Slate Examines Evangelical Christian Influence On Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy
Slate: The God Doctrine
“The Trump administration’s foreign policy really isn’t consistent enough to be placed into any single ideological camp. … [T]here is one group that’s consistently and effectively — if quietly — pushing its foreign policy agenda in Donald Trump’s Washington: evangelical Christians. … The influence of evangelical priorities is already spreading through the Trump administration’s diplomacy. In April, the U.S. threatened to veto a U.N. resolution condemning the use of rape as a weapon of war because of its language on reproductive and sexual health… In his first week in office, Trump [reinstated and expanded] the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era rule that blocks foreign nongovernmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals from receiving U.S. [global health] funding…” (Keating, 6/11).