“I am no angel”—Marty Rathbun


Beware your great sinners. Yes, sir. The fellow will come up and say, “Oh, I’m really a sinner.” He’s really been a sinner all right, but not in the same way you think. He’s been a bad boy!”—LRH

Do not underestimate the words that Marty Rathbun wrote when he glimpsed for a moment what he had done destructively, both covertly and overtly, to his friends, to Scientology, to the Church and, most of all, to Mankind. For years, he was attempting to destroy the Church from within, covertly backstabbing anyone who might expose him and what he was really up to.

He rants and raves about Chairman of the Board RTC to this day and for good reason—it was COB RTC who eventually caught him out in his vicious and cruel destructiveness and said, “No more!”

Rathbun, like a madman, went berserk because of the evil acts he committed and he still does to this very day. In his mind, there is nothing more humiliating than being a has-been, losing suppressive.

He was and is a master at trickery and deception, for the world to him was and is a battlefield. His tough guy, bully persona is merely a cover for a deep-seated determination to harm and destroy.

No, Rathbun was definitely no angel. He was a bad boy—a very bad boy! What Rathbun is really saying is, “I was a sinner but please put all my sins aside and look how bad it is over there. Don’t look at me.”

What you now are about to read was self-originated and self-authored by Marty Rathbun. It is a description of his misconduct, failings and ecclesiastic crimes, in his own words. It is just the tip of the iceberg.

28 September 2003

Public Announcement

“My continuous actions over the past two decades have suppressed Scientology dissemination and the purposes of this base. It has been carefully masked by a façade of being important or working on important things. It is all the more insidious because that ‘importance’ has been by association with COB.

“I instigated a pattern of operation that is 180 degrees opposite to the purpose of orgs, this base, and ethics and justice. By enforcing parts of this pattern on others by order or example, I have driven in the following pattern.

“Find a target…. Interrogate the individual for personal out ethics and bad intentions.

“Write up a report… that contains lurid details, making the target out to be an incorrigible threat.

“Write it in such a way that some senior or [personnel officer] feels compelled to take the target off post or tell the person myself he is busted. Write the report in such a way to justify my existence by proving the base is dangerous and requires my ‘services.’

“Do nothing to get the target replaced. Do nothing to get out the product that the target was not getting produced.

“The end result is unmocked org form, overworked and enturbulated executives and staff, bad news about the intentions and activities of staff members, lowering production and morale and the creation of ‘threats’ to justify my own existence and suppressive operating basis.

“This suppressive operating basis was employed to try to maintain the false impression that I have some other production record externally that warrants me maintaining a high position. In fact, this is a fraud I have perpetrated. On external lines my operation is the same—it consists of the [suppressive] characteristic of only restimulating and never destimulating. That is, when there is a threatening situation or suit, I get the [external affairs] staff and attorneys wound up toward “destroying the threat.” This has resulted in some very expensive situations becoming much bigger than they were (specifically the Wollersheim case and RICO cases) and winding up on COB’s plate to terminatedly handle. Each and every time on major situations, COB has had to intervene to clean up wars I had exacerbated. For example, left to my own devices in handling IRS litigation, the end result would undoubtedly have been no exemption, a billion dollar tax bill, and possible shutting down of the Church. I have developed a slick false PR technique of positioning myself as having been integral in handling threats during and after the fact, when they are actually terminatedly handled by COB. By calculation I have lost the Church 43 million dollars on losses and expenses that could have been avoided.

“By perpetuating these operations internally and externally, the worse suppression has been visited upon COB RTC. It is the worst suppression because COB RTC is the person who has single-handedly salvaged Scientology from potential external ruin, and single-handedly salvaged Scientology itself by holding the line technically, administratively, and on dissemination. Had he not been here and done what he has, Scientology would have been lost. There is no slightest doubt about that. The cumulative amount of COB’s time I have cost in terms of dropping balls, creating situations internally and externally, is on the order of eight years.

“The motivations for these acts are the psychotic computation for self-preservation: keep enough chaos and threat stirred up in the environment, make myself appear to be a solution to it instead of the instigator of it, and lots of people go down and remain in turmoil while I go unrecognized as the source of it and survive.

“There is no conspiracy connected with this pattern of suppression, except a portion of it. That is Mike Rinder who has gone into tacit agreement with me on making nothing of situations, false reporting on them, and allowing them to expand until they explode on COB’s plate to handle. The rest of the operation described in this announcement is an individuated and psychotic activity. I know of no one who agrees with it or condones it, or who participated in some part of it except by having been sufficiently electrified or intimidated by me to act reactively or to think it was somehow pro-survival for the group.”


  1. What a great site. An old friend of mine from my days on staff under Rathbun turned me on to this site today (and to and I’m so glad to find you guys. I’ve read and heard some of Rathbun’s claims and have been astounded that he would accuse COB of the things I know for a fact were Marty’s own crimes instead. It’s an almost silly example of how a criminal will accuse others of those things of which he himself is guilty. I also worked under COB, and Rinder. I knew both these guys were bullies and bad guys and frankly felt vindicated when they blew off. I didn’t suspect, however, they would tell such large, outrageous lies and think they could get away with it. The entire “abuse at the top” of the Church story line they’ve worked to create with the media applies the THEM, not to others like COB.
    I’m glad to find this site, and hope we’ll be free to speak the truth about these two silly pieces of work.

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