Mike Pence, the Vice President of the U.S., is know for his conservative views, and his wife even works at a school where members of the LGBTQ+ community are banned.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Pence invited Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar over for a visit. Varadkar, however, is openly gay, and you can imagine how did things go at the meeting.
He went in Washington, DC as part of a formal government visit, and he issued a very gracious tweet before going over to the vice presidential residence.
It appeared at first sight that Varadkar will let Pence’s anti-gay views go unchecked in the name of diplomacy.
However, it was then something truly incredible happened!
When asked about his proximity to someone who still views homosexuality as a sin and actively works to marginalize LGBTQ+ people, Varadkar certainly did not hold back.
He said that he used to live in a country where it would have been breaking the laws if he tried to be himself at the time. Now, he stood there as the leader of his country.
He noted that he is flawed and human, but judged for his political actions, and not his orientation, skin tone, gender, or religious beliefs.
“We are, after all, all God’s children.” – he added.
The best thing of all was that he said all of this just feet from Mike Pence’s face: