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Discrimination against religion has become ‘fashionable’ says Pence

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Washington D.C., May 13, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Christians should prepare to be persecuted for their beliefs, Vice President Mike Pence told graduates during a commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday.

“It’s become acceptable, and even fashionable to ridicule and discriminate against people of faith,” said Pence during his speech on May 11.

The Vice President cited the case against the Little Sisters of the Poor, as well as the reaction to his wife, Karen Pence, taking a job teaching art at a Christian elementary school as instances of a growing religious intolerance in American public life.

“When my wife, Karen, returned to teach art at an elementary Christian school earlier this year, we faced harsh attacks by the media and the secular left,” he added. Immanuel Christian School, where Mrs. Pence teaches art, requires that students and employees profess faith in Jesus Christ as well as follow certain moral codes.

After Mrs. Pence announced her new job, a reporter started the hashtag “#ExposeChristianSchools” and encouraged people to share negative experiences with Christian education. On Saturday, Pence described these incidents as “attacks on Christian education,” which he said were “un-American.”

“Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs,” said Pence, warning the graduates to “be ready.” He also said that Liberty grads may soon have to endorse things that they find contrary to their faith, as “things are different now.”

“Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian. It didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible,” said Pence.

Liberty University, which is located in Lynchburg, Virginia, is the largest private university in the United States, as measured by total enrollment. It was founded by Jerry Falwell, an evangelical Southern Baptist Christian pastor who passed away in 2007.

Since Falwell’s death, the school has been led by Jerry Falwell Jr., his son. The younger Falwell has been a vocal supporter of President Trump, who he once referred to as a “dream president” for evangelical Christians.

Pence told the graduates that the administration was committed to defending religious liberty.

“I promise you, we will always stand up for the right of Americans to live, to learn, and to worship God according to the dictates of their conscience,” said Pence.



Source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/discrimination-against-religion-has-become-fashionable-says-pence-37728/
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  • kokanee

    I can attest to and suggest to become acquainted with the Word of God in its perfect form, your answers to all of man’s chaotic worldly events are revealed, it requires discipline in your heart-mind to receive it though.
    Thedisciplinefactor.com

  • Man

    It is weird that religious freedom only means Christians and not other faiths like Islam

  • plsnogod

    As a species,if we could only throw of this medieval,man-invented bs,the world would be a much more pleasant and safer place to live.

    No more religious wars,no more flawed priests,no more false morality,no more suicide bombings,no more ghettos,no more religious funding of terrorist groups,no more slave markets,no more religious guerillas,no more pouring vast resources into worshipping idols.

    But most of all,the ability of the deluded fools who still believe this stuff,to be able to think for themselves,to reason for themselves, and the freedom to start building a better society.

  • plsnogod

    Umm, censored again for having the temerity to criticise religion! This site is becoming like CNN or a Democrats media mouthpiece.

    Freedom of speech is a precious thing.

    • plsnogod

      Shamed you into it huh

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