Washington D.C., May 13, 2019 / 09:00 am
Christians should prepare to be persecuted for their beliefs, Vice President Mike Pence told graduates during a commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday.
"It's become acceptable, and even fashionable to ridicule and discriminate against people of faith," said Pence during his speech on May 11.
The Vice President cited the case against the Little Sisters of the Poor, as well as the reaction to his wife, Karen Pence, taking a job teaching art at a Christian elementary school as instances of a growing religious intolerance in American public life.
"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," he added. Immanuel Christian School, where Mrs. Pence teaches art, requires that students and employees profess faith in Jesus Christ as well as follow certain moral codes.