While in Germany last week promoting Vanilla Sky
, Church of Scientology follower Tom Cruise
met with U.S. ambassador Dan Coats
and lobbied to improve the Church's status in that country where it is not officially recognized. Germany believes Scientology masquerades as a religion to make money, and some Scientologists are even barred from government jobs. Incidentally, Coats later attended a screening of stink bomb Vanilla Sky
which certainly couldn't have helped Cruise's cause.