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The Targeting of Karen Pence is a Wake-Up Call for All American Christians
Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2019 | Travis Weber

Posted on 01/21/2019 5:56:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Vice President Pence’s 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 wouldn’t know that from reading the headlines about her, which lead the reader to believe that the driving force of Karen’s actions is the targeting of those who identify as LGBT. As we’ve 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 God’s plan of marriage is sinful (as are a myriad of things). Indeed, all of us—including myself—have fallen short of God’s standards, a reality which allows us to be so thankful that Jesus took the punishment of God’s wrath for us.

Should we really be surprised at this public hostility toward Christian beliefs? Increasingly, social elites don’t 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 don’t 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 don’t 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 don’t 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 don’t think it will come to the door of their home or their church—or their school. Yet it’s 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, it’s “morally unacceptable” for Christians to hold to their own morals—even 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 shouldn’t 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. It’s 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 you—as much as any other believer—to engage in. If you don’t, who will?


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; amyconeybarrett; antipope; bensasse; berniesanders; blackface; brettkavanaugh; brianbuescher; california; dianefeinstein; education; genderdysphoria; hawaii; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; kamalaharris; karenpence; knightsofcolumbus; lgbt; maga; maziehirono; mikepence; nebraska; popefrancis; romancatholicism; russellvought; sanfrancisco; scotus; tulsigabbard; vermont
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1 posted on 01/21/2019 5:56:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 01/21/2019 6:00:16 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a wake up call for all Americans, not just the Christians.


3 posted on 01/21/2019 6:00:38 PM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


4 posted on 01/21/2019 6:14:58 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
They're throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks best on the wife of the VP as part of their preparations for 2020 when they'll go after FLOTUS with whatever anti-Christian attacks resonate best with their base against the wife of the VP.
5 posted on 01/21/2019 6:31:13 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: SeekAndFind
And he's not kidding !

Be Alert !

Youthey-Are-After

6 posted on 01/21/2019 6:36:02 PM PST by timestax
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To: TigerClaws

very astute observation. This would indicate a planned coordinated effort. Ya’ Think!!!!!


7 posted on 01/21/2019 6:37:35 PM PST by ping jockey (The only difference between organized crime and D.C. is one is illegal and one isn't)
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To: timestax
intheway
8 posted on 01/21/2019 6:38:42 PM PST by timestax
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To: SeekAndFind

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” ....


9 posted on 01/21/2019 6:44:14 PM PST by elbook
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To: mewzilla
It’s a wake up call for all Americans, not just the Christians.

That's right. Be alert people !

10 posted on 01/21/2019 6:48:46 PM PST by timestax
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To: timestax

Great Post!

11 posted on 01/21/2019 6:52:47 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 01/21/2019 6:53:11 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind
Onward Christian soldiers

Marching as to war

With the cross of Jesus

Going on before.

The left had better be careful what they wish for...


13 posted on 01/21/2019 6:54:25 PM PST by TADSLOS (If you suck at playing the trumpet, thatÂ’s probably why.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 01/21/2019 7:02:12 PM PST by Wm F Buckley Republican (?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


15 posted on 01/21/2019 7:03:23 PM PST by foreverfree
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To: SeekAndFind

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


16 posted on 01/21/2019 7:36:47 PM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesus said we’d be persecuted in ALL NATIONS for His name’s sake. We shouldn’t be surprised.


17 posted on 01/21/2019 8:12:10 PM PST by aimhigh (1 John 3:23 "And THIS is His commandment . . . ")
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To: TigerClaws
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.

There are a lot of Catholics in congress, starting with Pelosi.
18 posted on 01/21/2019 8:13:04 PM PST by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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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?


19 posted on 01/21/2019 8:21:14 PM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Well, yeah. Most of us have been there for a while now.

20 posted on 01/21/2019 10:51:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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