Meshell Little, former Scientologist and grieving mother.
Tony Ortega, editor-in-chief at our sister paper the Village Voice
, has written extensively about Scientology for sixteen years. His latest look
at the group's inner workings takes place here in St. Louis, and involves a long-time Scientologist leaving the fold, driving a wedge between her and her youngest son.
Meshell Little, the woman at the center of the story, runs this heart-breaking blog
dedicated to her son. This is her only way to communicate with him and it's a tough read, regardless of your personal religious beliefs.