Scientology's 'Disconnection' policy foiled as Jeremy Powers reunites with his family - 2014-07-04
We couldn't think of a more appropriate breaking story for Independence Day: Jeremy Powers, who we first wrote about more than two years ago, has ditched the Church of Scientology and was reunited yesterday with the family he "disconnected" from, including his grandmother, Edie Fields.
After three and a half years, Jeremy suddenly ended his exile from his family when, a week ago, he sent a text to his mother, Meshell Little.
At first, she assumed it was a prank. And it's not hard to understand why. She hadn't heard a word from her son in all that time. Not even after she started a blog in June 2011 and wrote post after post trying to get his attention. But after several messages back and forth Friday evening — slowed by excruciating delays — Meshell was certain she was actually communicating with her son.