Ok so we know this is just a dog and pony show, but why wouldnt the cult send him to deliver his eulogy in person. Video link doesnt make them look any better.
The cult will do what's efficient for them and providing them the greatest PR advantage. The cult has already made it clear that the legitimate media is not allowed to attend the memorial & won't be allowed to speak to Heber. So, what's the point of Heber being present at the eulogy?
He's no longer an executive, most of the younger staff would have no clue who he is or that he was once the President of Scientology. To prove to the staff that he is still alive when alot of the media has questioned that? Scientology staff aren't allowed to read newspapers or watch TV. The media is considered evil wogs. Why would the cult need to parade Heber around?
The memorial will be a dog & pony show & the cult will take photos of Heber with Andrea & her family, and the cult will decide which photos are released to the media, which will give them the greatest advantage in the PR arena.