Pence warns christian graduates "prepare to be ridiculed and shunned".
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“Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs,” Pence, who is an evangelical Christian, told the roughly 8,000 graduates at the ceremony. “As you go about your daily life, just be ready because you’re going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith, you’re going to be asked to endorse them. You’re going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.”
“Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian,” Pence said Saturday. “But things are different now.” “We live in a time when the freedom of religion is under assault,” he said, pointing to the spate of deadly attacks that have been recently carried out at places of worship in the U.S. and around the world.
People with religious beliefs now must deal with those who feel it is “acceptable and even fashionable to ridicule and even discriminate” against them, Pence said, specifically calling out “Hollywood liberals,” the media and the “secular left.”
I guess wanting equal human rights is discrimination now. Same with calling out bigotry and racisim.
i actually agree with this. for some reason right now the most hardcore christians are trying to push their mythology as law. fuck off mike
while its not a day to day inconvenience, not being a christian has actually cost me in the past. yet all i ever hear about is some fake ,"war on christianity" bs.
I have no obligation to tolerate the intolerant.
Keep your bigotry in the 1950s, not 2019.
Imagine saying this in a country where some states ban atheists from office.
If you make a mockery of your religion prepare to be mocked
I will mock every simpleton who goes to a sham of a university like Liberty.
I love how conservatives in the US moan about Hollywood all the time, but they've twice now elected TV personalities and have idolized the shit out of them.
Side note, Liberty University teaches creationist bullshit and gets a fuckload of Federal funding to do so. They also have an open anti-LGBT policy.
Kind of really easy to poke fun at Christians given Christianity is responsible for a majority of atrocities throughout human history;
400 years of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade that maimed, raped, killed, kidnapped and enslaved 20 million African "heathens" to bring them to Christ
Genocide of Native Americans under the name of Christ as Manifest Destiny
Genocide of Australian aboriginees that killed 90% of their population in less than a century, again by Christian Europeans
Salem Witch Trials
The Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda that has maimed, raped & killed up to 100,000 people according to the UN, during the past 15 years, which is far more destructive than ISIS and they've done so to establish Biblical Law as a self-described Christian organization.
In Central Africa Republic Christian militias have destroyed every single mosque and the UN reports that Muslims are facing ethnic cleansing, with reports that Christians are cannibalizing Muslims, literally.
In America, white supremacists who are self-described Christians are the single largest terror threat to Amercan security, that's according to the FBI and 392 police agencies in a study published in 2016
George Bush (devout Christian) said God told him to invade Iraq, where by some estimates 1,000,000 civilians were killed due to the war
KKK still exists
Nazis still exist
Aryan nations still exist
they also moan about coastal elites a whole bunch and they elected Donald Trump, a obscenely rich man from new york
“Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian,” Pence said Saturday. “But things are different now.”
"Nowadays, it's really easy to call yourself Christian!"
How's it feel?
You don't even have to go that far, just look at the religious makeup of major institutions;
Executive branch: Every president since Kennedy has been a Protestant , and every president except Thomas Jefferson has been some form of Christian.
Legislative branch: 94% of Congress identifies as Christian
Judicial branch: Six out of nine judges are Christian
This made up bullshit about christianity being under attack needs to end. You've never not been able to say Merry Christmas. You're allowed your tax exempt churches. You're allowed to talk about it anywhere you want to. Just cut it out
A persecution complex is required to make it easier for members to reject new ideas and concepts
Christians have such a weird persecution complex, they practically fantasize about being treated like a minority because it justifies their position somehow
"We live in a time when the freedom of religion is under assault"
They loved talking about the war on Chrismas with Obama but Trump has done far worse things
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press | Fox Ne..
Truly the worst President for Christians we've seen yet
Somewhere around 80% of the US considers itself Christian so those demographics are fairly representative of the nation as a whole.
Everyone who thinks anything is done in name of religion is a fool.
Money and power is what matters to everyone. Even the IS morons. They push their bs, but in the end, what they want is just power over others, for example.
You're literally lying to yourself if you think Christians are persecuted in the US.
In Jordan or the UAE, sure, christians ARE persecuted, but not in the Fucking USA.
I shouldn't even say "christians" tbh
It's the POLITICIANS that want to CREATE the narrative that this is happening
it doesn't represent what the POPULACE as a WHOLE thinks
This narrative exists heavily in politics and its absurd and bullshit. I'm not sure how many Christians actually believe it, but they want you to believe it, because it gives them more power by merely virtue signalling a book they don't even properly read.
it justifies attacks on others because then, it's just retaliation
To add to this, it's probably best to articulate a difference between specific people and Christianity as a whole, because when you make mass claims about "Christians do this, Christians do that", you're including a lot of Christians who also disagree with the specific person yet you've now ostracized them into the same group.
god i wish that were true
These politicians believe in God as much as 10 year-olds believe in Santa; he's a big boy who can't fit in a chimney, but hey I still get presents either way.
Want to talk about people who actually practice what they preach? Go to your local church where no one has to fear if the local priest will deduct the canned food donations or 'beg' for more goer donations when the guys calling the shots keep screwing the little guys over for themselves. "Bestow upon others for what they will bestow upon you." Treat people like shit, and you'll get shit in return.
Ah yes. The most oppressed group in america next to Gamers. Christians.
imagine the plight of the christian gamers... press F to pay respects