One of the greatest issues weighing on Christians' minds in this upcoming election is religious liberty. We have seen religious liberty stripped by Obama's administration through the forced administration of abortion-inducing contraceptives by Christian companies and organizations as well as the newest transgender agenda Obama is forcing on the schools.
Many Christians are both inflamed and scared, wondering how Clinton's administration would make this even worse. And with good cause: Clinton has vowed to push abortion up to the day of delivery and force all Americans to pay for abortions with their taxes. She has said that those with religious convictions that say otherwise will have to change.
Thankfully, the Trump-Pence ticket promises to stand against this tide of obliterating our religious liberties. In an interview with James Dobson this week, the Christian Post reports Governor Pence made this powerful promise: "The Trump-Pence administration will be dedicated to preserving the liberties of our people, including the freedom of religion that's enshrined in our Bill of Rights."
Pence said this in reference to Obama's mandate that forces Christian business owners to pay for employee's abortion-inducing drugs. But Pence went beyond that specific issue to promise that religious liberty would be a chief goal of every decision the Trump-Pence administration would make. "Our administration is going to err on the side of freedom, we're going to err on the side of protecting our liberties of our people."
Erring on the side of religious freedom comes in direct opposition of Obama's governance. Obama has recently pushed down on the public schools, forcing them to have all-inclusive gender access to restrooms and locker rooms (and showers!), or risk their funding. Pence said Trump would not go this route, but would instead empower the local levels to resolve these issues with wisdom. "Washington has no business intruding on the operation of our local schools," Pence emphasized.
Pence told Dobson how honored he was to be interviewed by him, saying the interview was "the greatest honor of my life." He shared how being a father was his greatest role. "I'm running for vice president of the United States, and I'm governor of the state I live, but the highest office I'll ever hold, the highest position I'll ever have is dad," he said, while also honoring his wife as, "the architect of family life for your kids."
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