VP Mike Pence Swears in Openly Homosexual Ambassador to Germany With ‘Partner’ at Side

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence, a professing evangelical, swore in openly homosexual Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany on Thursday, with the man’s partner standing by his side.

“Ric, I know you’ve got a lot of friends from many years here, but most importantly, you’ve got people that you cherish, and your family. I want to acknowledge your mother Judi, who’s with us today; your brothers, Jeff and Brad; your partner, Matt Lashey; and his parents, Dave and Nancy; and many others,” he said.

Lashey held the Bible while Grenell placed his hand upon it and repeated the oath, ending with “so help me God.”

Pence praised Grenell prior to administering the oath, which he said was his “great honor,” and told those gathered that President Trump also thinks highly of him.

“Those of you may have noticed that on his first day in the job, he joined President Trump and myself to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for discussions on strengthening the historic partnership between our two nations,” he said.

“On that day, President Trump called you an ‘outstanding man,’ who will do a great job as our ambassador to Germany. And everyone gathered here, and people across this country, share that confidence and conviction,” Pence stated.

Grenell, formerly a U.N. spokesman and spokesman for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, also delivered brief remarks, thanking the Trump administration for having faith in him, and acknowledging his mother and partner.

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“Obviously, I have to thank my mom, who has been a great support through this whole time, and of course, Matt, who is—as everybody knows, if you know him–the world’s greatest person. So thank you for all of your support,” he said.

“Thank you, Mr. Vice President, and thank you, President Trump, for the faith that you both have put in me,” Grenell continued. “I will not let you down. And I’m ready to work hard.”

View the transcript in full here at WhiteHouse.gov.

As previously reported, while a number of homosexual advocates have been opposed to Pence in claiming that he is anti-homosexual, Pence defended the Trump administration in February 2017 in its decision to retain an Obama-era order banning groups that contract with the federal government from “discriminating” against homosexuals and transgenders in their business or non-profit organization.

“I think throughout the campaign, President Trump made it clear that discrimination would have no place in our administration,” Pence said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” according to a transcript of the discussion. “He was the very first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded for it. And I was there applauding with him.”

He also rejected reports about his beliefs regarding “conversion therapy” as being “fake news” this past February, as he cheered openly homosexual figure skater Adam Rippon in his Olympic quest.

“@Adaripp I want you to know we are FOR YOU,” he wrote (caps in original.) “Don’t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #TeamUSA is to bring home the gold. Go get ‘em!”

View the tweet here.

Proverbs 14:34 states, “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Proverbs 28:4 also says, “They that forsake the Law praise the wicked, but such as keep the Law contend with them.”

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    still far too liberal ………..

    • robert boe

      No I think Pence just got his wwJd bracelet from Joel Olsteen so he always asks himself what would Joel do?

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        lol ………

  • james blue

    When it comes to discrimination trump isn’t really anti gay, He tends to stick with racial and political discrimination.

    • getstryker

      ‘BS’ – your comment is nothing but a ‘steaming pile’ . . . nuff said!

  • Mark

    Their domestic abuse rates are double those of normal couples, so they are far from being “equal” in any way.

    • Joe Sullivan

      Lying is a sin. I wish Xians would remember that. It’s been completely forgotten since they elected the liar-in-chief.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        good thing no lie was told ………..

        • Mark

          They get very irate when you tell the truth.

          I could never be a progressive, I’d feel like my whole worldview was a complete lie.

      • Mark

        I don’t lie. I just state facts that certain people would prefer to hush up. For the time being, we still have freedom of speech in America.

        Chicago Tribune, Sept 19, 2014:
        “Same-sex couples may experience more domestic violence than opposite-sex couples, a Northwestern Medicine review of research suggests.
        “Richard Carroll, an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Feinberg Ph.D. student Colleen Stiles-Shields made their conclusion after reviewing a handful of studies, including the 2011 National Violence Against Women Survey of about 16,000 people.
        “That survey found domestic violence rates among same-sex couples were upward of twice as high as those of opposite-sex couples, Carroll said Thursday.”

        No surprise. People who have infected thousands of their own kind with incurable and fatal diseases clearly do not value each other’s lives or health. They kill each other with disease, beat up their boyfriends, then claim that their biggest problem is “homophobia.” They do each other ten thousand times more harm than the Christian who won’t bake them a cake. These people have very peculiar priorities.

  • SMH…….


    “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.” Eph 5:8-12

    Hypocrites! All of them. If Pence was familiar with history he would have read had President Washington cashiered an officer out of the service homosexual acts.

    What’s even more bizarre is that this Ambassador swears on the Bible.

  • Kevin Canuckster

    He who has no sin can cast the first stone..
    Well done Mr Pence! We need to love our neighbors as ourselves. Who is our neighbor? The story of the Good Samaritan explains this. We are not responsible to judge nonbelievers, God does that according to His holy standards, we are to be a light among the unbelievers.

    • mikegillespie

      Absurd. Christianity is about getting rid of your sins, not celebrating sin.

      • Joe Sullivan

        He “celebrated” nothing. He did his job. This had nothing to do with who anyone went home to at night.
        Welcome to the land of the free. You can’t be free in a theocracy, which ‘Murika is not nor will it ever be. You want Christian Sharia law, find somewhere else.
        He did his job, period. It had nothing to do with anyone’s sex lives, or imaginary skydaddies.

      • Kevin Canuckster

        Christianity is not about getting rid of your sins! Jesus called us to love people, not condone their actions or sins. Only by coming to Christ can they be born again or experince new life in Christ so that He can sanctify and remove the old sinful desires. We are helpless without the Holy Spirit. I suspect that we actually agree with each…we both want to see these people become free of their sinful desires.

    • jael2

      “He who has no sin can cast the first stone”

      One of the most misquoted/ out of context Scriptures for those who desire to condone sin. If you re-read the passage in John 8, the reason Jesus spoke this ( to the Pharisees, not the woman) is because they were attempting to accuse him of breaking the law ( which He didn’t). Furthermore, Jesus said to the woman: “go and sin no more”.

      In Christian love, we are to warn the wicked. We are to tell them to go and sin no more. If we fail to do so, then their blood will be upon our heads ( see Ezekiel 33)

      • Fee

        Precisely! Thank you and God bless.

      • Kevin Canuckster

        I do believe that we agree…as you said, “in Christian love we are to warn the wicked.” Too often we have only judged…without the Christian love.

  • cattastrophe

    You don’t need to openly praise and condescend to homosexuals just to prove you aren’t against them. I thought it was disgusting and un-necessary. Believe me the radical homosexuals make no effort to even get along with anyone who doesn’t praise them for their un-natural life style. In fact they show nothing but contempt for Christians just for saying it’s a sin. Enough is enough.

    • Joe Sullivan

      So… they treat you like crap in turn for your treating them like crap over your personal mythology.
      It’s almost like you can give it, but not take it. What a sad life you lead.

  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, I pray for our leaders, that You Yourself will open their eyes to Your truth. Help our leaders, who are walking according to Your word, who are walking in righteousness. Discipline any leaders who are walking in unrighteousness, and if they will not repent, then have mercy on us whom they oppress, and remove them from their positions of power. You are a God who hates wickedness. You are a God who hears the cry of the oppressed and sets them in the safety for which they long. You help the poor and needy. You are a God who is over all things, all things belong to You. You help the weak against those who are too strong for them. We wait for You, our help comes from You. Our eyes look towards You. Thank You LORD for Your loving-kindness, mercy, and compassion. In Jesus Name, Your beloved Son, and our Lord and Savior. AMEN

    • Nick Halflinger

      “then have mercy on us whom they oppress, and remove them from their positions of power.”

      So Evangelical Christians are calling for the removal of Vice-President Pence, but at least according to the polls, are happy with President Trump?

      • Susan Perelka

        Stop putting words in my mouth, I never alluded to such a thing. I have simply asked God Almighty, Who is just and knows everything about EACH of our leaders (on all sides) thoughts, motives and intentions, to intervene and judge EACH one of them, not just one man. ANY of them who MAY be oppressing unjustly (according to Gods standards, not mans), I have asked God to remove THEM. Don’t try to turn my prayer into a political statement. I have asked God to equally search the hearts of ALL of them, and I don’t care who’s political side they are on.

  • LynnRH

    Well Mr Pence isn’t exactly trying to marry the guys. And he isn’t saying anything that condones homosexual behavior. Homosexuals do have human rights in that they should be allowed to have jobs. As long as they are treating others respectfully we should treat them respectfully. we don’t have to agree with them that what they are doing is normal (because it is not). But we need to remember that everyone is guilty of sin. Homosexuality is just another sin. I think Mr. Pence is trying to treat this man and his partner with human respect instead of hate and disgust.

    • Robin Egg

      I agree.

      • LynnRH

        My prayer is that these two men (living in sexual sin) will be influenced toward true Christianity and have their eyes “opened” to the truth by being around all the Christian men and women of this current administration. I pray they will start going to the morning Bible study they offer on the hill. 🙂

        • Susan Perelka

          Abba Father, I agree with my sister in Christ. Help these men to know Who You are. Bring Your disciples across their paths to witness to them on how Jesus has changed them, about how we all have sinned and fall short of Your Glory, but the wonderful mercy You are offering through Jesus to any who will accept it. Convict them by Your Holy Spirit on how they are currently under Your judgement, but reveal to them the way to have peace with You through Your Beloved Son Jesus Christ. They need You Lord, have mercy on them and help them to see Your truth. In Jesus Wonderful Name. AMEN

  • robert boe

    So would he do the same for a unrepentant child molester if that was legal?

  • robert boe

    These things are legal in the USA being a Murder of little children being a member of the Nazi party being a member of the kkk and being a member of the homosexuality communities. Where would Pence draw the line now after this is very unclear.

    • Joshua Cherry

      No, nor does he approve of human intellect and understanding (given their depiction in the creation myth), but he does approve of slavery, rape, misogyny, and the murder of homosexuals, apostates, disobedient children, adulterers and more. Such a wonderful and moral god y’all serve…

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        “he does approve of slavery, rape, misogyny, and the murder of homosexuals, apostates, disobedient children, adulterers and more. Such a wonderful and moral god y’all serve”

        because you get to sit in judgement of God …… so i guess we should follow you ….. as you have put yourself in His place ….. cute ………..

        • Joe Sullivan

          When Jesus/God spoke of slavery at ANY point in the Bible, did he say Slavery is wrong, or did he say how to treat slaves?
          I’ll give you time to look that up. Blow the dust off that Bible.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you are STILL a slave …. and you do not seem to mind or even recognize your slavery ….. so AGAIN …. WHERE is YOUR AUTHORITY to judge God and by what standard ……. just the one you have cooked up in your head …..

          • Joe Sullivan

            You didn’t answer the question. Show me your Bible verses. That’s the one thing right-wing extremist Christians can never do.

            (I can judge imaginary things all I want. If they have a problem with it, they can tell me themselves, not some random deluded clown with a keyboard.)

  • Joe Sullivan

    It’s almost like who a person goes home to in the evening has absolutely NOTHING to do with their job performance.
    How weird is that? Oh wait… it’s not. Unless your primary purpose in life is to hate.

    • Mark

      No one could out-hate homosexuals. It appears to be the one emotion they cling to. Must fill some sort of hole in their lives.

      • Joe Sullivan

        The only people who think that are holier-than-thous who treated them with disdain and contempt first, like they are not equal human beings.
        Methinks you hide your face for a reason.

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          homosexuals treat themselves with disdain by what they do and believe …….. and we are to accept that the avatar you have put up is your face …… DOUBT IT ………….. unless you think we are that stupid to believe that nonsense ……….. /SMH ………..

          • Mark Cash

            “Homosexuals treat themselves with disdain”? Where did you get such a ridiculous idea?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            everyone of them KNOWS they are not right ………. and yet they do what they do ….. that is disdain ….. and it is also incredible NARCISSISM ……….

          • Mark Cash

            What are they doing that is so terrible, in your mind? I know many homosexuals and none of them think they are doing anything bad.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            murders in prison ALL THINK THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE ….. so what ………… not relevant …….

          • Mark Cash

            Murdering someone is hardly comparable to falling in love with them.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it is all about SELF-LOVE and NARCISSISM ………..

          • Mark Cash

            If you love someone else, it’s the OPPOSITE of narcissism. Why do you think they love themselves, that makes NO sense.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            that is all they love …. and they lie to themselves about what love and hate is to justify what they do ………….. it is complete NARCISSISM …………

          • Mark Cash

            You’ve never even spoken to a homosexual, have you?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i see ….. so now you want to tell me i cannot recognize a lie or that what they are referring to as love and hate does not line up with what they do to themselves …. and that the only way for them to do it is to lie to themselves …… to them … “Love” means you agree with me …… and “Hate” means you oppose me and do not agree with what i do and the lies i tell you and myself ……….

          • Mark Cash

            No, I’m just telling you that you can’t have had an actual conversation with a homosexual before based on some of the ideas you have about them, such as them wanting to recruit and pervert little kids. And they fall in love like everyone else, why wouldn’t they? You aren’t speaking from your own experience with them, you’re speaking from what you’ve learned from ignorant religious people.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “I’m just telling you that you can’t have had an actual conversation with a homosexual before based on some of the ideas you have about them”

            i do it everyday ….. so your statement is contradictory ………..

          • Mark Cash

            If you did, you’d know they don’t recruit, don’t have any choice in what they are, and have no interest in children.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            they have EVERY CHOICE as to who they get naked with and fall into bed …… SO THAT is just another LIE ………….

          • Mark Cash

            You’re the one lying if you think people choose what to be attracted to. You didn’t, I didn’t, nobody did. You just fell in love. Just like they did.

      • Hmm, I can easily see who hates the most simply be reading the comments on this blog–but, of course, you will not see it.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      The mindset and worldview that a SSPerson has colors everything they do and believe …… including what “hate” is ……

      • Joe Sullivan

        The mindset and worldview that a right-wing extremist christian has colors everything they do and believe… including showing hate and disdain for anyone or anything that isn’t exactly like them.
        Even worse, because they CHOSE a certain religion, they expect everyone else to live by their religion, even though right-wing extremist stands are almost completely the exact opposite of what Jesus taught in their unread Bible.

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          nope … many false assumptions there … yes their worldview, in fact EVERYONES worldview does alter the way they see everything ………. so your previous statement that it does not is false ……. many people choose a religion …… CHRIST chooses His followers ….. many falsely think they choose christianity …… and just as their is counterfeit money there are counterfeit christians …. SO WHAT ……

          • Joe Sullivan

            Hate is what you are.
            And you really should be happy that trying to make a coherent statement isn’t a requirement for seeing your skydaddy.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            AGAIN ……. WHERE is YOUR AUTHORITY to judge God and by what standard ……. just the one you have cooked up in your head ….. and why should we accept YOUR judgement over Gods judgement …………..

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          “right-wing extremist stands are almost completely the exact opposite of what Jesus taught ”

          you must mean the unread bible YOU have not read and understand as you are talking about a fictitious Christ of your own imagination ………….. an idol, a false idol you have constructed ……….

        • LynnRH

          Bwahahaha! you are sooooo full of it. I’m thinking you probably need to re-read your Bible. Just because a true Christian speaks God’s Word and agrees with Him on what He considers sin does NOT mean they are extremists or hate anybody! But of course, until you are truly saved you won’t EVER see it His way. And God already told us long ago that the unsaved will hate us that belong to God. So we don’t take YOUR hate for us personally…….we were already prepared for it.

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    • Susan Perelka

      Judas Iscariot was not a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Imposters will and do come into the church and “pretend” to belong to Jesus. They are wonderful “play actors” or hypocrites and some are excellent con-artists. The bible talks about them a lot. Jesus warned about them.

      They may fool man sometimes, but they never fool God. Jesus knew all along who Judas Iscariot was. He allowed it because the prophecies foretold it and they were now being fulfilled. It was all to bring about the way to salvation.

      Jesus was arrested because of Judas Iscariot’s betrayal, but make no mistake, God was in control the whole time. Jesus picked him for this purpose, knowing full well Judas’s heart. He always knew he didn’t love God or desire Him. The whole time Judas would secretly steal money out of the money belt, that was supposed to be used to help the poor. Jesus knew about it too. Day in and day out, for 3 years, he heard the way to salvation and day in and day out, he rejected it. It was his choice. God just used what Judas meant for harm and used it for good. Christ went to that cross willingly so that we could be set free from our bondage to sin.

  • A capital criminal sworn in as ambassador of America by a *professing* Christian! Now if that’s not a commentary on today’s alleged Christianity, I don’t know what is.

    I wonder, would Pence do the same with a practicing murderer, kidnapper, or rapist? What’s the difference, all four (the previous three and sodomites) are all capital criminals according to the Only One with the authority to determine what constitutes a capital crime.

    This would never occur under a biblical government, which only goes to prove that the Constitutional Republic created by a cadre of Enlightenment and Masonic theistic rationalists is anything but biblically compatible, despite what many Christians leaders are telling their flocks.

    For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the Bible. Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page and click on the top entry.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “BL vs. USC.”

    • capital criminal?

      Exactly want is the capital crime he committed? You are equating homosexuality to murderers, kidnappers and rapists? Do you seriously believe that a man who loves another man and consummates that love, deserves the death penalty? Seriously?

      As for the Constitution, the origin and intent of the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment can be found in Jefferson’s, “A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom,” which was ushered through the Virginia Legislature by James Madison, who also wrote the Establishment Clause. Jefferson’s bill–and the intent of the Establishment Clause–can be found at “Founders Online” and “A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom.”

      Find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution.

      And, by the way, how would YOU have society treat an intersexual? What gender would YOU allow him/her to marry? What does your Bible say about intersexuals?

    • MessengerFromSevenSeas

      If a “Biblical government” is one that would consider homosexuals as “capital criminals” equal to murder, kidnapping, or rape, then I for one am very glad this country isn’t one.