Mike Rinder

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>> Mike Rinder: An erstwhile external affairs officer for the Church of Scientology removed from post for gross malfeasance. Rinder walked away from his Church, his wife and two children. When Rinder’s wife, daughter and brother, who flew in from Australia, went to see him, Rinder’s “welcome” was an attack that left his brother injured and the mother of his children in the care of paramedics. She sustained nerve damage to her arm still healing almost a year later and a dislocated shoulder requiring surgery to repair. 

Marty Rathbun

MARTY RATHBUN: A former external affairs officer, removed from authority within the Church of Scientology eight years ago for gross malfeasance. Rathbun is a self-proclaimed psychotic with a long history of violence-including more than 50 separate acts of assault against co-workers, one in which he nearly killed a man with his fists. He's lately added a few more notches to his belt: publicly admitting to suborning perjury and obstruction of justice, while formally and ceremoniously getting himself arrested for disorderly conduct-in New Orleans, no less.

Marty Rathbun: Despised by his Own Kind

Marty Rathbun is the squirrel even squirrels love to hate.

There is a term in the Scientology religion for an apostate. They are called “squirrels” for the fact they run round and round in their own worlds and are, in reality, a bit crazy. Squirrels have a perverted view of Scientology Scripture and practice, all in contradiction to the Founder’s teachings.

We’re on the Free Highway to Hell

In the last few years, Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder went from living like penniless hoboes to jet-setting, TV talking heads—and all with no visible means of financial support.

So here's their fraudulent, wasteful and slothful odyssey into 15 minutes of fame and fleeting fortune... albeit, in the end, with a hefty price tag.

Marty Rathbun: Damned in His Own Words

“Many antisocial persons will freely confess to the most alarming crimes when forced to do so, but will have no faintest sense of responsibility for them.”
—L. Ron Hubbard

Through this website, a Rogues’ Gallery has been laid bare—their crimes revealed, their malfeasance disclosed and their stories exposed for the lies that they are.

Marty Rathbun: Love/Hate

Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder and Tom DeVocht, all having been demoted and expelled in disgrace from their former religion, now rail against the man who removed them.

But what did they say about him before they transformed into embittered apostates?

First, though he now uses them as mouthpieces for his vitriol, this is what Rathbun once told a pair of local reporters about the leader of the Church:

Defrocked Apostates: The Road to Redemption

Does the Scientology Justice system include any mechanism for one to atone for criminal misconduct when it is of such biblical proportions? The answer is yes.

A Liar is a Coward. A Perjurer is a Criminal. The Rathbun, Rinder, DeVocht Conspiracy (continued)


But the story, tragically, doesn't end there. For here are three criminals—Rathbun, Rinder and DeVocht—and since liars are cowards, it was self-evident they still had a dark secret. After all, every one of them had blown which, according to the Church’s Founder, only occurs when one has overts and withholds (transgressions). In this instance, it’s the textbook example virtually proving Mr. Hubbard’s discovery.

A Liar is a Coward. A Perjurer is a Criminal. The Rathbun, Rinder, DeVocht Conspiracy (continued)


Actually, it’s no surprise that shortly after confessing, Rathbun suddenly departed. After all, the threatening external battles had ended and the Church was able to dedicate all its resources to constructive activity—which is precisely what a psychotic cannot stand. In the Founder’s words describing those afflicted with psychosis:


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