Commonly abbreviated to SP
, this is a Scientology
term for a person
, usually an ex-Scientologist
, who publicly opposes the Church of Scientology
or in other ways irritate
s the hierarchy
Once a person has been declared SP by the Co$, Scientologists are no longer allowed to speak to or associate with that person, even if s/he is (or rather was) a friend or family member. This is known as disconnection.
Many ex-Scientologists and critics of Scientology regard an SP Declaration as a recognition of their efforts to reform the church.