Evangelical leaders have voiced support for Mike Pompeo after a nationalist tabloid controlled by the Chinese Communist Party accused the secretary of state of “betraying Christianity with lies” due to his suggestion that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, commented on the hypocrisy of China’s attempt to pass judgment on Pompeo’s religious beliefs given its own restrictions on religious groups.
“What audacity for a regime that persecuted Christians so viciously to try and use the Bible to cover for their own lies,” Rodriguez said in a statement to CP.
“There is no bigotry like communist bigotry. China thinks that they can shutter churches, disappear pastors, and create an ever-present state of war with religion and then dole out advice to Christians. Well, here’s some advice to the Communists: get your own house in order. This propaganda only demonstrates one thing: whatever Pompeo is doing is working, exactly as intended.”
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