Mike Pence, Betsy DeVos and the Klan’s Long Shadow
Original story at inthesetimes.com• 5 mentions • 4 months ago
inthesetimes.com 4 months ago
"The promise of a crusade for a purified Christian America is precisely why evangelicals overwhelmingly gave Trump their vote." Vice President Mike Pence, who likes to say that he is “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” grew up in Columbus, Indiana, a city of nearly 50,000 people about 40 miles south of Indianapolis. He was raised in an Irish Catholic family but wanted a more “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” as he once told the Christian Broadcasting Network, and in college he converted to evangelicalism during a Christian music festival. As governor of Indiana from 2013 ...