Speaking on Jordan Peterson’s podcast, former Vice President Mike Pence made a misstep.
Peterson probably didn’t notice, nor would most of Peterson’s audience. And many like Pence, who identify themselves as born-again Christians, also may not have given it much thought.
Pence was agreeing with Peterson in opposition to transgender medications and surgeries applied to children.
After Pence took a strong position against such things being performed on children, he followed it with this statement: “I’m libertarian enough to say if you’re an adult, you live while you live.
“You know, I may not agree with decisions you make but we’ll love you and love our neighbor as ourselves as my faith requires, right? But live and let live.”
He followed that with: “But for our kids, absolutely not.”
Sensible people like Pence and Peterson are right on the money opposing such nonsense.
But Pence’s libertarian stance requires further thought. Most people, including a lot of conservatives and conservative Christians would agree with him.
But when the former vice president and current presidential candidate injects “my faith” into his statement, people who share his faith should take note.
Orthodox Christians of all persuasions agree that while our relationship with God is personal, there is a communion of believers — with the emphasis on communion — which does not recognize sanctified libertarianism.
Twitter comments, in effect, concur, as Luke Macias tweeted “This is wrong” and Carl Blomgren said: “When libertarian ideals go beyond biblical limits…”