The cockles of my heart are so warmed by the fact that Mike and Mother Pence are having lunch with a gay couple, that i may just roast marshmallows. Ain’t it grand how warm and inclusive the Pences are? They’re actually going to sit at the same table and eat food with a gay man and his husband — a union which they have both gone on record disavowing the legality of, declaring it to be contrary to the ways of Gawd.
In what has been described as the most desperate and self-serving tweet of this administration to date (and that’s saying a lot) Pence’s token gay deputy press secretary made the announcement of this momentous occasion, the Pences having lunch with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and spouse, the takeaway being that Mike Pence is not anti-gay, because he’s actually willing to sit down with them at the same table and share a meal. Sort of like if the biggest jock in the high school, known for openly favoring the KKK, deigned to eat lunch with the new black kid, to show that he wasn’t a racist. Same difference.
To be clear: they expect us to be happy that Pence didn't cancel a meeting with the Prime Minister of Ireland because of the Prime Minister's sexuality. https://t.co/92K6bPl4yP
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) September 3, 2019
LOL. He's so not anti-gay he's willing to meet with a foreign head of government when to do otherwise would create a major international incident. This is tantamount to dancing on a float in a Pride parade. https://t.co/TfC9lsxbLf
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 3, 2019
For those who do not live in Hollywood, let me explain that having lunch with someone does not prove you don't hate them. https://t.co/SwVDzv2xy5
— Joel Stein (@thejoelstein) September 3, 2019
I hope these two gay men that Mike Pence is deigning to break bread with appreciate the fact that Pence is willing to eat with them rather than try to electrocute them out of being gay. One small step for gay rights, one gigantic step for Mike Pence.