Skip to comments.The Targeting of Karen Pence is a Wake-Up Call for All American Christians
Posted on 01/21/2019 5:56:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Vice President Pences wife Karen has come under withering attack in recent days from many in the media. From this reporting, one might think she has transgressed some obvious social boundary of a civilized society. In reality, the big scoop is that this Christian wife and mother, whose Christian beliefs are important to her, is teaching at a Christian school, which being Christian, holds to Christian beliefs about marriage.
Yet you wouldnt know that from reading the headlines about her, which lead the reader to believe that the driving force of Karens actions is the targeting of those who identify as LGBT. As weve seen over and over again, those perpetrating such claims negligently (and often willfully) mischaracterize our faith.
The truth is that Karen, along with other biblically-based Christians faithful to teaching which goes back to our Jewish forebears over 6,000 years ago, believe that sexual conduct outside of Gods plan of marriage is sinful (as are a myriad of things). Indeed, all of usincluding myselfhave fallen short of Gods standards, a reality which allows us to be so thankful that Jesus took the punishment of Gods wrath for us.
Should we really be surprised at this public hostility toward Christian beliefs? Increasingly, social elites dont merely disagree with religion, but see it as irrelevant or even harmful for society. This is reflected in recent questioning of nominees for public office Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) questioning Russell Vought (nominated to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget) about his theological beliefs, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) telling U.S. Circuit Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that the dogma lives loudly within you, and most recently, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) asking Brian Buescher about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus (questioning which was even rebuked by fellow Democrat Tulsi Gabbard). Indeed, just a few days ago, the Senate approved without objection a resolution introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebr.) rebuking such questions as violations of the No Religious Test Clause of the Constitution. And now, Karen Pence is being targeted for her faith. Such hostility to religion in the public square has got to go.
The attack on Karen Pence should be a wake-up call for our fellow Christians. Though many hold to Christian teaching on marriage and family, they dont engage in the cultural battle for hearts and minds. They believe they can stay on the sidelines while someone else fights the battle for them. They dont like the idea of fighting, anyway.
A paradigm shift is in order. As Christians, we would say we believe in truth and love. Yet for some, our theological understanding and application of these terms has become warped. If we dont accurately define love, then we compromise truth. Indeed, is it truly loving to willfully allow someone to accept a lie as truth? Why do so many of us sit on the sidelines while our friends and neighbors walk through life believing lies?
Many fellow Christians think they can escape the cultural conflict over LGBT-related issues. They really dont think it will come to the door of their home or their churchor their school. Yet its coming to our doorsteps, whether we like it or not. If you are a parent who wants to teach and pass your faith on to your children, your ability to do just that will be taken away, unless you stand up for it now.
A Christian school having Christian beliefs should be uncontroversial. Yet look at how it is portrayed in the news. In the eyes of the opponents of Christians on this issue, its morally unacceptable for Christians to hold to their own moralseven when setting up Christian schools to teach Christians. This is a battle of worldviews, and it has a spiritual component. There is no escaping it. Our friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens will eventually bear the cost of our present apathy.
You and I should not have to check our beliefs at the door of the public square, and Karen Pence shouldnt either. We must rally to her as she comes under public attack. If she is forced out of this teaching job, a new standard will be set: It will no longer be permissible for Christians to adhere to Christian beliefs at religious schools or nonprofits. Its as simple as that. Additionally, this will serve as a serious blow to the ability of Christians to simply live out their beliefs.
We must engage, stand firm, and pray for and seek the well-being of those who oppose the teaching of our faith. The cultural conflict for Christian truth is for youas much as any other believerto engage in. If you dont, who will?
All establshing new Overton window further to the left.
This and the catholic kids stories are to set up RBG replacement talking points. Amy Barrett is Christian Catholic. The left want basic Bible beliefs deemed far right hate crimes.
It’s a wake up call for all Americans, not just the Christians.
What’s surprising is the outrage. The Pence’s have not been shy about their beliefs, but oh my,outrage is so much more fun!
very astute observation. This would indicate a planned coordinated effort. Ya’ Think!!!!!
These disgusting leftists think that Christians will ‘Turn the Other Cheek’ when leftists are knifing their children in the throat ...
The Left’s Epitaph : “Died Because They Were Stupid AND Arrogant”
“Enemies Domestic” ....
That's right. Be alert people !
They are openly targeting Protestant Christians and Catholic Christians. Their Anti Semitism is painfully obvious to all but devout progressives, but they are not yet openly targeting specific Jews, except for conservative Jews. And apparently that’s just fine with liberal Jews. (WTH is the matter with American Jews? Do they have no sense of self preservation?)
The slide down the slippery slope is picking up speed. It will only get faster.
Marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.
The left had better be careful what they wish for...
This one should be fairly easy to combat. The Democrat party is embracing the Muslims in Congress and we all know what Muslims want to do to homosexuals. Bring it on! Give them a fight.
One never has to apologize for attacking White / Christians - they are the enemies of the deep state, corporatist media and their globalist / statist backers.
Pull your head out of the sand people. You are targets
Jesus said we’d be persecuted in ALL NATIONS for His name’s sake. We shouldn’t be surprised.
There are a lot more Catholic Democrats in Congress than Catholic Republicans, and the Catholic Republicans aren’t generally actually conservative.
Steve King of Iowa is a conservative Catholic Republican, and he’s been targeted for removal from office. Who’s next?
Well, yeah. Most of us have been there for a while now.
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