I’m not going to hate on Bass for speaking at the Scientology building opening. Religious tolerance is a virtue (within reason), and politicians who don’t pay lip service to it open themselves up for attack. If she had spoken at a Catholic building opening or a Muslim building opening, would she deserve a side-eye as well? Of course not. It’s not like Scientology is the only religion out there that has a long list of dirty deeds. It’s just socially acceptable to talk about its dirty deeds and label it a cult.
There is something icky about slamming a candidate for their religious ties. I have a lot of beef with religion, but I try to keep that beef equal opportunity. Scientologists are full of creeps who believe creepy things and do creepy things. So do plenty of other -ists. Either it’s OK to discriminate against people for their religious views or it’s not OK.