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Scientology Abandoned Mary Sue Hubbard In Death

Having reviewed the life, and the experiences of Mary Sue Hubbard, there are two episodes that stand out above all others. Experiences that, I feel, define her more than any others, in what was a somewhat action packed life. Through both her role in the Guardian's Office, and the subsequent drama known as Operation Snow White, one can see Mary Sue at her most powerful, a power realised through her connection to Scientology's Founder (L Ron Hubbard), and, tragically, at her lowest ebb.

Guardian's Office

Mary Sue was appointed Guardian World Wide in March 1966 (and subsequently given the role of Controller). L Ron Hubbard created the Guardian's Office with the purpose 'to sweep aside opposition sufficiently to create a vacuum into which Scientology can expand.'

A list of the significant operations conducted by the Guardian's Office would include:

  • Operation Bulldozer Leak
  • Operation Bunny Bust
  • Operation Cat
  • Operation China Shop
  • Operation Devil's Wop
  • Operation Freakout
  • Operation Italian Fog
  • Operation Keller
  • Operation Orange Juice
  • Operation Snow White
  • Operation Speedy Gonzales
  • Operation Street-Man
  • Operation Yellow
  • Project Mayor Cazares Handling
  • Project Power 2: Vatican Passport
  • Power Project 3: Normandy
  • Project Power 4: Tricycle

Mary Sue was granted a lot of power, due to her role in the Guardian's Office. However, it was this power that was to cause her downfall. Out of all these operations, one in particular stands out. Operation Snow White, where Scientology through its Guardian's Office infiltrated and burgled offices of the Government of The United states of America.

Operation Snow White

Operation Snow White was the Church of Scientology's name for a project during the 1970s to purge unfavorable records about Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. This project included a series of infiltrations and thefts from 136 government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, as well as private organizations critical of Scientology, carried out by Church members, in more than 30 countries; the single largest infiltration of the United States government in history with up to 5,000 covert agents. This was also the operation that exposed 'Operation Freakout', due to the fact that this was the case that brought the government into investigation on the Church (Wikipedia, Operation Snow White).

The FBI raided GO offices in Los Angeles and Washington in 1977, leading to the conviction of eleven Scientologists for their roles. This list included Mary Sue Hubbard. In October 1979, she was fined $10,000 and jailed for five years. Due to appeals, Mary Sue started her jail term in 1981.

L Ron Hubbard lost confidence in the GO, despite the fact that he was the ultimate authority within the Church of Scientology, and they had therefore been acting on his orders and wishes. He particularly turned on Mary Sue.

'Hubbard abandoned her, and made it quite clear within the org that he had abandoned her. It's the one thing I find hard to forgive - that he was prepared to allow his wife to go to jail for crimes he was equally guilty of. After the FBI raid I was put to work making up reports to show that he did not know what was going on. In other words, I was to cover his ass. He was privy to almost all of it and was as guilty as Mary Sue.' (Ken Urquhart, LRH Personal Communicator, as quoted by Russell Miller, Bare-Faced Messiah).

Mary Sue was removed as the Controller of the Guardian's Office by the CMO in 1981, under David Miscavige's leadership. The Guardian's Office was eventually dismantled. It now operates under the name Office of Special Affairs, answerable to Religious Technology Center, headed by David Miscavige.

The Death of Mary Sue

Mary sue Hubbard died in November 2002, an event which went unreported by the Church of Scientology to its members. In fact, they have gone so far as to remove her name and contribution from many Scientology publications.

'The Book of E-Meter Drills', a book she helped compile, now no longer makes mention of her contribution.

The Policy Letter, 'PTS Type A Handling', which was originally written by Mary Sue, now no longer credits her.

The book 'A History Of Man' used to state, at least up until 1980 'this work is dedicated to Mary Sue Hubbard who helped'. It now no longer states this.

Having helped coin the term 'Scientology', and serving as one of three trustees in the first incorporation of The Church of Scientology, Mary Sue ended her life forgotten by the organisation that she contributed to for close on thirty years. She had already been forgotten by her husband, L Ron Hubbard.

Mary sue had this to say about L Ron Hubbard, 'To my dear husband, auditor, teacher and our Founder go my thanks and acknowledgment for having given the most precious gifts of Freedom and true Beingness to me and my fellow Man. Without him, none of this would have been possible; and so to Ron goes my everlasting gratitude for having provided for all of us the Road to Clear.'

L Ron Hubbard repaid her gratitude by allowing her to take the fall for Operation Snow White.



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