Mike Pence to Christian Students: Prepare to Be Shunned for Defending the Bible

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Vice President Mike Pence told students at Liberty University to prepare to face ridicule for their Christian beliefs.

During a commencement address at Liberty University, Vice President Mike Pence told students that they will likely face ridicule for their Christian beliefs. He told students that they must be prepared to be “shunned” for defending their Christian faith.

But my message to all of you in the Class of 2019 is — derives of the moment that we’re living in today. You know, 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.

Pence also told the students that they will be pushed to not only tolerate things that violate their faith, but also endorse them.

But things are different now.  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.  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.

Pence told the students that it has become “fashionable” to mock religious people in America.

Because we live in a time when it’s become acceptable and even fashionable to ridicule and even discriminate against people of faith.  Dr. Carson just talked about it a few moments ago.

During the speech, Pence highlighted his wife’s teaching experience at an elementary school. Karen Pence was criticized by the mainstream media for working at the school, which was accused of holding controversial beliefs on LGBT rights. Users on social media started the #ExposeChristianSchools hashtag to bring attention to their concerns.

And 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.  And a major newspaper reporter actually started a new hashtag, called “Expose Christian Schools,” inviting students to share their “horror stories” of Christian education.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on commencement season.

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