Saturday, February 18, 2006

What happened to Marty Rathbun (aka Mark Rathbun)? Why did the Church of Scientology erase all records of his 25 plus year career in Scientology?

Where is Marty Rathbun? Why has the Church of Scientology attempted to
delete his life's work from their computers?

Marty Rathbun (aka Mark Rathbun) used to be one of the highest and most
respected leaders involved in the Church of Scientology. He has been a
member of the cult for over 25 years and was Inspector General of
Religious Technology Center (RTC). RTC is the group that owns all the
copyrights to Scientology, and therefore is in complete control of the

Starting in September of 2005 and still continueing to this day -- the
Church of Scientology began deleting the name Marty Rathbun from all
their web pages. The Church does not admit anywhere on its servers
that they had a Mr. Rathbun working for them for 20+ years. All the
events he attended, all the good works he did in promoting the church,
and all the other records of Marty's existence have been wiped from the
Church of Scientology's servers.

You can see from the google cache of this Scientology page here:

which is still available here (though probably not for long):

The page is titled: "David Miscavige and Other Press Office
Biographical Profiles".

It still says, "Marty Rathbun is Inspector General of Religious
Technology Center."

But the link to his full bio leads to a page that has been removed:

But you can see that it was intentionally erased. Check the Wayback
Machine run by

Here is Marty Rathbun's bio that the Church of Scientology is trying to

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Mark Rathbun
Inspector General
Religious Technology Center

Mark Rathbun is a member of the Board and the Inspector General of
Religious Technology Center, which exists to monitor and safeguard the
orthodox practice of the Scientology religion. He has been a church
staff member since 1978.

RTC stands apart from the Church of Scientology hierarchy as an
external body which protects the religion and acts as the final arbiter
of orthodoxy. At the apex of this function is RTC's Inspector General
Network, operating from seven offices in four continents.

The duties and authority of the Inspector General RTC are much like
those traditionally associated with the "inspector general" title
in other organizations-namely to investigate and correct departures
from organizational standards and ethics, or anything else which might
betray an organization's service to its constituent public.

In 1987, Mr. Mark Rathbun became a director of the Religious Technology

Mr. Mark Rathbun has also contributed to a number of major victories in
church history. Working alongside Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of
Board of the Religious Technology Center, he helped end the 40-year
conflict between the church and the IRS, resulting in the 1993
recognition of the religious and charitable status of more than 150
Scientology churches around the world, including RTC. He has oftentimes
interacted with the media on these subjects.

--------end quote--------

The Church of Scientology has some questions it needs to answer:

What has happened to Mark Rathbun?

Why is the Church of Scientology trying to hide the fact of his very

Why was the sheriff of Hemet, CA unable to locate Marty Rathbun for the
last year when he tried to serve him with divorce papers?


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