V.P. Pence Appears at Homophobic Sermon

Mike Pence at Holy City Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tennessee (Photo via Mike Pence Official Twitter)

Vice-President Mike Pence visited and spoke at a Memphis, Tennessee church on Sunday, January 21 where the ministers preached about homosexuality as a product of Satan.  The church, Holy City Church of God in Christ, also received a wider audience thanks to the sermon being streamed live on the official White House YouTube channel.

According to NBC News, after Pence spoke to the congregation about standing up for “the values that you hold dear,” Bishop Jerry Wayne exhorted about the “demonic” lifestyle of homosexuality.  Taylor also made the incorrect assertion that homosexuality only occurs among humans.

“You never see two male animals coming together,” he said. “We’ve got to expose what the devil is doing.”



GLAAD tweeted on January 21 concerning Pence’s appearance:

“Wish we could say we were surprised that the Vice President spoke at a church event where the bishop spouted vile things about LGBTQ people. But here we are.”

GLAAD also added this appearance to their list of anti-LGBTQ actions of the Trump Administration, which is up to 136.

Sources: NBC News, GLAAD

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