August 21, 2013 -- CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT
The complaint filed in Texas is nothing more than a pathetic get-rich schemecooked up by unemployed blogger Marty Rathbun, a self-admitted suborner ofperjury who is now resorting to using his wife in an attempt to extort money fromthe Church. As any reporter who has dealt with him knows, it was a bitter, seethingMarty Rathbun who, after having been removed from his position in the Churchfor malfeasance a decade ago, initiated a smear campaign against the Church andits ecclesiastical leader that is now in its fourth year. During that period, Mr.Rathbun and his self-described "posse" have unrelentingly shopped made-up talesand myths to virtually every media outlet they can find. Much to Mr. Rathbun'scontinuing frustration, the Church since his departure is flourishing and undergoinga period of unprecedented expansion.
For the true story of the Church, see www.scientology.org. Information is availablethere on the Church's numerous human rights and anti-drug programs, as well asthe opening of 37 new Scientology Churches in major metropolitan areas andcultural centers in recent years.