Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence's faith was incredibly on display at the vice presidential debate last night, enough that MSNBC's especially liberal commentator Rachel Maddow called him "a hard-line, hard-core religious right guy," according to MRC NewsBusters.
During the debate, Pence gave a quick testimony on national television, saying, "My Christian faith became real for me when I made a personal decision for Christ when I was a freshman in college, and I've tried to live that out — however imperfectly — every day of my life since. With my wife at my side, we followed a calling into public service, where we've tried to keep faith with the values that we cherish."
Responding to a question, Pence said, "With regard to when I struggle, I appreciate...I have a great deal of respect for Senator Kaine's sincere faith, I truly do, but for me the sanctity of life proceeds out of the belief — that ancient principle — where God says 'Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you.' And so, for my first time in public life, I've sought to stand with great passion for the sanctity of life."
He soon shifted to the Hillary campaign's obsession with abortion, saying, "What I can't understand is with Hillary Clinton, and now Senator Kaine at her side, is to support a practice like partial-birth abortion. I know, Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally, but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema for me. I just can't conscience about a party that supports that."
Pence added, "For me, my faith informs my life. I try and spend a little time on my knees every day. But it all for me begins with cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value of every human life."
Democrat opponent Tim Kaine then tried to defend Hillary's stance on abortion with faith as a backdrop (starting after 2:10):
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