Mike Pence’s advice to anti-gay group: ‘Spend more time on your knees than on the internet’

Vice President Mike Pence may want to choose his words more carefully in the future, if he wishes to avoid jokes from social media users.

A double-entendre of Pence’s recently spoken words was noticed by many on Twitter, after the vice president addressed the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian-liberty organization, on Tuesday, reported the Washington Times.

Pence was discussing with a panelist how difficult life in politics is, and how it sometimes teaches him to be forgiving of his political enemies.

“As a Christian believer we’re charged to pray for our loved ones, but also pray for our enemies. You have lots of opportunities in politics to do that,” Pence said.

As for his biggest bit of advice to the group? Pence suggested that they should “spend more time on your knees than on the internet.

While the message Pence sent was meant to convey the benefits of prayer, many on social media read it in a different way, which suggests the vice president ought to be more careful in his word choices.


If that’s the advice he’s giving to his supporters in Christian circles, it appears not to be the advice he’s giving to his boss, President Donald Trump.

The president continues to spend much of his “executive time” on social media, publishing tweets that attack his enemies in vitriolic (and definitely not “forgiving”) ways.

These include tweets in recent weeks where Trump has disparaged Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) and the entire city of Baltimore, as well as suggesting to four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries of origin, in spite of the fact that three of the four were born in the U.S. (and the fourth congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, has been in the U.S. as a citizen longer than Trump’s own wife has, per reporting from HuffPost).

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Chris Walker

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