A case of strange bedfellows:
The Daily Caller reports,
Three U.S. congressmen and a top-level government official attended the opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Office in Washington, D.C., Thursday.
Their attendance marked a significant endorsement from members of a government that was once partially at war with the organization.
Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton and Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis. Liz Gibson, Senior Program Manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance.
Jackson Lee applauded the organization. . . .
Burton and Davis lauded the church’s efforts in pushing Congress to pass legislation targeted toward child medication and the criminal justice system. Gibson praised the disaster relief the Church of Scientology has provided in times of crisis. . . .
The organization has sought to combat its infamous reputation as a cult for the better part of its existence. Governments around the world primarily consider the Church of Scientology to be a business, not a religion. The Canadian government, however, considers the church a criminal organization.