Vice President Mike Pence gave a commencement address on Saturday where he cautioned students against the “little tolerance” towards Christianity from the “secular left.”
While giving the commencement address at Liberty University, Pence — who served as a senator from Indiana prior to being vice president — cautioned the graduating seniors of the “secular left” and their “little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs.”
Watch Pence’s address:
“Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. So as you go about your daily life, just be ready.”
Pence then brought up the “bevy of Hollywood liberals” who have been boycotting Georgia following Governor Brian Kemp (R) signing a “heartbeat” pro-life bill into law.
Pence went on to point out that the hostility towards “defending the teachings of the Bible” has not been a common occurrence in America until recently.
“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.”
He then brought up the experience his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence, had when she was targeted with “harsh attacks by the media and the secular left” after she went back to her teaching position at a Christian elementary school this year.
The vice president then blasted the criticism of “Christian education” as “un-American” and lauding the Trump administration’s “decisive action to protect religious liberty.”
As IJR previously reported, last year President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative “to ensure that the faith-based and community organizations that form the bedrock of our society have strong advocates in the White House and throughout the Federal Government.”