“I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order”
— Mike Pence, 2016 GOP Convention
We thought it appropriate that Mike Pence introduce the Color U.S. Trumped story since he is going to be carrying a lot of water for the Trump Administration. Mike Pence’s career in Indiana politics has been marked by time working on “religious freedom” legislation. His actions are understandable when you consider this excerpt from Time Magazine: “Pence… called being gay a choice and said keeping gays from marrying was not discrimination, but an enforcement of ‘God’s idea.'”
The Problem: Pence’s blatant bigotry is a real problem for people who have and will suffer as he makes and shapes policy. He is unapologetic about the fact that he would like to take away the civil rights of a large subset of Americans.
His record on immigration, education, the environment, trade, guns, and personal ethics aren’t much better so our depiction of Pence with the halo could not be more ironic.
Here’s What Mike Pence Said on LGBT Issues Over the Years