Mike Rinder

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MIKE RINDER IN HIS OWN WORDS

You may be aware of recent statements to the press from Mike Rinder regarding his former religion and his tenure within Scientology’s religious order known as The Sea Organization. Religious Freedom Watch has obtained material from public statements made by Mike Rinder. These include public apologies and statements he made concerning actions he had taken while in the Church—statements he made when he was not trying to garner sensational headlines attacking his former religion. To address a predicted false accusation about this material, Religious Freedom Watch is assured (and it is obvious from the content to any knowledgeable person) that nothing contained here came from any confidential confessional material. All of it consists of words Rinder wanted his peers at the time he was still in the Church to know about what he had done.

“I’ve wanted COB to be involved in external flaps… This is a computation I have used on media and legal situations and it has resulted in me having COB involved in matters he shouldn’t have been.”

– Mike Rinder

“I emulated Marty… I thought he was the person I should act like—and I did. I became a clone of him but totally subservient to him in all respects—I never disagreed with him on anything and had tacit agreements with him that anything he did or said was ok.”

– Mike Rinder

“With all the justifications I have had in place, telling the truth under certain circumstances was in my universe no different than telling a lie or withholding.”

– Mike Rinder

“[Name] was called over by Marty and attacked by Marty for not doing something. Marty beat him up and [name] was very shaken up… I didn’t have the courage to counter Marty and…It was a direct overt on [name].”

– Mike Rinder

“I doped off in a meeting with a reporter from Premier magazine. Marty and I were meeting with [name] from Premiere in the boardroom at the HGB. It was a long meeting and quite contentious. I was sitting on the other side of the table from [name] (same side as Marty). We were showing him a video and I started doping off. I am not sure if [name] noticed or not but it was terrible out PR.”

– Mike Rinder

“My stats suck. I have produced practically no VFPs in the last two years… I have become untrustworthy, I cannot be guaranteed to get something done if sent to do it. Thus, my value to the group is very small. I have it this way in an effort to avoid responsibility. I became an “expert” only in handling “legal” matters and those stats stink.”

– Mike Rinder

“… I was lazy. I took the course of least resistance and quickied things because I was unwilling to be responsible, while I pretended responsibility by “helping”.”

– Mike Rinder

“I have committed Suppressive Acts over an extended period of time. I have been off-Source and squirrel, violating Keeping Scientology Working, dramatizing self-importance, operating on service facs and evil purposes.”

– Mike Rinder