The sooner we can escape the ills caused by religion the better off the world
will be. Think of all the wars, conflicts, fighting, etc....that religion has
caused. So sad.
“Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and
diplomacy over the last 15 years .
‘The Trump administration
should recognize the value of religious voices in foreign-policy debates by
protecting funding for religion-related positions and filling vacancies at the
State Department .
Christianity and Mormonism, has done more to divide us, rather than to unite us.
@ antodav"Given the intense hostility of liberal Democrats
towards religious freedom..."Could you please point to the
place(s) in the article that supports this because I apparently missed it. I
could've sworn this article talked almost exclusively about the efforts of
a liberal, Democratic administration to promote religious outreach and
understanding. I also could've sworn that it expresses a concern that the
current "conservative" administration appears to dismiss the importance
of such efforts.
Antodav, this liberal loves the idea. Your're correct, this appears to
overstep the line between church and state and is well beyond what the mandate
should be for the State department. Go trump!
State under Bush II started, and Obama State expanded and further supported,
outreach and focus to global religious groups. Trump rode in to
office on the votes and with the support of the evangelical, fundamentalist, and
radical right religious demographics. They are overtly hostile to any and all
religious freedoms that are not theirs - of course they want State to gut
outreach programs to Muslims and Jews and other religions, just like they want
State to gut efforts to protect LGBT people.Liberals are just as
horrified at this move as we are the other actions Trump is taking to harm the
vulnerable - the old, the disabled, the sick, and now religious people. The Religious Right has a list of groups they want targeted. The people
in Utah would be advised to see if they - and their church - are on the list of
disapproved list. Currently Utah Republicans are useful... when
other "enemies" are eliminated will their usefulness continue? Or will they be useful as a political target of religious groups that have
targeted them in the past?
Given the intense hostility of liberal Democrats towards religious freedom and
any collusion whatsoever between church and state, even if it is for the greater
good, you'd think they'd be in favor of this measures. But they
can't be caught dead supporting anything that Trump does. What would the