Karen Pence Campaigned With GOP Candidate Who Seeks Jailing Of Gay People

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Second Lady Karen Pence traveled to South Carolina to campaign for anti-LGBT congressional candidate Mark Harris.

A South Carolina congressional candidate who longs for a return to the days when homosexuality was a crime received the full support of Second Lady Karen Pence last week, according to Pink News.

...the Second Lady of the United States travelled to the state to stump for GOP candidate Mark Harris, an evangelical pastor with extreme anti-LGBT views.

Harris, who is running for the US House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 9th District, has lamented the “moral decay” of the United States going from the criminalisation of homosexuality to the so-called “criminalisation of Christianity.”

Speaking in 2015, he claimed: “We have watched in one generation where homosexuality was once criminalised to now we see the criminalisation of Christianity. And I could go on and on with the entertainment, with the education, with the life issue.”

Harris reportedly is also a member of the Family Research Council, headed by Tony Perkins and designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as anti-LGBT hate group.

But despite Harris’ extreme anti-LGBT beliefs, Karen Pence spoke at a Women for Mark Harris rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday.

Pence told the rally: “Mike and I support Mark Harris for Congress. I’m here because this race is so important.

“He’s the kind of strong, principled conservative leader who will stand with this administration to deliver results. He’s a husband, a father, a pastor, a leader. He has devoted his life to his service to others… a devoted servant of God.”

Harris has since been implicated in an election fraud scheme to steal the congressional seat that Pence had helped him campaign for.

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