For Vice President Mike Pence, the message was unmistakable and the banner that carried it unmissable.
“Make America Gay Again,” the rainbow banner reads.
Neighbors of the home near Aspen where Pence and his wife, Karen, are staying posted the message Wednesday or Thursday on a stone pillar that sits at the end of driveways to both homes, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione said Friday.
The residents of the home did not answer the door or respond to a note left Friday asking for comment about the banner. The Pence family, who arrived Tuesday, is expected to leave Aspen on Monday and head back to the Eagle County Airport.
The rainbow banner was hung on a stone pillar at the foot of both of their driveways in Aspen, Colo., as one of Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo’s deputies looked on, the Aspen Times reported Friday.
DiSalvo said the Secret Service was not bothered by it. The sheriff also said once the man who put the banner up was informed by them that “‘We’re not here to control your free speech rights,'” the residents of that home fed the Secret Service agents and deputies chili.
In a brief email to the Aspen Times, Shannon Slade, one of the residents of the home, said the “banners” were “actually hung by the daughters of the couple who live in the home, and one of their girlfriends (I’m one of them!) with the full support of their parents.”
— Aspen Times (@TheAspenTimes) December 29, 2017
Pence said in 2006 that legalizing gay marriage would cause “societal collapse.”
And this might trigger whiny liberals to put up a sign like this!
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