I’ll keep this brief. News broke yesterday that Vice President Pence will not eat alone with another woman who isn’t his wife. To many left wing leaning constituents and journalists this is crazy radical news. Forgive me for calling hypocrite on this. They and others have spent the last year arguing that President Trump lacks character and explaining how horrified they are of his treatment of women. (I would argue rightfully so.) Now they criticize a man about how he chooses to conduct his marriage.
The same journalists have argued for a long time that we should stay out of other people’s marriages. We can’t spend most of our time arguing for more character and then be appalled when we see a different kind of character materialize in the man who is VP. Criticize his politics, argue about why he flip flopped on free trade, supported Trump or what he believes about school choice. But criticizing the way he conducts himself with his wife, particularly when he does so in an effort to protect his marriage, this just seems ludicrous to me.
This is why people are so fed up with the media. They want the media to focus on policy, on reporting without an agenda. They don’t want it to focus on a man who obviously loves the woman he chose to marry and is doing his best to protect it in the way he believes is most effective. We may not have the same boundaries. We may not live the same way. We may not see temptation as he sees temptation. Letting him choose to live his own personal life the way he wants to is called tolerance. Tolerance isn’t for just one people group, it’s for many.
To refuse the man tolerance is called judging.
I would not be surprised to hear most the people criticizing him for his life style decisions have also spent much of their life calling for people not to judge.
Let’s try it for once.