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-A Religious Test for Secretary of State?

by Dr. D ~ April 13th, 2018

During the confirmation hearings for Secretary of State, CIA Director Mike Pompeo was questioned by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on whether he believed that homosexuality was a sin. From the Daily Wire:

On Thursday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) …asked Pompeo,

     “Do you believe gay sex is a perversion?”

Pompeo is a religious Christian, so presumably he does. He answered, quite properly,

     “When I was a politician, I had a very clear view on whether it was appropriate for two same-sex persons to marry. I stand by that (against).”

He also informed Booker,

     “My respect for every individual regardless of sexual orientation is the same.”

This is anti-Christian bigotry from Booker. It’s that simple. Religious people of all major faiths — Christian, Jewish, Muslim — believe homosexual activity is a sin. …None of that means that religious people thereby want the rights of gays and lesbians violated.

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Response: Lately it is becoming far too common during confirmation hearings for candidates to be questioned about their faith or closely held beliefs that originate from their personal religion. The Constitution is very clear that there should be no religious test for public office.

Nevertheless, a number of liberal leaders have made it quite clear that they believe that there should be some way to eliminate conservative Christians from serving. Sen. Bernie Sanders in an interview following his confirmation interrogation of Russell T. Vought’s beliefs clearly stated that Christians may have freedom to believe what they want but those who maintain similar conservative views as Vought should not be allowed to serve in the American government.

Then during confirmation hearings for judicial nominee Amy Barrett; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), all attacked Barrett over her conservative Catholic views. Now this week Mike Pompeo was challenged by Sen. Booker over his Christian views on homosexuality.

This is a dangerous pattern that cannot be ignored since elected leaders seem to be suggesting that the Constitution needs to be disregarded when it comes to conservative Christians. Even worse, the media seems to be supporting these attacks. Not only that, but leaders in higher education are not only condoning such tactics but are actually calling for more of the same. Not to even mention LBGT and atheist activists.

Point is, we are entering new territory where conservative Christians are being singled out as unqualified to serve in public offices because of their religious beliefs regardless of what the Constitution may say about religious tests. Discrimination is no longer supposed to be tolerated in this country but it does now seem to be condoned by some progressives when it comes to conservative Christians? Is this the kind of future we want for America? Time to voice your opinions and pray.             *Top

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