Colombian senator cites Xenu, 'the Hole,' in wild televised hearing about Scientology scandal - 2018-08-22
Our man in Bogotá, a local Colombian journalist who prefers that we not name him, sent us this wild dispatch about what happened yesterday in that country's Congress regarding the swirling scandal involving the Church of Scientology. We can only dream that something like this was happening in the halls of power up here…
Yesterday the Colombian Senate's Second Commission, focused on defense and national security, called the recently appointed Minister of Defense, Guillermo Botero, and the commanders of the nation's armed forces to answer questions about their relationship with Scientology.
It's the first hearing faced by the new Colombian government of President Iván Duque, who took office on August 7, and it's a consequence of the scandal that has been keeping the attention of the country since photos of retired national police General Carlos Ramiro Mena in Barbados pinning a medal on Scientology leader David Miscavige became a national news story. In the last three weeks, more photos and videos have been dug up by newspapers, TV networks, and radio stations, showing how Scientology front groups Youth for Human Rights and The Way to Happiness have been promoted inside the military.