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Should a Christian have to renounce his faith in order to hold office?

“Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?” Mike Pompeo was asked that question yesterday by US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. The question was posed to the CIA director during a confirmation hearing for his nomination to become Secretary of State.

So, you do not believe it’s appropriate for two gay people to marry?… Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion? Yes or no? Yes or no, sir? Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion, because that’s what you said here in one of your speeches. Yes or no, do you believe gay sex is a perversion?

The speech Booker was referring to was delivered by Pompeo back in 2015, in which he cited a prayer by the Rev. Joe Wright who said, “America has worshiped other Gods and called it multiculturalism. We’d endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle.”

Obianuju Ekeocha rightly responded to the incident on Twitter: “Our Christian views have become so despised today that one is expected to renounce them in order to hold office.”

The exchange can be viewed in the video below. The questioning begins around the six minute mark.

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