Vox published a very lengthy piece last week on CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, replacing Rex Tillerson.
What made it so long were the parts that had nothing to do with Pompeo but with “a number of GOP politicians [who] allow their belief in rapture theology to influence their political worldview.” If Pompeo were just an “ordinary” Christian, his future as secretary would be no big deal — right, Vox?
The problem with Pompeo is his “specific brand of dualistic, evangelical faith — dividing the geopolitical into good and evil.” He mentioned the rapture at a 2015 rally, so obviously, he sees world history playing out in terms of “apocalyptic ‘good versus evil’ battles, particularly centered over the ‘Holy Land’ of the Middle East.”
That’s getting too far into the piece, though. Vox decided to put the “scare quote” right in the promotional tweet:
Mike Pompeo has told audiences, “Jesus Christ … is the only solution for our world.” https://t.co/VFPi2mhCXb
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 18, 2018
Mind-blowing that a practicing Christian would say such a thing.
Vox scoop: Mile Pompeo is a Christian. https://t.co/9rQGprZXvE
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) March 18, 2018
Vox thinks this is headline worthy. https://t.co/8OqY7J1aDU
— Josh Fields (@partiallypro) March 18, 2018
Here’s a quick explainer:
Billions of Christians around the world believe in Jesus Christ.
Christians has believed in Jesus for over 2,000 years.
This statement makes total sense to a Christian
This is not a scoop, it’s not even a headline. https://t.co/sMfvrHxW4H
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 19, 2018
Area Christian is a Christian. https://t.co/a03pSRuQcj
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 19, 2018
So a Christian said something Christian.
— GrantMaster – Formerly know as BR (@_Grant_master_) March 19, 2018
Devout evangelical Mike Pompeo gave a speech at a church where he implied that he believes Jesus brings salvation for mankind? How very scandalous. https://t.co/GKsYi4P8iw
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) March 19, 2018
Um….that's kind of just mainstream Christian theology https://t.co/kXxdMgpXj2
— Josh (@ncpack2010) March 18, 2018
You’re telling me… Mike Pompeo… believes in Jesus? 😱😱😱 https://t.co/uTsIivQvze
— March Madness Brian (@SportTalkBrian) March 19, 2018
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨: A CHRISTIAN BELIEVES IN CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE https://t.co/tGDO2sC8eA
— Uriel Villegas (@alienrace36) March 19, 2018
The people who are going to explain the news to you have yet to discover that Christianity is a thing https://t.co/yB6CKFwpe3
— I'm a M'Fin Pickle in a Top Hat (@sunnyright) March 19, 2018
Christianity, how does it work? https://t.co/OPP1fZGSgg
— Jeb Bos (@BigJebBos) March 19, 2018
Vox, perpetually dumbfounded by the idea that people who are Christian really are Christian https://t.co/cFpzYgkuNg
— Jake Rodriguez (@secretaryofjake) March 19, 2018
Breaking news: follower of Christ says something followers of Christ typically say. Stop the presses. https://t.co/CeGigztAIB
— Daniel Darling (@dandarling) March 19, 2018
Who else might have said that.
Oh yeah, Martin Luther King Jr. https://t.co/9cW7v9FkrT
— Robert (@deepereyes) March 19, 2018
— Death Roh (@roachman61) March 19, 2018
Dear Vox staff:
Take a drive away from your neighborhood some time and meet some Christians you can have a conservation with. It'll spare you these embarrassments. https://t.co/Z8uCxqjPnP
— Holden (@Holden114) March 19, 2018
You really need to get an observant Christian on your staff. This is embarrassing. https://t.co/zWskLx2NLr
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 19, 2018
And still the only religious figure Vox will mock… https://t.co/TJX7rInL6k
— Jesse Kelly® (@JesseKellyDC) March 19, 2018
I want more of this rhetoric, actually. https://t.co/sKOwoRdkh4
— Michael Lucchese (@MichaelLucchese) March 18, 2018
I’d vote to confirm Mike Pompeo for this bold, truthful declaration. https://t.co/tiRfXXKNlg
— Trey Mays ن (@TreyMays) March 19, 2018