Toxic Christianity: Pompeo and Trump’s Fake Christian Backers

The influence of evangelical Christianity is likely to become an important question as Trump finds himself dependent on them for political survival

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In setting out the Trump administration’s Middle East policy, one of the first things Mike Pompeo made clear to his audience in Cairo is that he had come to the region as “as an evangelical Christian”.

In his speech at the American University in Cairo, Pompeo said that in his state department office: “I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and his word, and the truth.”

The secretary of state’s primary message in Cairo was that the US was ready once more to embrace conservative Middle Eastern regimes, no matter how repressive, if they made common cause against Iran.

His second message was religious. In his visit to Egypt, he came across as much as a preacher as a diplomat. He talked about “America’s innate goodness” and marveled at a newly built cathedral as “a stunning testament to the Lord’s hand”.

The desire to erase Barack Obama’s legacy, Donald Trump’s instinctive embrace of autocrats, and the private interests of the Trump Organisation have all been analysed as driving forces behind the administration’s foreign policy.

The gravitational pull of white evangelicals has been less visible. But it could have far-reaching policy consequences. Vice President Mike Pence and Pompeo both cite evangelical theology as a powerful motivating force.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Read this from the website of the Southern Baptists as they are the only Christian sect in America that thinks this way!

    https://baptistnews.com/article/southern-baptists-debate-resolution-supporting-israel/#.XDjoNkFMHYU

    America first or Israel first?

    They are domestic enemies and the Republicans they put into power.

    They can not be allowed to continue to set American policy as its suicide for this country!

    Only an opinion but one must understand the enemy in order to defeat him.

    Opinion only.

    Nine

  2. Dear VT,

    If you know an evangelical like in that Gaurdian article the best way to deal with them is to mock them and publicly as I do this on a regular basis with friends and family members who think this way.

    Evangelicals of this ilk simply are unfit for any Government position or for that matter any position of influence in any organization that sets policy over others.

    I state this to them loudly and in public as most white evangelicals of this mindset are old boomers who are stupid and set in there ways.

    Many times they threaten violence as they are used to getting their way so simply call them out on their BS and hold your ground when dealing with them.

    There is no reasoning with such idiots only removing them from any organization that sets policy over others as clearly they are a clear and present danger to America!

    Nine

  3. The evangelical era is over as demographics will simply take over in America and the Orange one is their last hurrah!

    America is much more brown and therefore much less evangelical and the young whites have left the evangelical churches in droves never to return. They will vote democrat along with asians, hispanics and blacks for more progressive causes especially .

    A good use of America’s 37 intel agencies would be to keep an eye on radical evangelical idiots as they will become dangerous as their world view collapses around them just an opinion of course.

    Nine

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