Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

“Fees!” Marty said “fees!”

Check out this video just posted by Marty Rathbun:

Marty shot this video of the Squirrel Busters outside his home talking to the local police. At 3:14, Marty says “What your fees buy, you Kool-Aid drinkin’ idiots!”


I’ve written about this a few times, starting about a year ago. For those who aren’t familiar, one of the cornerstones of Marty’s movement is that David Miscavige is altering L. Ron Hubbard’s original policies.

But one alteration Marty seems OK with is the alterations to What Your Fees Buy, an essay written by LRH in 1970. In 1991, when Marty held a position of power in Church management, the Church altered this policy, changing all instances of “fee” to “donation.” (This, you recall, was just before the IRS tax-exemption coup.)

Despite his apparent disgust with alterations of LRH tech, Marty has been careful to use “donations” instead of “fees” in his blog… until now. Remember, Marty sells Scientology services, and if he’s trying to live tax-free, like the Church, he probably needs to structure his business so that his customers are paying “donations” rather than “fees” for his services.

So what do you think – is Marty embracing the roots of LRH’s fee-based religion, or was this just a slip-up?

Marty’s complete blog entry – long and rambling, but entertaining as always – can be found here. The gist of it is that by talking to the cops about their anti-Marty antics, these Office of Special Affairs operatives are spreading bad PR for the Church, and basically destroying Scientology one disillusioned police officer at a time. Don’t miss the part where Marty explains away his role as Miscavige’s right hand man by saying he and Mike Rinder were merely “shock absorbers for David Miscavige‚Äôs evil intentions.”