Gay Pa. state rep ‘welcomes’ Pence to town


PHILADELPHA — Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims welcomed Vice-President Mike Pence to his city by flipping the bird on a recent Facebook post.

From The Hill:

State Rep. Brian Sims (D), who represents Philadelphia and is the state’s first openly gay legislator, posted the photo on Facebook with a preface of “OFFICIAL WELCOME” ahead of Pence’s Tuesday visit to the city.

“To be clear, we’re a City of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people to live and to contribute: Black, Brown, Queer, Trans, Atheist, Immigrant, we want you and we’ll respect you,” Sims wrote in the post.

“So keep that in mind while you’re here raising money to attack more families, spread more lies, blaspheme with your bible, and maybe even talk to a woman without your wife in the room,” he continued. “We have plenty of them, and they’re pretty much all more powerful and more real than you have ever been.”

“So…get bent, then get out!” Sims added.

Pence traveled to Philadelphia on Tuesday for a fundraiser for GOP gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner.

This follows a LGBTQ dance party held in front of Pence’s hotel this week as he was in Columbus, Ohio, for another fundraiser.