A suppressive person or an “SP’ is supposed to be a person entirely given over to criminality; an enemy of mankind; or person so foul as to have no redeeming qualities. In other words a person who has found fault with L. Ron Hubbard or Scientology. How such dark souls could have made it into Scientology, armed as they are with the E-Meter, remains a mystery.
The following is taken from chapter ten of, The Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper, A Tower Book, 1971.
Another Scientology “suppressive,” now an outspoken critic of the group, called Scientology “the beginnings of a Nazi party” in court, during an American tax case. Mr. Raymond J. D. Buckingham, a very accomplished English basso who administers a voice school in Manhattan, initially got into Scientology through one of his pupils. She agreed to give him $30 worth of processing in return for an equal amount in voice lessons.
When he complained about the situation to the Scientologists, however, they said they would speak to him about it only if he would agree to pay them $25 for the first session of “advice.” He agreed, but they then said they wouldn’t talk to him unless he “disconnected” from a business partner. It seemed that the Scientologists had also labeled the partner a “suppressive person” because he was connected to a suppressive.
Buckingham then had the incredible courage to speak against Scientology on a radio show, and the Scientologists countered by declaring him a “suppressive person, outside their protection,” and “fair game.” Those of his students who had become Scientologists (at his recommendation) were ordered to “disconnect” from him — and also from any money they legally owed him. (This represented a loss of about $200 a week for him.)
One of his students, a famous singer, in whom he had invested almost $30,000 as her agent, told him that she had learned in her auditing sessions that “you killed me in my past fifteen lives.” Then she not only disconnected from him, but also from the arrangements he had made for her to perform in summer stock theatres. The loss almost ruined him, and her as well, since she was fined by Actors’ Equity and left the country.
During this time, he was also receiving phone calls in the middle of the night from men and women threatening to kill him. And his fiancé, who at first didn’t leave Scientology and join him, was held in a room at the Org for four hours until she agreed to sign a statement saying that Buckingham had threatened to kill her. The story does have a happy ending. Three in fact. Mr. Buckingham and his fiancé eventually did get married.
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“Show me any person who is critical of us and I’ll show you crimes and intended crimes that would stand a magistrate’s hair on end.”
– L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, 4 April 1965