The last few years have seen a marked increase in anti-Christian bigotry and attacks in America.
And while it’s not to the point of Christians being killed, they are being mocked, derided, ridiculed, and slandered.
Now the anti-Christian bigots and thugs are launching vicious attacks on the Vice President of the United States.
Around the world anti-Christian terrorists are rounding up, torturing, and killing Christians who refuse to renounce their faith.
Churches are being bombed and set on fire, missionaries tortured and raped, and Christians beheaded all in the name of “tolerance.”
While we have seen very little of that violence here in the U.S. there is no doubt attacks against Christians are on the rise.
Hollywood and the entertainment industry ridicule, slander, and attack the Christian faith in movies, music, and on Broadway.
The media has ramped up its hit pieces on any group that professes a Christian belief.
And in politics, we have seen attacks launched by Democrats, socialists, Antifa thugs, and even elected officials recently.
It now seems any time there is a call to prayer the leftists pounce and attack prayer itself.
And now these so-called “tolerant” leftists, science deniers, and Muslim fanatics have launched attacks on Vice President Mike Pence and his call to prayer over the coronavirus.
Of course, these aren’t the first such attacks against Vice President Pence.
The intolerant left ridiculed him unmercifully for his belief that a man should not be alone with a woman other than his wife (maybe Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Weinstein, George Clooney, Anthony Weiner, and other leftists should have taken that advice).
Now, as Americans grapple with the very real fear of the coronavirus, we are reminded also just how fragile human beings are.
As the virus begins to spread and joins with an almost historically bad flu season health is threatened, lives are threatened, and the very fabric of our society appears in the balance.
While the media inflates all such threats to “sell newspapers” there is no doubt this virus poses a real threat to American society.
Already there has been talk of massive school and event cancelations, forced testing, and even martial law.
And the cost economically is likely to be in the hundreds of TRILLIONS of dollars. Already the airline industry, cruise ship business, and tourism industry are being devastated.
So, for most Christians and Jews, as well as Muslims, and anyone else who believes in prayer, asking God’s help in this battle should in no way be controversial.
And, being both the Vice President and a devout Christian, that’s exactly what Vice President Mike Pence decided to do.
An official White House photo from February 26 showed Pence and the “Coronavirus Task Force” opening their meeting in prayer.
The attacks were swift and brutal. They started with the typical unleashing a tidal wave of “prayer shaming” (a term used to attack those who offer “thoughts and prayers” in times of tragedies).
But it soon got worse.
One of the most viral tweets of this photo was captioned: “Mike Pence and his coronavirus emergency team praying for a solution. We are so F$%*&’d.”
A website ran the photo with a headline that read: “Symbolic of the moral and intellectual decay at the White House, a photo shows Vice President Mike Pence and his team trying to pray away the coronavirus.” Pence prays because he’s a “religious extremist,” the site continued.
Another take said: “It’s not a joke when people say these Republicans are trying to stop a virus with prayer. What else did anyone expect? Science? Reason? Something sensible?”
Prayer, it seems, has become politically unacceptable, anti- science, bad governing, a joke, or even worse worthy of scorn and threats of violence.
As this kind of cultural anti-Christian bias continues, it is time for Christians to stand up and fight back.
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