Mike Argue's SP Declare (commented)

SEA ORGANIZATION

According to ex-Scientologists, the Sea Org is the controlling entity of Scientology. Sea Orgers pervade the entire Scientology corporate structure, while the organization appears on no Scientology org chart.

CLO CAN EO # 163

Continental Liason Office Canada Executive Order #163
Incidentally, like most other Canadian Scientology front groups, the CLO is run out of the Scientology building at 696 Yonge Street in Toronto.

15 May 1987

TO:

 ALL CANADIAN ORG EOs
EO = Executive Officer
CC TOR EO
Carbon Copies to:
Toronto Executive Officer

MAA CLO CAN
Master At Arms Continental Liason Office Canada
BPI
Bridge Publications Incorporated (Scientology's vanity press)

SUPPRESSIVE PERSON DECLARE

MIKE ARGUE

      Mike Argue, formerly of Celebrity Center® Toronto, is hereby declared a Suppressive Person.

Back in 1987, the Toronto Celebrity Center (place where Scientology cultivates celebrities) was actually a separate building. Now, the Toronto CC is run out of the main Org building.

      He has disseminated squirrel services. He arranged for squirrel promotional materials to be sent to some Celebrity Center Toronto staff in March 1986. He also promoted a squirrel practice as a substitute for standard Scientology®.

"Squirrel" in the Scientology context means altered versions of the original Hubbard writings. In other words, materials not approved by Scientology.

      He gave Book One™ auditing to two persons when they had been C/Sed for the Clear Certainty Rundown. This violated HCOB 27 Mar 84 STALLED DIANETIC CLEAR SOLVED and HCOB 12 Sep 78 URGENT IMPORTANT DIANETICS® FORBIDDEN ON CLEARS AND OTs™. At the time he delivered this auditing Mike Argue had resigned from the Church. He publicly resigned on 20 July 1984 and 23 July 1984.

"Book One™" means Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health, the first Dianetics/Scientology book Hubbard ever wrote. Giving "auditing" based on the techniques outlined in this book is supposed to be bad because it might damage a person's Scientology "case".

      Mike Argue is declared a Suppressive Person per HCO PL 23 Dec 65RA SUPPRESSIVE ACTS SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS™ for the following Suppressive Acts:

HCO PL = Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter - how Hubbard disseminated policy to his organization. These are collected into thick volumes, for easy reference.

1.  Violation or neglect of any of the 10 points in HCO PL 7 Feb 65R KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING.

Essentially, KSW tells you to practice Scientology only as outlined by Hubbard. It also instructs Scientologists to "hammer out of existence incorrect application". Which kinda stinks if you consider the Scientology-named "incorrect application" to be your religion, as many Freezoners do.

2.  Using the trademarks and service marks of Dianetics and Scientology without express permission or licence from the owner of the marks or its authorized licencee.

 

3.  Unauthorized use of the materials of Dianetics and Scientology.

Critically, this reads like "don't use Dianetics/Scientology unless you're in the Scientology organization". This seems to be to to be to be an attempt by Scientology to establish a monopoly position in its market.

4.  Failure to disavow or disconnect from a person demonstrably guilty of Suppressive Acts.

This is Scientology's level of respect for freedom of speech and freedom of association - if a person has committed "Suppressive Acts" as defined by Scientology, then Scientologists shouldn't associate with that person.

5.  Using Scientology lines for personal profit in such a way as to cause disruption in the organization or to block the flow of public up The Bridge®.

6.  It is a high crime to publicly depart Scientology.

As Mark Bunker pointed out on alt.religion.scientology, what happened to Lisa McPherson is considered by Scientology to be an accident that the organization shouldn't be held criminally responsible for. But leaving Scientology publicly - that's a crime. Interesting value judgement, eh?

7.  Calculated efforts to disrupt Church services or the flow of public up The Bridge through the Churches.

Incidentally, this includes relating facts about the Scientology organization that might disgust and horrify people to an extent that they might leave the organization.

8.  Public disavowal of Scientology or Scientologists in good standing with Scientology organizations.

Essentially, you're not allowed to criticize Scientology except to authorized Scientology channels. This is probably to avoid "PR flaps", something that Scientology is rather fanatical about.

      Mike Argue hereby loses the privileges of Church membership. Any certificates, classification, and awards he may have are cancelled. Any trademark licences that Mike Argue may have signed with the Church are also cancelled and he has no rights to use any of the marks in any manner whatsoever.

This means that no matter how much money Mike Argue spent in Scientology (he spent $50,000), according to Scientology he got nothing - because everything he gained in Scientology cancelled.

      If Mike Argue comes to his senses and seeks the mercy of the Church his only terminal is the International Justice Chief via the Continental Justice Chief and his next actions would be steps A-E as outlined in HCO PL 23 Dec 65 RA SUPPRESSIVE ACTS SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS.

T/SNR DIR I&R CANADA
Temporary Senior Director Inspections & Reports Canada
SNR HAS CANADA
Senior HCO (Hubbard Communcations Office) Area Secretary Canada

APPROVED BY:
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE CHIEF

AUTHORIZED BY AVC FCB
Authority Verification Command Flag Continental Bureau
for the
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF TORONTO

Copyright © 1987 Church of Scientology of Toronto

Note that this is copyrighted to the Toronto Org, despite the SP Declare being issued from the Sea Org. Of course, only legal entities can copyright something, and the Sea Org isn't an incorporated entity, as far as I know.

Celebrity Center, Scientologist, Dianetics, OT, HCO, Book One, The Bridge, and Scientology are trademarks and service marks owned by the Religious Technology Center and are used with its permission.

HCO = Hubbard Communications Office - the body that issued all the policy and bulletins that emanated from Hubbard.