When Donald Trump won the Republican nomination in 2016, GOP leadership thought long and hard about who his running mate would be. The decision was made to put Mike Pence in the spot. They hoped Pence’s Evangelical beliefs would counteract Trump’s complete and utter absence of morals.
During a recent event at the University of Virginia, Pence was asked how he would react if his theoretical son came out as gay. The former Vice President responded, “I’d look him in the eye and tell him, I love you. I believe marriage was ordained by God and instituted in the law. But we live in a pluralistic society, and the way we go forward and the way we come together as a country united, I believe, is when we respect your right to believe, and my right to believe, what we believe.”
After Alyssa Farah opined that Pence may be coming around on the issue, Sunny Hostin reacted:
“You know, I appreciate what you’re saying about about your former boss and, Mike Pence. I think he’s lying on that tape. And I think that, you know, words are meaningless when your actions say differently. Right? And let’s just take a look very briefly at Mike Pence’s record with the LGBTQ+ community. In 200, he said during his congressional campaign that Congress should oppose any effort to put gay and lesbian relationships on an equal legal status with heterosexual marriage.”
PENCE TARGETS CANCEL CULTURE IN SPEECH: Former Vice Pres. Mike Pence made a speech at the University of Virginia discussing “how to save America from the woke left” saying cancel culture is freedom – #TheView co-hosts and guest co-hosts @Alyssafarah Griffin and @JuliaHaart react. pic.twitter.com/cVwPlnFwMU
— The View (@TheView) April 13, 2022
Hostin wasn’t done, ” Let me continue. In 2004, Mike Pence co-sponsored a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. In 2007, he voted against the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. In 2010, he voted against the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal. In 2015, he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act…”
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