Watch: Ben Shapiro Defends Mike Pence Against Anti-Christian Attacks - 'Really Quite Disgusting'
The more liberals continue to sling hateful remarks at Vice President Mike Pence for his Christian faith, the more I wonder: Wouldn’t he be a wonderful extension of the Trump administration and its culture-changing attitudes if he became president?
For decades the left has systematically chipped away at anything supporting Christian values. Its latest target is Pence and how he holds his faith close as he navigates his political career.
The anti-Christian attacks might not be having the effect liberals are hoping for. As conservative pundit Ben Shapiro put it in an interview Thursday night on Fox News with Shannon Bream, “This is how we got Trump.”
Bream pointed out that Pence is now being labeled by liberals as a “Christian supremacist.” In fact, the new book “The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence” calls the vice president the “most successful Christian supremacist in American history” and claims the United States could become a theocracy if Pence becomes president.
Frank Bruni of The New York Times had a scathing description of Pence in his review of the book, headlined “Mike Pence: Holy Terror.”
“There are problems with impeaching Donald Trump,” Bruni wrote. “A big one is the holy terror waiting in the wings.
“That would be Mike Pence, who mirrors the boss more than you realize. He’s also self-infatuated. Also a bigot. Also a liar. Also cruel.”
Joy Behar of “The View” also bashed Pence’s strong faith, calling it a “mental illness.” (She later apologized.)
In the wake of these comments, Shapiro told Bream that “there is a baseline level of hatred for Christians from the cultural left.”
“There’s this belief that everybody who deeply believes their faith is actually secretly a bigot, that the reason they are acting out their religion in public is not because they believe their religion, but because they are using their religion as a cover for bigotry,” he said.
Shapiro noted that’s clearly not true, and all it does is demonstrate the “militant secularism of the left.”
He has a pretty good handle on liberals’ logic and their strategy for labeling their opposition.
“It turns out that no matter how bad the Republican supposedly is the next Republican will inevitably be even worse,” Shapiro said. “Mike Pence will certainly be worse. He’s a worse person, a scarier person than Donald Trump.
“You always think there is some limit to the lengths to which the left will go to portray a Republican as bad, but no matter how much they hate Trump the next guy they’ll hate just as much or more because he’s the next guy. That’s just how it works.”
Shapiro said it’s “amazing that the folks who are saying that Mike Pence wants to run a theocracy ignore the fact that Mike Pence is a constitutional conservative who wants to limit the size and scope of government. The only theocrats, the only people who actually want to rule from above by instituting their moral preferences on society from the top down, are the folks on the left, who actually want to invade rights on a regular basis and force people to do things that they don’t want to do.
“It’s a lot more common on the left than it is on the right, so they’re actually using their own theocratic tendencies toward government, which a lot of folks on the radical left see as a quasi God-like figure; they’re using that own theocratic tendency and then projecting it onto people like Mike Pence. It’s really quite disgusting.”
However, maybe targeting faith isn’t the way to go here for liberals.
In April, The Hill reported that Christian support for President Trump was at an all-time high.
“Seventy-five percent of white evangelical respondents in the poll said they view Trump favorably, while just 22 percent said they view him unfavorably,” the report said.
So, go ahead, liberals. Keep going after Christians, their faith, their lifestyle, their choices. You might not be firing up your secular base as much as you are energizing Christians.
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