True Believer Pompeo Drives Iran Policy

The United States is a secular nation, one that welcomes people of all or no religions, but does not govern based on the beliefs or principles of any religion. At least, that’s the intent as laid forth by the U.S. Constitution. Today’s “leaders”, the people driving public policy, seem painfully unaware of this principle. Our friend Jeff over at On the Fence Voters has written an excellent post about this, the greatest hypocrisy. Thank you, Jeff …

On The Fence Voters

It’s an open secret that the evangelical community has forged a somewhat uneasy alliance with the current president of the United States. He gives them the judges they want, gives them lip service supporting ‘religious liberty,’ and does a travel ban on Muslims. All of this overrides the fact he’s perhaps the most un-Christian president in history who’s a pathological liar and who publicly bullies people he doesn’t like.

To them, while he’s an imperfect leader, he’s the ‘chosen one’ who might get them the ‘end days’ they so desperately crave. And while that’s enough to make me grab a shot of whiskey (even though I’m a beer drinker), even more frightening is that the two men driving his Iran policy are Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both consider themselves proud members of the evangelical community.

I’ve known about Pence for sometime now. He’s a pretty…

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20 thoughts on “True Believer Pompeo Drives Iran Policy

  1. Commented over there, as well and Mak your comment was fine and true.

    As to the similarity of Christian Right and Sharia Law….two peas in a pod….my comment over there was..

    So what can be done [about the hold the Christian Right has on our country.] I read the other day that the US is far more religious than any other western country..

    China and Russia are not religious, so the only other major religious countries are in the Middle East…
    What does that tell you? We are more like them than the other western civilized countries.

    This does not bode well.

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    • It is interesting to note that you read the U.S. is more religious than other western nations, for the percentage of people who claim no religion has actually increased, and most stats show that people are pulling away from religion. I need to dig deeper into this. I know that if I hadn’t shunned religion many decades ago, I would surely be doing so now.

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      • I think it’s that even though the US is lessening in religion, except for Evangelism, especially in the younger groups, we are still more religious than the other western nations by far. And even though those other nations do have some religion, they have very little if any, evangelicalism and other far right crap.

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        • That is true. They likely have as many people who follow some religion, but they do not have the extremists that we have here. How did we end up so lucky? Sigh. I don’t really care what they believe or how they live their lives, but for Pete’s sake, I don’t want to be forced to live by the rules their religion dictates!

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