Mike Pence’s cold appearance during a visit to the McAllen Border Patrol Station in Texas on Friday and his inaction other than blaming Democrats for something his President created resulted in #FakeChristian trending on Twitter. The Vice President was described as “stiff, uncomfortable and almost angry” in the video showing him surveying the overcrowded facility that kept hundreds of men behind a chain-link fence.
Mike Pence’s understanding of Christianity did not allow him to dine alone with women but does allow him to stare smugly at abused, desperate men and look away. pic.twitter.com/cOoHGBFX3A— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) July 14, 2019
Despite the cage being so crowded that the men would have had to sleep on top of each other if they tried to sleep all at once, and despite complaining about the smell, and despite the men telling him that they were hungry and hadn’t been allowed to bathe for weeks, and despite being given no mats or pillows so they had to sleep on the concrete floor, and despite the place not being air-conditioned in the middle of summer in Texas, Pence still had the nerve to defend the station’s conditions.
“While we hear some Democrats in Washington, D.C., referring to U.S. Customs and Border facilities as ‘concentration camps,’ what we saw today was a facility that is providing care that every American would be proud of,” he said according to a New York Times transcript.
He said this somehow at almost the same time he knew the system was “overwhelmed” and blamed Democrats for not giving more money to Customs and Border Patrol even though they literally just did.
Pence’s demeanor in the video and his inaction other than finger-pointing in the face of so much human suffering resulted in so many people calling him a fake Christian that it became a trending hashtag.
Mike Pence has used his supposed Christian beliefs to advance his political career, during which he used the same beliefs to attack LGBTQ+ rights as governor of Indiana and refuse to be alone with women other than his wife – something which unfortunately appears to be spreading. However, people who actually know anything about the teachings of Jesus have something to say after Friday’s national disgrace.
The look of discomfort on @VP 's face comes from the physical exertion of resisting the Holy Spirit convicting his heart for the sins he is willfully ignoring. The epitome of a #FakeChristian pic.twitter.com/aoWXEmFDg8— Flavortown Antifa (@E_Razmus) July 13, 2019
Leviticus 19:33,34— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 13, 2019
“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.”
Someone remind #FakeChristian @VP. Please. pic.twitter.com/WXWpihNR2r
It's #fakechristian Pence's showboating that is dishonest. He won't even look at the detainees. What would Jesus do. SICK!— Stephen Schmidt (@Schmigital) July 14, 2019
Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers in Texas https://t.co/EBfY8DAlFQ
Video shows Mike Pence ‘callously’ turning back on caged migrants while touring border detention centres – One person said: 'I saw not a single shred of pity or empathy in that empty man’s eyes' @vp #FakeChristian https://t.co/4HmtbgnG2x— ptgn123 ♻ (@ptgn123) July 13, 2019
If only Mike Pence could muster the same fake outrage over kids in cages as he does over kneeling football players #FakeChristian— Joyce Recar (@joyz65) July 13, 2019
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis (1935)#FakeChristian— Curt Flood, Jr. (@curtfloodjr) July 13, 2019
@VP #FakeChristian Leviticus 19:33,34 – “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, foryou were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.” pic.twitter.com/wVYbPySqwK— Raven Rodulfo (@ravenrodulfo) July 14, 2019
#Pence not even looking at them.— Kristine Schachinger (@schachin) July 13, 2019
This man's face says everything.
And so does the @VP
No showers. Nowhere to sleep except on concrete in shifts because there are almost 400 to a space in 90* heat.
And Pence in all his arrogance.#FakeChristian #PenceIsNotAChristian pic.twitter.com/IrwCqxXav5
Jesus would have whipped the stuffing out of Mike Pence and Donald Trump, honestly.