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Sun May 12, 2019, 01:50 PM

Mike Pence warns Christian grads to prepare for ridicule from 'secular left'

Vice President Mike Pence had a sobering message Saturday as he delivered a commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Pence warned graduating seniors of the Christian university that they needed to prepare for persecution from critics he described as “the secular left.”

“Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs,” the vice president warned, according to the Washington Times. “So as you go about your daily life, just be ready.”

As an example, Pence pointed to a “bevy of Hollywood liberals” who’ve been waging a boycott effort against the state of Georgia, whose Republican governor, Brian Kemp, recently signed a strict pro-life “heartbeat” abortion bill into law.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mike-pence-warns-christian-grads-to-prepare-for-ridicule-from-secular-left/ar-AABf4uI?li=BBnbcA1

So ridicule amounts to persecution? What a bunch of snowflakes.

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Reply Mike Pence warns Christian grads to prepare for ridicule from 'secular left' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 OP
trev May 2019 #1
Mariana May 2019 #2
malaise May 2019 #3
msongs May 2019 #4
MountCleaners May 2019 #5
sarabelle May 2019 #6
spanone May 2019 #7
atreides1 May 2019 #8
stopbush May 2019 #16
Blue Owl May 2019 #9
NurseJackie May 2019 #10
struggle4progress May 2019 #11
Takket May 2019 #12
gratuitous May 2019 #13
Generic Brad May 2019 #14
Tanuki May 2019 #15

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

1. Blah.

Radical Christians have been touting this "persecution" theme forever. Funny that they are the ones doing the persecuting--even of each other.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:59 PM

2. The story says that Jesus very clearly told his followers what to do

when they feel ridiculed, persecuted, etc.

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

So, not only are they snowflakes for acting like ridicule amounts to persecution, but they are directly disobeying the instructions of Jesus when they whine about it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:59 PM

3. Ask him about Falwell and the pool boy

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:01 PM

4. where would the porn industry be without "the pool boy..." nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:03 PM

5. "Traditional Christian values" might also include

respect for God's creation in the form of caring for the environment, belief in the equality of all humankind, FORGIVENESS and UNDERSTANDING, and pursuing the path of peace.

This "Christian" nonsense is nothing of the kind. The Christian right interprets religion to corral unthinking Christians into supporting a pro-violence Republican agenda.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:06 PM

6. They should be more worried about ridicule from the Christian left...you know, the one who follow

 

the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:07 PM

7. FUCK YOU MIKE.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:24 PM

8. "... traditional Christian beliefs,"

Like slavery, racism, bigotry, the submission of women, the killing of LGBT's


He's right, I don't have any tolerance for those beliefs....

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:41 PM

16. Yep. Being a Christian is NOT a good thing.

Why don’t people get that?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

9. But you can always just get up and leave, can't you, Pence?

Especially when someone is persecuting you by -- gasp -- TAKING A KNEE!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

10. Boo hoo!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:16 PM

11. 'Liberty' University and free speech

Brad Polumbo
06.30.18 9:38 PM ET

... “At Liberty we believe firmly in academic freedom for our faculty and a commitment to the free and open exchange of ideas,” Falwell insists. “This is in stark contrast to many major universities, where students are often ridiculed in the classroom for expressing ideas that faculty deem to be politically incorrect and protests often result in speakers being disinvited from appearing because of their viewpoints” ...

... In 2016, Falwell himself censored an anti-Trump column in Liberty’s student newspaper, preventing publication of criticism of the Access Hollywood tape where Trump made grotesque comments about grabbing women. This censorship came only a week after Falwell released a statement celebrating Liberty’s commitment to free expression.

... In 2009, Liberty “derecognized” the school’s chapter of College Democrats because the national Democratic Party is pro-choice, and dares to “promote the LGBT agenda” ...

For all their talk about political correctness and free speech, Liberty administrators have essentially turned their campus into a safe space for the far right ...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/liberty-university-when-it-comes-to-free-speech-its-anything-but

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:44 PM

12. as an atheist, I can honestly say nothing would make me happier....

Than to see so called Christians actually act like Christians. Liberty University is nothing more than a "Hitler Youth" that makes a mockery of Christianity, producing adults that believe compassion, tolerance and charity are all character flaws abhorred by God.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:49 PM

13. He used Georgia's Death to Women Act as his example?

If you can gussy up your bloodlust in ersatz Christian garb, Pence thinks you should be beyond reproach or criticism.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:13 PM

14. I have little tolerance for intolerance

Anyone can believe whatever they want to believe as long as their beliefs are not shoved down my throat and their beliefs restrict my personal freedom. If anyone is picking a fight just for the sake of being a bullying asshole, it is people like Pence.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:40 PM

15. Dear Church:

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