A woman named Sara Goldberg was forced by church officials to choose between her son, Nick Lister, who had been declared, and her daughter, who remained in the church.
Synopsis: The IT crowd joins the social network Friendface which enables Jen to reconnect with an old friend.
Of course she has to make up an alternative persona because her real life is pitiful.
But then she has to make it real for her school reunion.
A year ago, we brought you the story of a family ripped apart by Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy.
Gayle Smith had been a longtime staff member in the Philadelphia org who found herself “declared” a “suppressive person” in 2011, cutting her off from the church and everyone in it.
That included her son, Aaron Smith-Levin, and his three children.
But she defied the church, continued to see her son and grandchildren, and that ended up getting Aaron tossed out of the church and his kids kicked out of a Scientology school.
Also last year, Tampa Bay Times journalist Joe Childs reported another stunning case of disconnection.
This new NBC comedy, based on the British series of the same name, centers on two misfits, Roy (Joel Mc Hale) and Moss (Richard Ayoade), who work in the IT department of a large corporation.
The two techies are highly skilled at their job but are hardly recognized for their work, thanks to their boss, Denholm (Rocky Carroll), keeping them cooped up in the company basement.
However, Jen, their new office manager, provides a beacon of hope for the two.