Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen addressed attendees of a National Day of Prayer event outside the White House on Thursday.
Shortly before introducing President Donald Trump, Pence bragged of the president’s accomplishments, saying:
“President Trump has taken steps to ensure that the Federal Government will never, ever penalize anyone for their religious beliefs ever again.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 2, 2019
While the sentiment is nice, the vice president seems to be forgetting one thing…
Pence infamously threw his support behind Executive Order 13769, or Trump’s ban on entry to the United States for citizens of predominantly Muslim countries.
I mean, you know, except for that thing where he banned an entire religion from entering the country. https://t.co/KUvGK3kkMG
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) May 2, 2019
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 2, 2019
[Offer does not apply to Muslims]
— Steve Minard (@MusicManMinard) May 2, 2019
Little help here.
— Muslim Advocates (@MuslimAdvocates) May 2, 2019
So when Pence said “religious beliefs,” people inferred that his words only applied to Christianity.
Aka stacking the courts with radical zealots that support Christianity over other religions and civil liberties for others.
— CyndyLouHoo (@CyndyTummins) May 2, 2019
That was my thought…the words are nice, but he means the Christian Right.
— Rachel (@rachel2crafty) May 3, 2019
Thoughts and prayers.