Another Scientologist becomes instant star with Trump supporters, this time in Puerto Rico - 2017-10-02
First it was Joy Villa, a celebrity-wannabe who had been trying for years to use her involvement in Scientology to get somewhere in Hollywood. Then she put on a "Make America Great Again" dress at the Grammy Awards in February and instantly became a hit with Donald Trump supporters. The climber has used that overnight fame to get in with Fox News and the Trump campaign, despite the fact that during the election she actually supported Bernie Sanders.
Now, it's happened again. Jim Bates, the Organization Executive Secretary at Scientology's mission in Puerto Rico, who is married to Susan (Marino) Bates, the mission's Executive Director, was posting photos to his Facebook page of a few Scientology "Volunteer Ministers" who had arrived on the island — and without supplies except for some chainsaws, as our Rod Keller pointed out yesterday.
But then on Saturday Bates made this unsupported claim: