May 23rd, 2018 18:21 EST
Mike Pence Claims Religion Is Gaining Ground! Wrong It's Losing Ground Because of Hypocrites Like Him
"Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Vice President Mike Pence told the graduates that religion in the United States is going strong.
`The percentage of Americans who live out their religion on a weekly basis - praying, going to church, reading and believing in the Bible - has remained remarkably consistent over the decades, even as the population of the United States has grown by leaps and bounds,` Pence said during his May 12 speech. `I mean, think about it, today, relative to the population, four times as many Americans go to church on a regular basis than at the time of our nation`s founding. Religion in America isn`t receding. It`s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day.`"
Mike Pence is an evangelical zealot, he constantly invokes his faith in his private conversations and in his speeches. If Pence was a private citizen, it would be perfectly acceptable if he referenced only Christianity when speaking of religion in general at a commencement ceremony.
But Pence isn`t a private citizen, he`s the Vice President of a religiously diverse democracy, and he shouldn`t talk only of "people going to church, and reading and believing in the Bible." He should also have mentioned the people of faith who attend mosques and temples.
Pence declared that religion in America isn`t receding, and that faith is gaining new life across America. This is a patently false statement, Americans are growing disillusioned with religion, in no small part, because of hypocrites like Pence who claim to be Christians but support legislation that is antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
A growing number of Americans don`t have any religious affiliation, Millennials in particular have rejected the moribund religions of their parents.
Pence has done irreparable harm to the evangelical brand, by embracing Trump who resembles the Antichrist more than Jesus Christ.
Thanks to Pence and his ilk, faith is general, and evangelical Christianity in particular is losing ground in America every day.
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