According to The New Yorker, Republican President Donald Trump delights in talking about his Vice President’s hatred of the LGBTQ community:
“During a meeting with a legal scholar…when the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked, ‘”Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!'”
“There have been other evangelical Christians in the White House, including [Jimmy] Carter and George W. Bush, but Pence’s fundamentalism exceeds theirs.
“In 2002, [Pence] declared that ‘educators around America must teach evolution not as fact but as theory,’ alongside such theories as intelligent design, which argues that life on Earth is too complex to have emerged through random mutation.”
“After Barack Obama was elected President, Pence became an early voice of the Tea Party movement, which opposed taxes and government spending with an angry edge. Pence’s tone grew more militant, too. In 2011, he made the evening news by threatening to shut down the federal government unless it defunded Planned Parenthood.”
“He sponsored an unsuccessful amendment to the Affordable Care Act that would have made it legal for government-funded hospitals to turn away a dying woman who needed an abortion. (Later, as governor of Indiana, he signed a bill barring women from aborting a physically abnormal fetus; the bill also required fetal burial or cremation, including after a miscarriage. A federal judge recently found the law unconstitutional.)”