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SCIENTOLOGY POLICY DIRECTIVE
SCN POLICY DIRECTIVE 28
DEALING WITH A DECLARED
REF: HCO PL 16 May 80 II ETHICS SUPPRESSIVE ACTS SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS3
“A SUPPRESSIVE PERSON or GROUP is one that actively seeks, by action or statement, to suppress or damage Scientology or a Scientologist by Suppressive Acts.
“SUPPRESSIVE ACTS are acts calculated to impede or destroy Scientology or a Scientologist in his studies or counselling, or to affect adversely his well-being.” (HCO PL 16 May 80 II)
It is a SUPPRESSIVE ACT to deal with a Declared SUPPRESSIVE PERSON unless you are the named terminal to deal with the SP (i.e. Sea Org MAA). Per the above referenced PL, “continued adherence to a person or group accurately pronounced a Suppressive Person or Group by HCO” is a Suppressive Act.
To maintain a line with, offer support to, or in any way grant credance to such a person indicates nothing more than agreement with that person’s destructive intentions and acts. Such dealings in fact act as a covert or overt attempt to undermine and negate the ethics and justice strengths of our ecclesiastical structure.
Standard on-policy lines exist should a Declared SP seek to set things right and make up for damage caused.
So labeled and declared, a person claiming injustice has the right to request a Committee of Evidence via their nearest HCO.
However, unless you are the named authorized terminal to deal with the Suppressive Person, to deal with one constitutes no less than a Suppressive Act. Such an act is cause to have levied against you the same per policy Church justice procedures afforded any Suppressive Person. Full ethics penalties will be applied.
Where the matter concerns family relations or where a Scientologist is in the position of being closely associated to a person found to be Suppressive the materials covering Potential Trouble Sources apply. There is no practice of “disconnection” allowed in the Church of Scientology and these materials cover completely how one may use proper lines and procedures to handle a PTS condition.
One does not however use a false excuse of “handling my PTS condition” to covertly maintain a line of supportful dealings and agreements with an SP. If you wish to maintain such a line, do so outside of current and future membership in the Church.
To deal with a Suppressive is a Suppressive Act.
The above is unequivocal Church Policy.
for the Church of Scientology International
- This document in PDF format ↩
- Read SPDL Notes about this document. ↩
- Hubbard wrote the referenced policy letter in 1965. See also: HCOPL: Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists The Fair Game Law; HCOPL: Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists ↩
- Mark Plummer authenticated this document. See his Declaration. ↩