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US: Scientologists at play…

December 17, 2013

SCIENTOLOGY members allegedly set up high-tech surveillance cameras to spy on the family of a disillusioned former leader.

Monique Rathbun, wife of former church bigwig turned critic Marty Rathbun, filed a suit in Comal County, Texas, saying she has been “harassed, insulted, surveilled, photographed, videotaped, defamed and humiliated” by church members, including a group called the “squirrel busters” who allegedly rented a home near the couple to spy on them.

Mr Rathbun was inspector general of Scientology’s Religious Technology Centre but left the church in 2004, while Mrs Rathbun was never a member. Mr Rathbun says his wife is suing because she has become “collateral damage” in Scientology’s alleged pursuit of him.

He told The New York Post, “The intent was to make our life a living hell and drive us out of our hometown, which succeeded. We moved to hill country, property surrounded by woods. They tracked down the owner of a 5-acre undeveloped property behind us and leased it and put what appeared to be camouflaged game cameras. But upon inspection they turned out to be high-tech human surveillance cameras – the same cameras used by the DEA and patrol on the Mexican border and now by drug dealers to counteract the DEA. They were camouflaged in cameras that appeared to be to alert hunters to the movement of deer.”

It’s easy to lose your moral compass when you think you have a hotline to the Lord of Creation.

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