Is this the same Liberty University Christians who endorsed the thrice-married serial philanderer, and whose president may have paid Micahel Cohen to cover up a potential scandal that featured some risque photographs?
Courtesy of USA Today:
Pence, who has been facing criticisms of his own religious views recently, warned graduates that they have to stay strong against the challenges they’ll get from Hollywood, the media and the secular left.
“Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs,” Pence said. “Be ready.”
With his wife, Karen, sitting on stage as he spoke, Pence recounted the “harsh attacks” he said they endured when she returned this year to teaching art at a Christian elementary school where she’d worked when he’d served in Congress. Unlike her previous stint, this time Karen Pence faced scrutiny after news reports pointed out that the school bans gay students and teachers.
“Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian,” Pence said. “It didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. But things are different now.”
Pence said the graduates will be asked not just to tolerate things that violate their faith, but to endorse them.
“Not just to tolerate things that violate their faith, but to endorse them.” Does that include becoming the VP for a man who betrays essentially every supposed tenet of the Christian faith?
As for being attacked due to their Christian faith, nobody would give two shits what their religious beliefs were so long as they were not hiding behind them while attacking the LGBTQ community, trying to tell women what they can and cannot do with their own bodies, and supporting policies that would make Jesus roll over in his tomb.
I personally have no use for ANY organized religions, but I speak out against Christianity the most because it keeps trying to oppress those around me in the name of God.
I would predict that if Christians stopped doing shit like that they would rarely if ever find themselves targeted for criticism.