Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s new neighbors are making it known that he is not welcome.
People in his Northwest DC neighborhood, where he is staying until he moves into the Vice President’s mansion, have hung gay pride flags to let him know they disagree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act he signed into law as governor of Indiana, WJLA reported.
Faith & religion are important values to millions of IN residents. W/passage of RFRA, IN will continue to respect beliefs of all Hoosiers
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 31, 2015
The law states that the government cannot “substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion” and can be used to fight lawsuits if they believe their religious beliefs have been “substantially burdened.”
It ought not come as a big surprise that Pence is unwelcome in D.C., as the district voted 90.9 percent for Hillary Clinton.
Isle Heintzen said the displaying of the gay pride flag in Pence’s new neighborhood is “a respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” she told WJLA.
Residents on NW Washington Street where VP Elect Pence is renting a house are sending him a symbolic message. More residents may hang flags pic.twitter.com/fldYsMoP6i
— Suzanne Kennedy (@ABC7Suzanne) November 30, 2016
“I have no idea what [the Vice-President Elect] will think about, but I hope he will change his mind,” Heintzen said.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 2, 2016
Yes, because people generally change their minds when holier-than-thou liberals beat them over the head with their disapproval.
— Matt Yurus (@Matt_Yurus) December 1, 2016
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