Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that religious freedom in the United States is becoming increasingly endangered.
That is certainly a scary though. Especially considering America was founded on the freedom to worship whom we please.
“Today I want to speak to you about the challenges that are ahead of you as followers of Christ, and how you should approach them and overcome them,” Pompeo said during a speech last weekend.
“Today that border of freedom is much closer,” he warned. “It’s right here in our own communities. Our freedoms, particularly our unalienable right of religious freedom, is increasingly under attack from our government, be it local, state, or federal.”
“There’s a growing threat right here, right in our backyard,” Pompeo continued. “Our country must remember that no one can enjoy the pursuit of happiness if you cannot own the fruits of your own labor, and no society can retain its legitimacy or a virtuous character without religious freedom.”
“I worry,” he added. “I worry that far beyond the battle lines of defense, economic or trade policy, that the battle to stop the divorce of America from its founding values is much more important. After all, it is those values, those values that make us a shining city on a hill, and give us the moral authority that permits us to lead the world.”
Pompeo further admonished that each American bears the responsibility of maintaining the rights they inherited.
In October 2018, Pompeo was present in the Oval Office when Pastor Andrew Brunson prayed over former President Donald Trump after the administration secured Brunson’s release following a two-year imprisonment under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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