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Freedom Magazine Reveals Another Side of Marty Rathbun

An article published on the Freedom Magazine website titled “A Brief Chronology Of Monumental Disasters” paints a stark picture of the former Scientology “kingpin,” Marty (Mark) Rathbun.

Using Rathbun’s own words to illustrate his mindset, the piece depicts a troubled, conflicted yet dangerous man, who acidulously lied to protect his image, perjuring himself not only to his associates but in court as well (only revealed once the statute had run).

Quoted as saying, “I have proven a proclivity for creating some of the greatest catastrophes in Church history when allowed to have some leash,” the article begs the question—how come so-called reputable media have used this former-Scientologist as a source of information on his erstwhile fellow-staffers?

This “crush the enemy” attitude, pervading his career with the church as it appears to have done, is certainly at variance with the baseball-capped, “just folks” persona Rathbun presents to Cooper et. al.

It certainly calls into question granting any credence to Rathbun. If even part of Freedom’s claims are true, no reputable journalist could use him as a source again.

When Did Marty Rathbun Actually Start to Attack Scientology?

An article in Freedom Magazine, which lists out Marty Rathbun’s “accomplishments” while a church staffer, paints such a stark history of destruction, one posits–when did he actually start to fight Scientology—was this actually his agenda all along?

Although the magazine never suggests this possibility, Freedom accuses Rathbun of “throwing a fit in a courtroom and verbally abusing the federal judge until Rathbun had to be escorted from the courtroom,” resulting in “Court-ordered sanctions against the Church of $2.9 million in a case in which the Church had been victorious. And $600,000 in legal fees wasted on his post-victory ‘crush the enemy mercilessly’ strategy AFTER the Church had won.”

Rathbun is quoted as computing he cost Scientology $43,799,000 to dig the Church out of the hole he dug in legal disasters.

Hence, my question–could this really have been ineffectiveness?

Worth reading: Freedom Magazine

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Scientology: Los Angeles Superior Court Issues Restraining Order Against Member Of Anonymous
November 5, 2008, 11:22 pm
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LOS ANGELES:  A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge issued a restraining order against Donald Myers, a member of a cyber-terrorist group known as Anonymous.  The order requires Myers to stay at least 50 yards away from a female Scientologist he stalked and harassed.  The order also requires Myers to stay away from the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition at the Church of Scientology International building in Hollywood where the victim works, and stay 50 yards away from the woman’s home. The restraining order lasts for 3 years unless renewed.

Myers was found to have engaged in acts of harassment against the young woman, after video evidence was submitted to the court showing Myers stalking her, taunting her with sexual slurs, and refusing repeated requests to leave her alone.  Myers was also ordered by the court to turn over any firearms in his possession to the police.

This is the second restraining order issued against a member of Anonymous this week.  On October 21, a Boston Court ordered self-styled Anonymous leader Gregg Housh to stay 100 yards away from the Boston Church of Scientology.  Housh was placed on probation for one year with the threat from the Court that if he violates the restraining order or any other law, he faces a year in prison.

Anonymous has been implicated in numerous criminal acts, including bomb threats, death threats, vandalism and computer crimes which are being investigated by law enforcement.

On October 17, The U.S. Department of Justice filed federal criminal charges against New Jersey Anonymous member Dmitriy Guzner related to the January 2008 attempted destruction of websites owned by the Church of Scientology.  Guzner has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges that could send him to prison for ten years.

In November 2007, Anonymous member Pekka-Eric Auvinen shot and killed seven students, a nurse and a teacher at Joleka High School in Finland before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.  Prior to these acts Auvinen stated on a website used by Anonymous that he would do this all “in the name of Anonymous.”  He was immediately encouraged to carry out his threats by other members of the group, who afterwards called him a “hero.”

“Law enforcement and the courts are seeing through the false image that the cyber-terrorist group Anonymous tries to portray to the media and are sending a clear message to everyone – if Anonymous breaks the law, Anonymous will suffer the legal consequences” said Karin Pouw of the Church of Scientology International.

She also said that “the Church will never be intimidated by the criminal acts committed by Anonymous members and will continue to work with law enforcement to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice for the protection of the Church and all groups targeted by these terrorists.”



Attacker Of The Church Of Scientology Given A One-Year Stay Away Order
November 5, 2008, 11:19 pm
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A Woburn, Massachusetts man was ordered to stay away from the Church of Scientology of Boston for one year after admitting he disrupted religious services there in February 2008.

In the Boston Municipal Court, Gregg Housh, 32, admitted to facts sufficient to warrant a finding of guilt on charges of disturbing the peace and disturbing religious services for leading a February 10, 2008 disturbance at the Boston Church of Scientology. Housh’s case was continued for one year, the terms of which include a court order to stay away from the Church of Scientology of Boston’s locations in the Back Bay and the South End.

Housh is the self-proclaimed leader of the Boston cell of an underground cyber-terrorist group called Anonymous. He is the second member of Anonymous to face criminal charges in the past week for acts committed against a Scientology Church. On Friday October 17th, The U.S. Department of Justice announced the filing of federal criminal charges against New Jersey Anonymous member Dmitriy Guzner related to the January, 2008 attempted destruction of websites owned by the Church of Scientology. Guzner has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges that could send him to prison for ten years.

At the October 21 hearing, Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas C. Horgan warned Housh that if he violates any of the terms of his probation he could face one year in the House of Correction.

For further information:

Marc La Casse, Esq.
The McCormack Firm, LLC
One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
617-951-2929

Gerard Renna
Church of Scientology of Boston
448 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-266-9500



Anonymous member charged for crimes against Scientology
October 17, 2008, 9:44 pm
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Oh my god, Anonymous goes “exposed”
March 14, 2008, 3:40 am
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A little questionable, but are these the guys doing the bomb threats?



Scientology vs. Anonymous? Nope.
March 12, 2008, 5:16 pm
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Anonymous — Religious Hate Crimes and Terrorism directed at Church of Scientology.

Anonymous: Since January 17, 2008, “Anonymous,” a group of cyber-terrorists hiding their identities behind masks and computer anonymity, has targeted the Scientology religion, its Churches, leaders and parishioners with hate speech and hate crimes.

To inform “Anonymous” members who may be unaware of the criminal acts committed by their leaders, and to prevent others from being misled by “Anonymous” propaganda, this video has been produced to provide the facts. The video reveals “Anonymous” repeated incitements to hate and violence.

The Church has not interacted with these “Anonymous” individuals nor does it desire to. However, death threats and threats to plant nitroglycerin bombs in Churches have made it necessary to take security precautions and identify members of this group responsible for these crimes.



Whats up with the BBC?
August 18, 2007, 2:29 am
Filed under: BBC, Scientology, Scientology & Me, Scientology And Me

Scientology expands, responsible sections of the BBC have still not decided to get straight and honest. No wonder they catch one scandal after the other.

Fresh information is on the way…