From LawrieW (Lawrence Woodcraft)
The originals of the videos that my daughters, Astra and Zoe, and I made for the LMT are now with Scientology. This makes me want to puke.
These videos detail the horror that my two daughters were put through by Scientology when they were members of the Sea Organization.
The price that they have paid for their honesty, and their desire to warn others to avoid the unbelievable lies, manipulation and abuse they were subjected to, is that they are now victims of the single most evil aspect of Scientology, their policy of disconnection.
Disconnection means that if you are a Scientologist who is connected to someone who is critical of Scientology, has ever attacked Scientology, in a newspaper, online or just verbally in some way, then you must never see or speak to that person again, or you will be disconnected from. It doesn't matter if this person is your child, spouse or friend. If you don't disconnect, you will be disconnected from. This is all as per the written policies of L. Ron Hubbard.
They are permanently disconnected from their mother Leslie Woodcraft (watched Lisa Mcpherson, when she was being held against her will in Clearwater), grandmother Daphne Farrow (in the Sea Org. at Flag and 80 years old so they will never see her alive again, or even know when she dies), brother Matthew Woodcraft (in the S.O. in LA).
In better days, Bob and Stacy invited us to speak at the Leo J Ryan conference in Cleveland. I was staggered to discover that every cult discussed, operates the policy of disconnection. The Moonies, Hari Krishna, all of them. It is the basic element of control for these cults, as it homes in on RAW HUMAN EMOTION. There is nothing more important than family, for most normal people. Their WHOLE life is shaped by caring for their family. That here in the USA, Scientology is allow to operate its pathetic policy of disconnection to control and manipulate, is a DISGRACE. That it is recognized as a religion is a pathetic disgrace.
Anyway, on mother's day my two daughter's were in a funk. They know that they will never talk to their Mother, Grandmother or Brother again, they don't even know how to contact them. They haven't seen them in nearly two years, since the proverbial hit the fan. When they tried to call them at the Sea Organizations where they work, their calls were not forwarded. They have long since given up any attempt at getting through, as a waste of time.
Their last meeting with their mother was in LA in 2000. Janet Weiland (OSA operative) showed up. They were trying to stop Astra doing the article for the San Francisco Times. Janet Weiland made a pathetic statement that she was trying to prevent the family from being broken up. We all got into a shouting match at The House of Pies (a restaurant close to their complex) in LA. Leslie promised Astra and Zoe that she would never disconnect from them and her granddaughter Kate (now aged 3). Soon after, OSA must have realized that we were in contact with the LMT. Leslie vanished from LA and Astra and Zoe have never heard from her since
Their "crimes" are to have agreed to make the videos with the LMT, and a couple of newspaper articles. Basically, they told the truth about their gruesome experiences with the "Church." I can tell you that the effect on them is devastating. Get them counseling, I hear you say. That will help, for sure, but the fact must be faced, that they will never ever speak to Leslie, Daphne and Matthew again, and that is devastating. In reality they are in grieving mode, as their family members are now in effect DEAD. And how do Leslie, Daphne and Matthew feel. They are being so totally controlled by the Cult, who knows?
This emotion devastation is for what? If your country is at war or there are terrorist attacks, sacrifices have to be made. But this disconnection policy is being used to further a BULLSHIT SCIENCE FICTION CULT whose highest intellectual achievement is their claim that we are all possessed by dead space aliens.