Vice President Mike Pence told the graduating class of Liberty University this weekend that they need to be ready for attacks on their Christian faith as they move into the world.
“Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian,” he said. “It didn’t occur to people you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. But things are different now.”
Pence himself has come under attack for some of his Christian beliefs, including his biblical views on traditional marriage.
“Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs,” Pence continued. “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 popular culture.”