Traditional marriage is in the crosshairs of the progressive left again this week, as a sitting U.S. senator suggested secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo was unfit for office because he opposes same-sex marriage, and a New Yorker column expressed horror over the successful expansion of Chick-fil-A in New York City.
On Thursday, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., questioned Pompeo as part of the confirmation process and used part of his time to pepper Pompeo about his views on marriage and whether be believes “gay sex is a perversion.” He refused to accept Pompeo’s contention that he did not believe in same-sex marriage but would treat all subordinates equally.
National Organization for Marriage Communications Director Joseph Grabowski says this is the latest sign of a troubling litmus test being imposed by the left.
“I think this is a demonstration of an ideological purity test that unfortunately is becoming common in the Democratic Party. We’ve already seen it on the life issue and a woman’s so-called right to have an abortion. Now we’re seeing it also with respect to beliefs about marriage that people can hold personally,” said Grabowski, noting that as recently as 2008, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton publicly opposed same-sex marriage.
Booker couched his comments as being in the interest of State Department employees who might have same-sex spouses, but Grabowski says the implication was clear that “somehow this view that Mr. Pompeo holds as a matter of personal belief, as a matter of religious conviction, disqualifies him from public service.” (Read more from “Democrats’ Stunning New ‘Ideological Purity Test'” HERE)