It's only April, but we already have a leading contender for Scientology mother of the year! - 2018-04-23
We've run a number of stories in the past about Scientologists giving up their children to the organization's staff and Sea Org, which can be brutal places to work for almost no pay. It's been hard to read about people like Mirriam Francis, whose mother seemed so much more focused on Scientology than her own flesh and blood, or Lori Hodgson, who fought so hard to keep her children out of the Sea Org but only saw them pulled away from her.
And we always come back to Laura DeCrescenzo, who joined the Sea Org at 12, and was punished when she admitted to missing her mother during her 90-hour work weeks with never a day off.
We've seen many commenters wonder, who can do this? Who can honestly believe that it's a good idea to put children into a brutal work force with no hopes of schooling, let alone college. Who values Scientology's "expansion" over the futures of their children?