“Declared a Suppressive Person,” Ex-Scientologist Story #428

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When Scientology boots somebody out they issue an “SP” declare.  An “SP” means “suppressive Person,” in other words the person is an enemy of Scientology.  This happens a lot and if you look at Scientology history you will see that people have been tossed out slmost since Hubbard started his greedy cult.  Robert Berrington, a former South African member told his story to Tony Ortega in this 2012 story.

Scientology Excommunication: Documents the Church Usually Keeps Under Wraps

We want to thank Robert Berrington, a South African reader, who sent us some rare documents — records of his own Scientology excommunication.  Berrington learned that at the end of last year he was “declared a suppressive person” by the church — in other words, he’d been kicked out, and all church members who want to remain in good standing will be forced to now “disconnect” from him or risk being declared themselves.

We have copies of Berrington’s “declare,” his responses to its charges, and also a letter from the church he recently received when he asked for a refund of money that he had on account for services that he cannot now use.  As Scientology continues to hemorrhage membership, more and more veteran church members (Berrington had joined in 1998 and was in for more than a decade) are learning that they’ve been declared SPs. But few, we find, end up with copies of their “goldenrod,” the official declaration itself. Sometimes, as in the case of Derek Bloch, a member who is being excommunicated will be asked to come down to the local org to look at the document in person, but cannot take home a copy.  But Berrington has his. And here’s what it looks like. (Berrington has his declare because a friend grabbed a copy of it that was posted at a Scientology church. Because of the dodgy image, we’ve typed up the actual words after each page.)

Church of Scientology in South Africa

Joburg Day Ethics Order #1476
Dec 30, 2011

ALL ORGS
ALL MISSIONS

SUPPRESSIVE PERSON DECLARE
ROBERT BERRINGTON

Robert Berrington of Johannesburg, South Africa, is hereby declared a suppressive person and is expelled from the Church of Scientology pursuant to HCO PL 7 March 1965RB I, SUPPRESSIVE ACTS, SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS.

Robert has remained affiliated with persons who have been declared suppressive by HCO due to their squirrel and suppressive acts.

Robert has been attempting to covertly divert Scientologists in good standing to join this band of squirrels. He has refused any attempts by Church members to resolve matters with regards the Church and the applied philosophy of Scientology as founded by L. Ron Hubbard.

Robert has attempted to sell squirrel “services” to other public, in violation of the laws of the land, including trademark laws.

Robert is guilty of the following Suppressive Acts:

1. USING THE TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS OF DIANETICS AND SCIENTOLOGY WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION OR LICENSE FROM THE OWNER OF THE MARKS OR ITS AUTHORIZED LICENSEE.

2. ORGANIZING SPLINTER GROUPS TO DIVERGE FROM SCIENTOLOGY PRACTICES, STILL CALLING IT SCIENTOLOGY OR CALLING IT SOMETHING ELSE.

3. PUBLIC DISAVOWAL OF SCIENTOLOGY OR SCIENTOLOGISTS IN GOOD STANDING WITH SCIENTOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS.

4. PUBLIC STATEMENTS AGAINST SCIENTOLOGY OR SCIENTOLOGISTS BUT NOT TO COMMITTEES OF EVIDENCE DULY CONVENED.

5. CONTINUED ADHERENCE TO A PERSON OR GROUP PRONOUNCED A SUPPRESSIVE PERSON OR GROUP BY HCO.

6. SEEKING TO SPLINTER OFF AN AREA OF SCIENTOLOGY AND DENY IT TO PROPERLY CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY FOR PERSONAL PROFIT, PERSONAL POWER OR “TO SAVE THE ORGANIZATION FROM THE HIGHER OFFICERS OF SCIENTOLOGY”

Any certificates that Berrington has are hereby canceled per HCO PL 7 March 1965II, CERTIFICATE CANCELLATION. Any licensing agreements he may have signed to use the marks of Dianetics and Scientology are cancelled as well. He may not use the marks in any manner whatsoever.

Should Robert come to his senses an recant, he is to do steps A to E as laid out in HCO PL 7 March 1965RB I, SUPPRESSIVE ACTS, SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS.

His only terminal is the International Justice Chief via the Continental Justice Chief.

ETHICS OFFICER HCO JBGD

Authorized by
LRH COMM JBG

for
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
in SOUTH AFRICA

Approved by
D/INT JUSTICE CHIEF

To read the rest of the story go here: http://tonyortega.org/2012/11/08/scientology-excommunication-documents-the-church-usually-keeps-under-wraps/#post-952

An SP declare is called a “goldenrod,” due to the color of paper it is printed on.  To see this dreaded document go here:

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