Vice President Mike Pence comes across as an all-American guy, but he is not. The ultra-conservative Christian gave a three-minute adoration speech at the feet of Donald Trump last week while he waited in the wings for the president’s job. Then, he has broken a few more of the 10 Commandments, beginning with this one.
There are still big questions about Pence’s involvement in Russiagate. He appeared to worship the president rather than the big man upstairs, and he hates the LGBT community. His vacation neighbors got even, though. They placed a rainbow banner on a stone pillar at the end of the driveway to the home where he has been vacationing over the holidays. According to The Aspen Times, it read:
‘Make America Gay Again.’
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione said:
‘You couldn’t miss it.’
Then, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said one of his deputies was there when the neighbor draped the banner:
‘He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who’d tell him he couldn’t do it. When they said, “We’re not here to control your free speech rights,” they came out with chili and began feeding them.’
Pence was governor of Indiana before he became Donald Trump’s vice president and a member of Congress prior to that. He has described himself as:
‘(A) Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.’
When Pence was governor of Indiana, he signed into law bills that encouraged discrimination against LGBTQ citizens. Pence was also against a law that prohibited workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people, and he opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” At one time, he said that marriage equality was “societal collapse,” the Aspen Times reported.
DiSalvo said that Aspen has a bit of a rebellious streak:
‘This town had a history of irreverence when it came to our visitors. We seem to have lost that a bit, but this is an extension of that.’
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