It was December 8, 2015–just over a year ago. Then Governor Mike Pence tweeted. His tweet was liked by 154,552 people. It was retweeted 211,730 times. His tweet was simple and to the point:
“Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.”
I wanted to make sure this wasn’t fake news circulating the feeds. I searched his Twitter account, and there it is.
And today he works in a White House that just did this very thing.
I guess most politicians are opportunists and liars. So why do I find Pence’s lies and opportunism so virulently offensive? Because he claims to be a Christian first and foremost, above everything else. Yes, Jesus. I can hear Jesus saying: Build that wall. Throw out those refugees. Turn away from Muslims.
In my humble opinion, he’s a liar and an opportunist first and foremost.