What’s up wogs? If you’ve tried to crack the evolving puzzle that is Scientology, then you’ve definitely heard the phrase “Suppressive Person.” But what makes you a Suppressive Person? Are you born Suppressive? Or do you slowly grow that way over time after learning that L. Ron Hubbard isn’t actually friends with Santa Claus? The thing is, Suppressive people can actually come from anywhere. They can be other Scientologists, people from outside the church, and even children. It doesn’t matter who you are - if you’re a Suppressive Person, Scientology doesn’t want anything to do with you. As with most of the teaching of Scientology, the steps to becoming an SP are constantly evolving. What made you an SP yesterday may not make you an SP the next, and vice versa. If you want to stay on the church’s good side, it’s important that you keep reading and follow these rules to a T.
It’s not just people that can be Suppressive. Things and corporations have also made the Church of Scientology’s naughty list, and in 1992 a list of Suppressive groups and persons was leaked to the press that featured everything from offshoot sects of the church (a big no-no in the COS), to the first and last names of everyone who was deemed to be an SP at the time. As that list was published in 1992, you can be sure that many people, places, and things have been added since it was released. If you’re worried about becoming an SP, or if you want to go out of your way to start a war with the Church of Scientology, then make sure you read about all the ways to be declared a Suppressive Person.