Vice President Pence Cautions College Students of ‘Little Tolerance’ of Christianity from ‘Secular Left’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks after a meeting with President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats about the U.S. government partial shutdown and the president's demand for a border wall in the Situation Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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.”

On Friday, Pence called for Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s (D-Minn.) removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her “anti-Semitic comments” as the reason she should be taken off the panel.

What do you think?

20 pledges
Upvote Downvote
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Charles
Member

Has anyone noticed that the Democrats are guilty of attacking every one of our Bill of Rights? In doing so they are becoming exactly the same as the British oppressors that the Colonists revolted against. The Bill of Rights was inspired by the abuses of the British. Democrats attack Christianity, suppress the speech of Conservatives, attack our right to firearms, create search and seizure without due process, wiretap Republican campaigns, unfairly tax working Americans for Dems’ voting base.

Stan Dillard
Member

Pence is completely on base and no question that Omar should be kick off or out of everything related to government for her anti-Semitic hostilities!

Tery Gohsman
Member

Pence is a lot off, its not Christianity that’s under attack, its the pseudo “Christians” that use the ruse of religion to perpetrate hate,intolerance, and ignorance that are under attack. Its not very Christian of us but sometimes turning the other cheek just doesn’t work.

TOM
Member

VP Pence is a little off. It is not just Christianity that is under attack it is much broader. It is any religious belief though the most vocal and vicious attacks are directed to Jews and Christians.

George Peters
Member

most are getting sucked into becoming muslims now anyway, because they think it a good black thing, WRONG. somalia, is the number 1 most corrupt country in the world. msm noted that today.

U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump, Xi Likely to Meet in Japan in June: White House Adviser

Rand Paul Slams ‘Hypocrite’ Adam Schiff: ‘He Was All for Obama Using Executive Privilege’