Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Not All Are Speaking Well Of VP-Elect Pence
It was Jesus Himself who taught that we should beware when all people speak well of us.
While Mike Pence is loved and respected throughout the Christian community for his deeply held personal faith in Jesus Christ---and his leadership ability, not all are "speaking well of him."
The far Left progressive's reaction to our recent election has taken on many faces. Look who is taking action against Mike Pence even before he and Trump are sworn in.
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It was Jesus who warned (Luke 6), "Woe to you when all people speak well of you..."
Mike Pence seems to be doing quite well in that respect.
Before he and Trump are even sworn in, far Left progressives, who are still suffering the shock of losing an election that couldn't be lost, are on the attack.
Planned Parenthood says they are experiencing a surge of donations in the wake of the US election, "and a number of Americans are opening their wallets and directing their dollars at a specific target: vice-president Mike Pence."
PP says about 72,000 of the more than 260,000 donations they have received since the November election were made in the name of Pence---a fierce opponent of Planned Parenthood.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, says, "We are so grateful to this community across the country, and we will never stop fighting for them."
"This community" is, of course, the "pro-abortion community." It would not be related merely to women's health care, because study after study shows there are thousands of clinics that do not perform abortions, but are readily available to women in America.
She says, "We've stood defiant in the face of opposition for the last 100 years. We will never back down, and we will never stop providing the care our patients need. These doors will stay open, no matter what."
Translated: "We will not stop committing abortions no matter what. And we'll do it under the guise of women's health care---using federal (taxpayer) dollars."
Even the "community" in Canada is jumping in the Pence fray.
CBC reports that when Pence became governor of Indiana in 2013, "he worked to restrict access to abortion in the state and passed laws that were then challenged in federal court."
But it's worse than that because when he "was a member of Congress from 2003 to 2012, he led the fight to cut off federal funding and consistently voted in favor of anti-abortion laws."
And "the community" points out, "During the presidential campaign, Pence said he wanted to send Roe v Wade---the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion---'to the ash heap of history where it belongs'."
"The community" is also reminding us that "Pence has pledged that a 'Trump-Pence administration would defend the unborn from the first day we take office' and that their actions would include banning all federal funding for Planned Parenthood."
The Canadian abortion brethren have been paying attention: They remind us that "While Trump is known to be vague...There's no ambiguity when it comes to Pence."
Ali Slocum, a spokesman with PP, says, "People are unsure about what these next four years are going to look like underneath a new administration."
He says, "Will Mike Pence be pulling the strings? Will Trump allow him to do so?"
LifeNews says, "Abortion activists have been mocking Pence's strong pro-life record by donating in his name. The campaign began on social media about a week after the election...with a number of celebrities, including Amy Schumer and Amber Tamblyn participating."
Planned Parenthood is hurting after it suffered huge losses in the election. The abortion champion spent about $30 million to elect Hillary and other pro-abortion politicians to Congress. LifeNews notes that in addition to Hillary, many of those supported by PP lost their races.
They also note that "While Trump is a recent convert to the pro-life cause, Pence has been a long time champion for the rights of unborn babies."
In fact earlier this year, Pence signed into law an Indiana bill to ban abortions solely on an unborn baby's disability, sex or race.
As governor, he consistently supported life-affirming pregnancy and parenting resources for women and babies.
There's good reason why the pro-abortion Left is "not speaking well of him."
In October, Pence told the student body at Liberty University, "...Donald Trump and I believe that the largest abortion provider in America should not be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title 10. A Trump-Pence administration will defund Planned Parenthood and redirect those dollars to women's health care that doesn't provide abortion services."
It's ironic that when Jesus was telling those who follow Him to beware when all men speak well of you, He was explaining that the false prophets were praised while the true prophets were scorned. The more consistently we follow the Lord in our public life, the more we will be misunderstood.
It's pretty apparent that Mike Pence will indeed be "pulling some strings," and the more he pulls, the more the far Left progressives will not speak well of him.
May God bless Mike Pence.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.