The Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Statement on Pompeo as Secretary of State

As Founder and President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), I am disgusted, yet again, by our grossly negligent and disgraceful “Caligula in Chief,” this time for picking Mike Pompeo, an unabashedly fundamentalist evangelical to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Due to his own actions, Trump has already seriously degraded popular adherence to and respect for the First Amendment. But while his backlog of bigoted, sexist, unpresidential and unconstitutional decisions is bad enough, MRFF and I are far more concerned with Trump’s ravenous, manipulative, and increasingly dominionist, fundamentalist evangelical “pack.”

Trump’s “cabinet” is already a dangerous Pandora’s box waiting to explode and unleash a disastrous, dominionist regime. Should Trump pass on, we face a Pencetacostal presidency.

Mike Pompeo will join the ranks of other hard-core fundamentalist evangelicals like Sessions, Devos and Perry… the list goes on. We are dealing with a governmental conflict of interest of Jehovian magnitude. Trump is simply surrounded by a tumultuous sea of faith-based advisors while he blindly barks out orders on his own island of blissful and willful ignorance. Who in Trump’s camp is protecting the First Amendment?

Pompeo is explicitly Islamophobic. He sees the war on terrorism as akin to a holy war and remarked that terrorists will “continue to press against us until we make sure that we pray and stand and fight and make sure that we know that Jesus Christ is our savior [sic] is truly the only solution for our world.” Pompeo appears a proponent of the biblical apocalyptic “rapture,” and MRFF’s fear is that his appointment is yet a closer step towards allowing dominionist fundamentalist elements the opportunity to invoke biblical ideology as a means to initiate a “holy war” with the middle east.

The fundamentalist evangelical influence in our U.S military, as exposed by MRFF, is perilous. And, the public is catching on. Just last week (3/15/18), MRFF was cited in the VOX news article – “Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, talks about politics as a battle of good and evil.”

Excerpt from VOX article:

Since Trump’s election, the evangelical wing of the military seems to be getting stronger. Complaints to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group preserving religious liberty in the military, have doubled since November 2016, with members of non-evangelical faiths protesting the increasingly central role of evangelicalism in the military…[read more]

MRFF currently has just under 55,000 active duty U.S. marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen, cadets, midshipmen, national guard, reservists, and veterans, about 96% of whom self identify as practicing Christians.

MRFF’s fight for the Separation of Church and State in our U.S. Military is more important now than ever, and we are buckled in ready to fight even harder for the American Constitution. This is 2018. There is no place in our government for evangelical crusaders the likes of Mike Pompeo.

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  1. Mikeys Mouse

    Hey Mikey, don’t you just love it!! Best selection by Trump as Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. He is pro-Israel, against the Iran deal which is one of the worst deals ever. Pompeo will also push to have the Muslim Brotherhood recognized as a terrorist organization, which means then we can get the Muslim Student Association removed from all our college campuses as well as all high school campuses.

    “There is no place in our government for evangelical crusaders the likes of Mike Pompeo.” No Mikey there is no place in society for a kapo heretic Jew like yourself. You would rather have fags, queers, trannies and fascists in our military and academies and government( than someone who believes that Jerusalem should be the rightful capital of the Jewish people!

    I love it that Trump is draining the Deep State and according to QAnon, the Democrats days are numbered #ReleasetheVideo

  2. Mikeys Mouse

    Mikey always conveniently leaves things out which can change the context.

  3. Mikeys Mouse

    Why is Mikey so concerned about Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the new Secretary of State when it has nothing to do with the military, other than to show his true anti-Christian bigotry!!

  4. Mark Flippin

    Any intelligent Patriot knows that this article is dead on absolutely correct. The “critic” of this does not understand patriotism or is a Russian troll.

  5. MAGAPatriot

    Any Patriot, would want to expose radical Islam and expose the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization along with CAIR.

    It is only right to recognize Jerusalem as the historical and biblical capital of the Jewish nation of Israel. Palestinians have never existed at all in history and there is no proof they have ever existed. I applaud POTUS for naming Pompeo as the new Sec. of State. We need to say no to the Iran deal.

    Mikey is showing his true self which is an anti-Christian heretic Jew, who is own people would kick him out of the tribe.

  6. MAGAPatriot

    I believe the Israel sent a message to Iran by acknowledging today that they were the ones that destroyed Syria’s nuclear reactor over 10 years ago while only being in Syria for 3 minutes. I would have no problem with Israel making all of Iran a parking lot taking out all their leaders and spiritual leaders. When Israel says Iran will not get a bomb, count on it, they will not get a bomb.

  7. Jay Edwards

    50 million or so US evangelicals believe in the “rapture” which is an “imminent secret coming of Christ” they say will happen several years BEFORE the traditional Second Coming. Before 1830 all Christians had believed that the “rapture” was just a mere ASPECT of the Second Coming. But in 1830 a young Scottish lassie claimed she “saw” in the Bible a separate secret coming of Christ (several years before the Second Coming) that would rapture all true believers to heaven and thus exempt them from the endtime “tribulation” ruled by the Antichrist! This escapist theory, begun in Britain, has long been a huge money-maker for evangelicals like Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins, Jimmy Swaggart etc. and the rapture-based “Left Behind” books and films have broken sales records. Google “Famous Rapture Watchers” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” and find out that NO pre-1830 Bible scholar ever “saw” a separate “pre-tribulation rapture” in the Biblical manuscripts. Pompeo will be embarrassed when he finds out that the vast majority of his own evangelical scholars have rejected the British-invented “pre-tribulation rapture” belief! The definitive work detailing the long-covered-up history of the “pre-trib rapture” is journalist Dave MacPherson’s 300-pg book “The Rapture Plot” (available at Amazon Books).

    [sharing the above which I ran into on the net – for what it may be worth]

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