Vice-President Mike Pence took time on Monday to extend his condolences to the city of Paris as flames engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral. It’s too bad he didn’t care enough about three historic black churches that were burned down by a racist right here in the United States to do the same.
An apparently accidental fire severely damaged Notre Dame and shocked the world. The structure remains largely intact, but a lot of history has been lost.
It didn’t long for Pence to comment on Twitter about the tragedy.
Notre Dame is an iconic symbol of faith to people all over the world – and it is heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters on the scene and all the people of Paris. https://t.co/5Pecbf02em
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 15, 2019
The problem is that while Pence claims to be heartbroken over a “house of God” being burned, he did not express similar sentiments after three historic black churches in Louisiana were burned down in act of hateful arson by a racist.
And Twitter users crushed him for his hypocrisy.
You should tell him about the black churches that got destroyed in Louisiana by an arsonist because he said nothing after that
— Gabe Otherwise Blameless Rosenberg (@Gaber205) April 15, 2019
“heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames.” pic.twitter.com/Xr2iJDRVli
— Douglas Hardy (@dshardy) April 15, 2019
Four Black Churches were recently set on fire by a white supremacist in Louisiana. What’s the matter, aren’t those churches “Christian” enough for you to even warrant a comment to the congregations & our Nation who is under seige by Domestic Terrorists? #Hypocrite #FakeChristian
— Michelle Tolosky (@MichelleTolosky) April 15, 2019
Was your heart also broken by the recent arson attacks on Louisiana’s houses of God?
— Rebecca Stefoff (@RebeccaStefoff) April 15, 2019
I agree with your sentiment, VP… I would suggest you get your PR peeps to tuck in a mention of the three historic black churches that were burned in Louisiana. Houses of God, all of them, and you have nothing in your twitters.
— 3rdGenRN (@Guyhardy11) April 15, 2019
I’ve been to Notre Dame and it was magnificent. Having said that, have you said anything about the recent houses of God that burned here in the US? Or is it because they were black churches they aren’t worthy of your thoughts and prayers? Hypocrite!
— AMY CROFT (@AMYCROFT2) April 15, 2019
I don’t remember you saying a damn word about the THREE Houses of God that were burned down last week by a white nationalist. I can’t imagine why…
— OUFENIX (D) (@oufenix) April 15, 2019
Did you say the same thing about the churches burnt down in Louisiana??
— Melissa Spivey Garcia (@Melissa_Spivey) April 16, 2019
Funny, didn’t see any tweets from you on the three black churches burned down in Louisiana
— m callaghan (@mark_callaghan1) April 15, 2019
Now do the three black churches that were deliberately burned to the ground in Louisiana.
— David Gaines CabbageCatcher 🏑⚾🏀📻🎼🎤 (@NatsAndCats) April 15, 2019
But the 3 houses of god that just burned in Louisiana aren’t worth our thoughts and prayers? I wonder why? 🤨
— N.W. Nelson (@NWNelson1) April 15, 2019
I am looking but I can’t find any similar sympathy for the three houses of God burned in Louisiana. Maybe because their parishioners aren’t your type.
— PA BeagleDad (@PAVenturer) April 15, 2019
I agree, this is absolutely heartbreaking. I was looking for your tweet concerning the burning of three historical black churches in Opelousas Louisiana earlier this month but I was unable to find them. I’m sure you’re thoughts and prayers were with that community as well.
— 🅺🆁🅸🆂🆃🅸🅽 🆆🅸🆃🅷 ✌🏼🅴🆈🅴🆂 (@autry_kristin) April 16, 2019
Clearly, Pence doesn’t give a damn about a house of God if black people are the parishioners. Notre Dame is a tragedy, but it was an accident. The three churches in Louisiana were intentionally burned down in an act of hate. That’s far more of an affront to God and Christianity. And a supposed “Christian” like Pence should not only understand that — but also should acknowledge it.
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