SPECIAL REPORT: Trump Appoints Social Conservative as Secretary of State
WASHINGTON DC, March 13 (C-Fam) President Trump announced this morning that Rex Tillerson is out as U.S. Secretary of State and will be replaced by former Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo who serves currently as Director of Central Intelligence.
This will be considered good news by pro-life and pro-family advocates since Pompeo has a lengthy record in support of a right to life and in opposition to the homosexual agenda.
It has never been clear what positions Rex Tillerson has on abortion and same-sex marriage, though he served on the board of directors of the Boy Scouts when the group began to allow out homosexual scout leaders.
As a Congressman, Pompeo said he believed life begins at conception and ends at natural death. He co-sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act which said, “each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood…”
Pompeo co-sponsored the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act that called for the prohibition of federal funding to any group that performs abortions.
Pompeo co-sponsored a bill that would have included the unborn child in 14th amendment protections.
He voted to prohibit abortion information at school health centers. He voted to prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood and voted to defund the UN Population Fund.
On the issue of LGBT, Pompeo has consistently supported the traditional understanding of marriage and has stood in opposition to the homosexual agenda. He opposed repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy that prevented open homosexuals from serving in the military. Pompeo supported the Defense of Marriage Act and decried it being struck down.
On the Obergefell decision that imposed same-sex marriage on the country, Pompeo said, “Creating, out of nowhere, a federal right to marry, flies in the face of centuries of shared understanding of our Constitution. It is a shocking abuse of power. It is wrong. I will continue to fight to protect our most sacred institutions; Kansans and our nation deserve no less.”
Pompeo has come under attack from the LGBT establishment for his strong views on human sexuality.
Pompeo said, “As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage. I will continue the fight to uphold these fundamental ideals each and every day. I am, and always will be pro-life and will defend life from conception to natural death. I will continue to oppose any taxpayer funding for abortion. I also fully support the traditional institution of marriage. Strong families are the most important building block of our Republic, and we must preserve them for the sake of our community and our culture.”
The reason this is important to pro-lifers is that the under the Democrats the U.S. became a font of radical social policy around the world and at the UN. The expectation is that Pompeo understands this and will put a stop to it.
Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he took a degree from the Harvard Law School where he edited the Law Review. He came out of the very conservative Tea Party political movement and becomes the second prominent and socially conservative Kansan to take a top spot at the State Department. Former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback now serves as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom.