Cory Booker Urges Public Assault on Christians in Senate Rant Against Pompeo
John Stonestreet writes at CNS : (in part and reported elsewhere as well)
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker asked Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo last week was, "Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?"
Thankfully, Mr. Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, kept his cool and stood his ground.
Here's how it went:
Senator Booker: "Is being gay a perversion?"
Pompeo: "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.
Booker: So you do not believe it's appropriate for two gay people to marry?
Pompeo: I continue to hold that view.
Booker then expressed concern for married gay State Department employees, to which Pompeo replied, "I believe we have married gay couples at the CIA. I treated them with the exact same set of rights."
Then Booker asked: "Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?"
Well, there you have it. Politics as farce.
I think Mr. Pompeo did well in his response. He was respectful and tried to keep the hearing focused on, you know, how he'd manage the nation's foreign policy....................
...........................We've talked for years on BreakPoint about how the freedom of religion, the right to order our public lives according to our deeply held beliefs, is being reduced to freedom of worship, the idea that you can only hold such beliefs in the confines of your home, house of worship, or your own head. Apparently for Senator Booker, even that isn't good enough.
In an inquisition reminiscent of the grilling Bernie Sanders and Diane Feinstein gave to a Catholic judge last year, Senator Booker this year essentially said that believing historic Christian teaching on sexuality makes one unfit for public office in the United States. Of course, that would make about half the country unqualified.
Senator Booker's Facebook announcement that he would vote against Pompeo for these beliefs came the same day that a New Yorker article claimed Chick-fil-A was "creepy" and unfit for New York City because of the Christian origins of that company.
John Stonestreet is President of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and BreakPoint co-host.
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