According to Mike Pence, the election of Donald Trump as president has been a boon to Christianity because more Americans are saying they’re religious since the most immoral man to ever hold the office became leader of the free world.
During a commencement address at Hillsdale College in Michigan Saturday afternoon, Pence proudly declared:
“Faith in America is rising again because President Trump and our entire administration have been advancing the very principles that you learned here in the halls of Hillsdale College. The principles that have always been the source of America’s greatness and strength.
“Facts are facts. Faith is rising across America.”
Of course, Pence offered no evidence of his assertion, probably because he has none, and even if he did, it would come from a poll conducted by Fox News or some other source of pro-Trump propaganda.
While he was at it, the holier-than-thou vice president also tried to rewrite American history, claiming that the United States was founded as a Christian nation:
“Faith has always been the wellspring of hope for millions of Americans, and from our Founding, faith has been the foundation of our freedom, and religion essential to our republic.”
Is that right? Then how does Pence explain this quote from Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
“The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. … But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding….”
That line is from a letter to fellow Founding Father, John Adams, who had this to say about America being Christian:
“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
Near the end of his speech, Pence tossed out this specious bit of “fact”:
“The percentage of Americans who live out their religion on a weekly basis – by praying, going to church, and 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.”
Wrong again, Mike!
According to the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, more than 40 percent of Americans claim they go to church on a weekly basis. But less than 20 percent are actually in church. That means more than 80 percent of Americans don’t go near a church on Sunday.
In other words, for a Christian, Mike Pence sure does lie a hell of a lot, doesn’t he?
Here’s the Veep lying his ass off in Michigan:
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