'Fake Christian' Is Trending On Twitter After Mike Pence's Icy Demeanor During His Visit To An Immigrant Detention Center
Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to one of the Trump administration's overcrowded detention centers last week.
Pence, who frequently refers to his devout Evangelical Christianity as the driving force behind his decisions in government, both as Governor of Indiana and as Vice President, appeared less than Christian to many people after photos and video of the VP's visit were released.
Shortly after, the hashtag #FakeChristian began to trend online.
Here are some of the images that people found appalling for a "deeply Christian" man:
Mike Pence went to a border camp dressed like he was going to a country club while men were locked in cages, callin… https://t.co/y7NLKfWbH5— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1563028458.0
Here is video of Pence from the scene...pathetic. https://t.co/FCxWbW38dP— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1563028516.0
@girlsreallyrule Proof positive that @VP is not a Christian, at least not the kind that God/Jesus would acknowledge… https://t.co/PIB3haBo4u— Jeanne (@Jeanne)1563032052.0
People, and at least one deity, began to share the many ways they found Pence and people like him to be a #FakeChristian.
Mike Pence is a #FakeChristian. Donald Trump is a #FakeChristian. Everyone who defends these immoral monsters is a #FakeChristian.— God (@God)1563095008.0
Is America a #FakeChristian Nation? Yes. Glory! https://t.co/xBACLnXY1K— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1563063541.0
Since #FakeChristian is trending and obviously pertains to Mike Pence, remember that.. Mike Pence knew about Flynn… https://t.co/2VkFJKlHNf— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1563075680.0
Mike Pence’s day so far: - Visits one of Trump’s concentration camps - Claims the camp is just fine - CNN films th… https://t.co/WZR5XI0r9A— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1563047898.0
"Who you gonna believe... me or your lying eyes?"- Groucho Marx #FakeChristian https://t.co/gGOWiZylpn— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1563095272.0
The evil of this administration is endless #FakeChristian https://t.co/odgSp6nS4P— Stop Trump 🍷 (@Stop Trump 🍷)1563147900.0
I wonder if #FakeChristian @VP #ComplicitGOP actually even bothered to show their faces at service today? https://t.co/Qo2Al6Nqj2— ATexasResister (@ATexasResister)1563116098.0
White evangelicals aren’t afraid of being called “#FakeChristian.” They’re sure they’re the “real” ones and that pr… https://t.co/vRJK6BkXO4— Chrissy is fully vaccinated (@Chrissy is fully vaccinated)1563136157.0
Honourable people do not put little kids in cages. #FakeChristian https://t.co/RAGRl6MyqJ— Dan Baisly (@Dan Baisly)1563122004.0
Japanese Americans imprisoned by America in 1942. Refugees imprisoned by America in 2019. 😪 #RepeatingHistory… https://t.co/LFLzR7F1jy— j (@j)1563118335.0
"Depart from me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire...for...I was a stranger and you did not take Me in..." Matt… https://t.co/Y8iywVNt6U— j (@j)1563118126.0
And one person summed up the idea of a #FakeChristian in a single cartoon in response to Pastor Greg Locke hurling White nationalist rhetoric at Representative Ilhan Omar on Twitter.
@pastorlocke The love & empathy flowing from religious leaders is so inspiring. #FakeChristian https://t.co/RDku9fsYSc— Esther Pintero (@Esther Pintero)1563078506.0
If only there were some book that told Christians how to treat the refugee, the foreigner, the poor, the hungry, the sick...
Can I get an 'Amen'?