally with his terrific ambition attain the treasure of Peru, and then he would turn around and look at all the people who had impeded him in getting it and he would simply take the bars of gold and the gems and make those people have them, he’s all set. And if he would walk away from his greatest triumph – and if a man ever could do this – walk away from his greatest triumph with his hands empty and his pocket empty and with maybe just the shirt on his back, he would live to triumph again and again and again and again. If he could do that. “

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