According to the Foreign Policy article entitled “More White, More Male, More Jesus,” CIA employees expressed concern about the diminished focus on diversity. “For those who have worked inside the agency, the backtracking on diversity represents a threat to the workforce and national security….The agency needs employees from different backgrounds and orientations to effectively recruit agents abroad.”
At the CIA, Pompeo openly emphasized his Christianity. In addresses to CIA employees, as well as in reports, he apparently made repeated religious references. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which counts members of the intelligence community among its members, reports a rise in complaints from inside the CIA.
It’s hard to imagine this man leading our country’s foreign policy efforts—especially in areas where diplomacy is crucial. Say, for instance, in the Middle East.
It seems this is just another issue of concern to be swept under the continually growing rug of disquiet that is being tamped down in this country. I fear the goal of the government has been achieved. A nation divided against itself cannot stand against its oppressors. This nation, I'm afraid, is in such a position that it no longer recognizes its oppressors.
I was not aware that there was any problemn with religious freedom in the military, considering that each unit has a chaplain and each post has a chapel. Members officially get time off to go to services every week.
Maybe their complaint is that they're not free to proselytize and discriminate against those who don't have the "right" religion? This seems to be the issue with most claims of Christians being oppressed in America.
EDIT: I was too hasty. I see that the MRFF is actually a sort of military ACLU, who are dedicated to not only freedom OF religion, but freedom FROM religion. I take it all back. [militaryreligiousfreedom.org]