Kansas City will greet Mike Pence with a big gay ‘sausage fest’

Kansas City's 96.5 The Buzz radio station is hosting a big gay
Kansas City's 96.5 The Buzz radio station is hosting a big gay "sausage fest" when Vice President Mike Pence arrives in the city.Photo: Twitter

Kansas City radio station 96.5 The Buzz is not a fan of Vice President Mike Pence. The notoriously anti-LGBTQ politician will visit the city tomorrow and the station has a clever event planned to welcome him: a big gay sausage party.

“Mike Pence is coming to Kansas City this Wednesday. Pence is no fan of the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re no fan of his,” the station sent to Twitter. “So we’re throwing The Mike Pence Sausage Fest across the street at Barney Allis Plaza starting at 11a. Stop by and get a free hot dog while we have them!”

Pence rocketed to national prominence when, as governor of Indiana, he signed into law the state’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay patrons based on their religious beliefs.

Following national protests, Pence signed an amended version of the law intended to provide protection for sexual orientation and gender identity.

His efforts to insert morality into healthcare triggered an HIV epidemic among injection drug users in one Indiana county. Eventually, after national outcry (again), he allowed a temporary needle exchange program to help stem the epidemic, but not before publicly shaming the infected.

Pence has a history as a right wing extremist member of Congress and radio host. He has opposed nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, supported a federal constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” and opposed a federal hate crimes law.

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