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.”
“So you need to prepare your minds for action, men and women,” the vice president warned. “You need to show that we can love God and our neighbor at the same time through words and deeds.” “Men and women of Liberty University Class of 2019, as you strive for greatness, know that you will face challenges. You’ll face opposition,” Pence noted. “But just know this. If like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you end up in the fire, there’ll be another in the fire. Delivering the keynote address at Liberty University’s 46th Commencement ceremony Saturday, Vice President Pence also told graduates they graduated at the right time due to President Donald Trump’s growing economy.