Buried in a new feature in The New Yorker about the dangers posed to progressive ideals by a possible President Pence if, and hopefully WHEN, Trump is removed from office.
“[A]ccording to a longtime associate, Trump also likes to
‘let Pence know who’s boss.‘
A staff member from Trump’s campaign recalls him mocking Pence’s religiosity. He said that, when people met with Trump after stopping by Pence’s office, Trump would ask them,
‘Did Mike make you pray?‘
Two sources also recalled Trump needling Pence about his views on abortion and homosexuality. During a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump belittled Pence’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legal scholar had said that, if the Supreme Court did so, many states would likely legalize abortion on their own.
“You see?” Trump asked Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.”
When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked,
“Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!”
Pence has reportedly been the impetus behind efforts to curb LGBTQ rights on a national level. As governor of Indiana, he signed a religious freedom law that proved so unpopular he was forced to backpedal.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently issued religious freedom memos, satisfying the demands right-wingers had been making, the latest in a continued attack on the LGBTQ community.
The Trump administration is so the LGBTQ community that it went so far as to pull support from a ceremony at the Stonewall National Monument, and to ensure that a pride flag would NOT go up on federal land.
One thing is pretty clear. you can even ask Caitlyn Jenner. Trump or a Pence in the Oval Office is disaster for the LGBTQ community.
(Photo, youTube; via LGBTQ Nation)