When you confront a Scientologist about the disconnection policy of the Church of Scientology, they always tell you that a declared person has to do 5 simple steps so he/she can be undeclared. The way it is presented it is nothing spectacular and should be easy for anyone to do. Let us look at these steps and see how simple they really are.
A. Tells the person or group to stop committing present time overts and to cease all attacks and suppressions so he, she or they can get a case gain;
Right there an assumption is made that the person is doing something bad. This paragraph actually requires the person to announce he is no longer committing overts. By doing that he is admitting that he did commit overts in the past. As for “ceasing all attacks,” I find it very unnerving that when Scientology attacks you, it is a “justice action”, but when you defend yourself it is a “suppression.” Is there nobody there who ever played a game of Chess?
B. Requires a public announcement to the effect that they realize their actions were ignorant and unfounded and stating where possible the influences or motivations which caused them to attempt to suppress or attack Scientology; gets it signed before witnesses and published broadly, particularly to persons directly influenced or formerly associated with the former offender or offenders. The letter should be calculated to expose any conspiracy to suppress Scientology or the preclear or Scientologist if such existed;
This is an extremely loaded paragraph. An innocent person would not pass that paragraph. You are required to admit having done these things you have been accused of. It does not matter whether actually done or not.
The second half of the paragraph is revealing the true paranoid nature of Scientology. You are required to tell on all your accomplices. If there are none? Well, is there somebody you do not like? You can implicate him. This is your opportunity.
B1. Requires that all debts owed to Scientology organizations or missions are paid off;
There is only one way to owe Scientology money. You have been on staff, and now they demand that you pay for all the courses that you have done to do your post, all the interrogations they had you go through before they declared you. Thank you much Hubbard, I will stay suppressive. You worked for them for years at below minimum wages, and now you owe them money.
B2. May require that, subject to the approval of the International Justice Chief, an amends project suitable and commensurate with the severity and extent of the suppressive acts committed be completed before further A to E steps are undertaken;
Before any such amends project is begun, the person must submit an Amends Project Petition to the International Justice Chief, using full CSW and stating what he proposes to do as amends, and this must be approved by the International Justice Chief to be considered valid. (Ref: HCO PL 1 May 65, STAFF MEMBER REPORTS, and HCO PL 1 May 65 II, ORDER BOARD AND TIME MACHINE) Evidence of genuine ethics change may be required before approval of the amends project is given. (Examples of such evidence might be, depending upon the high crimes committed: the person has obtained an honest job; has paid off all debts owed to others; valid contributions have been made to the community; the person has totally ceased those actions for which he was declared, etc.);
An amends project? Such as what? Surely not something as simple a cleaning the toilets at Flag for a year. It must be something that will set the person back many thousands of dollars and will take the majority of his time for a while.
Evidence of genuine ethics change? … What this mean is “show us that you are back to being a good and obedient slave.” Do what you are told, pay a lot of money and keep your mouth shut.
It is also within the power of the International Justice Chief, when approving an Amends Project Petition, to require, as a protector of the Church and its tenets and membership, that such amends project be carried out entirely off any Scientology organization, mission or network lines, and to require, before the amends project may be considered complete, extensive evidence over a protracted period of time that the person has, beyond any doubt, ceased his or her suppressive actions, has created no problems for the Church or any member of the Church in any way on any line, and has undertaken and completed an action which is clearly and undeniably of benefit to mankind;
In other words while you are out there breaking your back for us, we will treat you like you have leprocy.
C. Requires train beginning at the lowest level of the Bridge at their expense if executives in charge of training will have the person or the group members;
More money and time. Of course, all the training you have already done is hereby cancelled and gone.
D. Makes a note of all of the above matters with copies of the statement and files in the ethics files of those concerned;
So that Miscavige can brag about how he broke you.
E. Informs the International Justice Chief and forwards a duplicate of the original statements which show signatures.
Wait what? Signatures? What signatures? Are you kidding me? More humiliation, more money spent. In Scientology no one will sign anything without benefit to him / her.
If anybody things that by getting through the above steps they are exonerated, they are very mistaken, after the A-E come conditions; more amends, more humiliation. And then Danger condition with Sec Checks, after which more conditions.
Believe you me my friends; you are much better of staying a declared SP. If your family and friends disconnected from you, they are not worth you going through these draconian steps.