Mike Pence's questionable history with LGBTQ issues has been long and well-documented. Perhaps most shocking, however, is that he makes so little effort to correct his course.
Pence recently visited the Holy City Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tennessee to speak. While he was there, the pastor gave an incredibly homophobic sermon, saying LGBTQ people were possessed by demons.
The pastor's speech, which was streamed on the White House's official website and YouTube account, featured Bishop Jerry Wayne Taylor describing Pence as "one of the most persecuted Christians in America."
In his speech, given mere moments after Pence spoke, said that gay people were possessed by the Devil.
"We have to encourage young men and women to get married. It's a demonic spirit that causes a woman to want to lie with another woman. It's a demonic spirit that causes a man to be attracted to another man."
Lmao this woman during Mike Pence’s speech right now about Dr. Martin Luther King https://t.co/nu2hwB7We0— Alex Peter (@Alex Peter)1579459679.0
He also said:
"If a man gets attracted to me, he's gonna be in trouble. Don't put your hands on me! Amen. God didn't make us for that."
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: White House streams Bishop's sermon -"We’ve got to expose what the devil is doing, y’all"… https://t.co/wLFM6zf03F— dvtv rich (@dvtv rich)1579564196.0
The Bishop then made this joke to loud cheers:
"He made a man to be a man. If you want to know what God made you, when you go to the bathroom, just check your plumbing. What kind of plumbing are you using?"
Mike Pence is “honored” to officially represent President Trump at church service that Attacks Gays, Lesbians, Tran… https://t.co/1nt226Hr8V— Avid Atheist (@Avid Atheist)1579570384.0
@Uncle_Jebus Scary to think a crazy loon like that is second in command!— stephen wilde (@stephen wilde)1579588118.0
Adding inaccuracy to his homophobia, the pastor then falsely said homosexuality must be caused by the devil because animals don't exhibit homosexual behavior (many do).
"You never see two male animals coming together. Animals have not left the place that God called them to be in, they stay in that place. We've got to expose what the devil is doing, y'all."
People attack the @VP because he believes in torturing gay men to "cure" them, he says he is a Christian and suppor… https://t.co/PYtWHCnc4f— 💧Ben F Bridges (@💧Ben F Bridges)1555297737.0
During his speech, Vice President Pence promised to "stand strong for the values that you hold dear."
Hey @vp, Take some time off from worshipping the DEVIL and actually read what Jesus said. He didn't say anything ab… https://t.co/ChG8GKjuAD— Spy Dog (@Spy Dog)1562993283.0
Overall, people were exhausted that one of our most powerful representatives in government continues to support anti-LGBTQ causes.
But goodness knows we won't have long to wait before Vice President Pence gives us another opportunity to be disgusted.