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Mike Pompeo: It’s “Imperative” to Connect U.S. Foreign Policy to Christianity

Sep 21, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

Over the weekend, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas and told the (indoor, mask-optional) congregation that we live in a Christian country.

It’s only the most recent example of Pompeo using his pulpit as the nation’s top ambassador to promote his conservative Christian religion.

Back in October, the front page of the State Department’s website promoted a speech he gave with the headline, “Being A Christian Leader.” (Replace “Christian” with any other religion and you can imagine what the outcry would look like among the FOX News crowd.)

Pompeo told the Texas church about “America’s foundation as a Judeo-Christian nation” and that “Connecting faith to America’s foreign policy is imperative. It’s a good thing.”

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