Scientology Admits Connection to Slimy Anonymous Attack Websites
who was once the second-highest ranking official in the Church of
Scientology and who today is helping lead an independence movement of
disaffected former church members.
When Adams approached Pouw for the church's side of things, she made a
stunning admission, which Adams was good enough to share with us.
Karin Pouw has confirmed that a video attacking Rathbun -- made up of
footage taken by the "Squirrel Busters" -- was a product of the Church
of Scientology, and she also appears to confirm that the vicious attack
website where the video appears is also connected to Scientology itself.
For weeks now, we've been looking at these anonymous attack websites,
examining them for evidence that connects them to the church, and now,
suddenly, Pouw has made that connection for us.
Here, in part, is what Pouw said of Rathbun to the reporter from The Independent, a major daily newspaper in the UK...
I further wish to point out that the Church has put out
videos which show Rathbun lying in his own words, based on his own
statements. To that end I further invite you to watch the video at this
link showing Rathbun's nature: http://www.whoismartyrathbun.com/
Let me make sure readers understand the significance of Pouw's words.
The chief spokeswoman of the Church of Scientology makes clear
that the video "Marty Rathbun: A Violent Psychopath," posted to YouTube
by the account "whoismartyrathbun" -- the same name as the attack
website -- is a product of the church itself. She recommends that a reporter watch the video at the attack website, which she says shows "Rathbun's nature."
The video itself contains footage taken by the Squirrel Busters -- an
expensive operation that was run by a longtime private investigator in
the church's employ. And the video appears at two anonymous attack
websites, one of which slimed Lori Hodgson using information she says
could only have been gathered during her confidential counseling
sessions while she was a member of the church.
I don't think there has ever been quite so much information which all
points to the coordinated nature of the attack websites, the field
operation, and the videos, all linking to the Church of Scientology.
Scientology has been known for operating this way for decades, of
course, and we shouldn't forget that this is the same organization that
was raided by the FBI in 1977 for what is still the largest infiltration of the federal government in this country's history.
Since 1993, however, Scientology has operated with tax-exempt status,
and because of that insists that it is a church. But does a church deal with criticism by coordinating retaliation through slimy anonymous operators with attack websites and misleading videos?
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