'Don't doubt Trump's faith' says VP nominee Mike Pence

'Don't doubt Trump's faith' says VP nominee Mike Pence September 19, 2016

Religious voters in the US should have no reservations about Donald Trump’s commitment to Christianity, says Mike Pence, above left, the Republican Governor of Indiana.
According to this report, Vice-President nominee Pence said there is no question as to the authenticity of the Republican presidential nominee’s faith.
During the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voters Summit held on Saturday, Pence vowed to champion faith values and promote religious liberty, defund abortion service provider Planned Parenthood, and champion pro-family policies.

Donald Trump and I know that to confront these challenging times, we have to recognise that our present crisis is not merely economic and political, but moral in nature.
We will not restore this nation with public policy alone. It will require public virtue. And that emanates from the traditional institutions of our nation of family and religion.
At the centre of all of our policies will be the notion of the importance and the paramount importance of the family, and also will be at the centre of our policies will be a commitment to ensure the vitality and the freedom of religion of every American and every religious institution in the land.

During their campaign, Pence said he and Trump wanted to make it a point to pray together. But with so many things to do, Pence said he was not sure if Trump would be able to do that. He was pleased, though, to find out that the presidential hopeful would always find a way to pray.

I thought it might have passed out of his mind. It might have been something we’d forget. But, no, sure enough, he came walking right up to me and he grabbed me by the hand and grabbed my wife and my daughter by the hand, and he asked Karen to pray. And she did.

Because of that simple gesture, Pence is convinced Trump’s devotion to God is genuine, and it’s not something he conveniently came up with to lure voters.

I’ll tell you what. I think at the very core, the very heart, of this good man is a faith,. It’s a faith in God and a faith in the American people.

And what I ask you to do today is to work every day in what remains of this election to restore that kind of faith back to the centre of the American government. We can do it, but it’s not going to be done without you.

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  • AgentCormac

    Actually, the US electorate should doubt every last thing that Trump says and stands for. The man is a very, very dangerous fuckwit who knows nothing about world politics but knows precisley how to get a reaction by using racist, mysogynist rhetoric which appeals to those who feel disenfranchised. He also changes his mind endlessly on just about anything – so long as it means people will vote for him.

  • Broga

    What a load of unmitigated, reeking, stomach churning cobblers. Amazing to think that Trump – whose values never seem to extend beyond saying what he thinks will get his dopey followers to vote for him – could become President.
    If he does then his howling supporters are in for a huge disappointment because this clown cannot do what he has recklessly promised. He might, of course, just do enough to wreck the USA and possibly cause catastrophe throughout the rest of the world.
    With Trump, Putin, Kim Whatsit (the man with the unfortunate haircut in N. Korea), Isis and assorted nutters running countries I fear we may yet see Armageddon. When the catastrophe starts to take hold the churches will be crammed with the very people who supported the madness who will run whining to their God to save them.
    PS I was tempted to add St Theresa of Downing Street to the list of leaders in view of her religious views.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    If only the Clinton Crime Syndicate was any better…

  • John the Drunkard

    You want to know what’s wrong with America? CoastalMaineBird and company.
    They’ll bang on their high-chairs in time to the country being marched off a cliff.

  • AgentCormac

    You’re absolutely right – Trump’s ‘values’ are nothing more than soundbites for those who find it difficult to think for themselves. If Spitting Image was still going (if only!) the producers would be hard pushed to make a satirical charicature of this buffoon he’s such a one-dimentional clown. Speaking of Spitting Image, the show hadn’t crossed my mind for years , but here’s one of my favourite ‘god’ scenes:

  • sailor1031

    What amazes me about this whole election tragicomedy is the fact that the Republicans have selected the only candidate who has difficulty defeating Clinton while the Democrats have selected the only candidate who has difficulty beating Trump. It is obvious to any serious observer that neither Clinton nor Trump have any values other than expediency and self-advantage. As for Pence he was a truly awful governor and will if elected be a truly disastrous vice-president. Despite the laughter it is very sad that it has actually come to this nadir. We are doomed!

  • Broga

    @AgentCormac: Is it not truly, mind bogglingly, amazing that despite all Trump’s ridiculous statements, his changes of mind, his divorces, his business problems and debts, his ignorance of world problems, his hypocrisy and yet his many supporters see him as the man to solve the problems of the USA.
    This flaky deceiver is actually seen as a man who epitomises family values. His incredible promises are received as factual statements of what will happen. The endless exposure of his nonsense is ignored.
    How can this be happening? How can his ecstatic supporters be so accepting? What strange mental activity lets them see this dangerous, self seeking, opportunist as their salvation? How can anyone with the slightest common sense or intelligence regard this man with any seriousness?
    Perhaps one of our USA contributors has the answer?

  • Michael

    Jesus would have wanted to build a wall and get Mexicans to pay for it .its probably in the bible somewhere .

  • barriejohn

    Yeah – Trump’s a believer all right:
    “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
    “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
    Jesus said unto him, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

  • barriejohn

    Michael: You mean a wall to keep out people like Donald Trump?

  • barriejohn

    Broga: Nothing has changed over the years. Trump and his supporters would have loved this man – the inspiration for Elmer Gantry, much to his annoyance (he called Sinclair Lewis “Satan’s cohort”!):

  • Trump is apparently very well hung. He’d get my vote any old time. Besides, Trump is far preferable to the pneumonia-prone head-banger Hillary Clinton. Lets face it, poor old Hillary is ripe for the nut-house.

  • Cali Ron

    Trump is a proven liar, deceiver, racists, litigator, cheater as well as not very bright intellectually (I’m being kind here). Trump serves only one god and that god is Trump. Hilary is a typical politician, whom I really don’t like, but at least I know she’ll try to curry political favor to further her career. That makes her predictable and at least somewhat reined in. Trump on the other hand is completely unpredictable and has the potential to not only screw America, but the rest of the free world, too.
    To believe in Trump takes the same kind of blind faith it takes to believe in god. It’s not a coincident that most of his ardent followers are born again evangelicals. Easily deluded and willing to trust someone who has proven he can’t be trusted. None are so blind….
    So for America it’s be a Trump lemming and follow each other off the cliff or a reluctant enabler of the continued Clinton political empire. Sigh! America doesn’t need to be made great again, but it probably will if Trump gets elected.

  • Cali Ron

    MFR: Did you miss the size of Trump’s hands and would you actually vote for someone based on the size of their penis?

  • Vanity Unfair

    As the saying goes, Donald Trump is a self-made man who worships his creator.
    Politicians tell lies; that is a given. However, we found out in June that sometimes people prefer the big lies.

  • “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” – Grammy-winning President Barack Obama.
    Well… I think the Prophet of Islam was a wicked man who told lies. No future for me?

  • Drat

    Time to give up on the USA. If someone like Trump is the best they can put up front then it’s clear the whole American adventure has reached the end of its evolutionary line. Better learn a Chinese language quick and turn to te east for alliances. The USA is going (gone) down the toilet.

  • Drat

    If Trump gets in then the world is in grave danger of an apocalyptic war on a global scale. The incendiary mix of Trump, Putin, Islamofacists, Israel, Pakistan, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia blah blah blah the disintegrating EU and numerous socioreligiopolitical tensions and battles over resources is highly likely to go exponentially unstable. Be afraid. Dig your bunker starting today.

  • Newspaniard

    I don’t know too much about the USA, presidential voting system but I thought that other parties were able to put forward independent candidates. None of these others have been mentioned. Do the voters have no choice other than between a crook and a fool?

  • gedediah

    Criticism of Clinton is way overstated. Sure she’s got a few past indiscretions but which political leader hasn’t? Trump is a whole other ballgame.

  • David Anderson

    Newspaniard; There are indeed independent candidates in the election, Jill Stein (?) for the Green party is one. However, their support is so small that any vote for them is a vote thrown away.
    I can agree that Trump is a crook but why do you think that Clinton is a fool?

  • barriejohn

    David Anderson: Are you being sarcastic? He surely means that Clinton is a crook and Trump a fool. Over here in the good old UK, I see the criticism of Hillary as overdone, but the fact is that there are many Democrats who are absolutely determined that they will not vote for her – even if that hands victory to the fat fraud.

  • Cali Ron

    The Republicans have been attacking Hilary, throwing every little bit of mud they can find, conjure or pretend exists for 20 years and it’s taken it’s toll. They investigated Benghazi at least 8 times and even though they never really produced any damning evidence they’ve produced the impression she’s hiding something. Her penchant for secrecy and obfuscation tends to play into their hands too.
    Newspainard: No independent candidate has ever been able to garner enough support to be a serious contender, but they do siphon votes away from the major candidates and can be spoilers in that sense. By voting independent because you don’t like a major candidate you may actually be helping to elect that candidate.
    Personally I find Hilary a poor choice and distasteful, but Trump is just to narcissistic and crazy to trust with the nuclear codes. I can’t quite figure out how otherwise normally intelligent people would even consider voting for a man who lies constantly, refuses to reveal anything about his financial and business dealings, has the maturity level of a 10 year old and demonstrates practically no knowledge of world politics. Frankly, he’s just a blithering asshole.
    Clearly, the educational systems in America are failing us.

  • David Anderson

    barriejohn,; Yes I was. I see Trump as a crook and a fool but he is certainly fooling the Republican party and their voters.
    The democrats should just hold their nose and vote for Clinton. As other people have said up-thread, a victory for Trump would be a disaster for the USA and the rest of the world.

  • sailor1031

    Ya know, if I was mexican I might well contribute to the cost of a wall if it would keep Donald Trump out.

  • Vote Trump.