Actress, activist and film producer Ellen Page joined Steven Colbert on Late Show this past week and used the platform to express her views on several social and environmental issues. Page had a particularly strong bone of contention to pick with the homophobic pseudo-Christian illegitimate American vice president— Mike Pence.
“The Vice President of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife. He wanted to ban that in Indiana. He believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBTQ people so badly.
As governor of Indiana, Pence signed the Religions Freedom Restoration Act, which on the basis of religion, allowed businesses to reject and/or discriminate against the LGBTQ community. His hatred and bigotry before becoming governor was even more to the point while in Congress. Here is one section from his “American Dream”
- Congress should oppose any effort to put gay and lesbian relationships on an equal legal status with heterosexual marriage.
- Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a “discreet and insular minority” entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.
- Congress should support the reauthorization of the Ryan White Care Act only after completion of an audit to ensure that federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus. Resources should be directed toward those institutions, which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.
And then we have Pence, homosexuality and the military.
Homosexuality is incompatible with military service because the presence of homosexuals in the ranks weakens unit cohesion.
Ellen Page picked the right battle.
Page made her critically acclaimed debut in the leading role of Juno. Angered, she says she has met many marginalized people around the world while filming her show Gaycation. But she was visibly shaken during the interview when talking about the brutal attack against gay actor Jussie Smollett, who was beaten and had a noose put around his neck as his white assailants, in ski masks, yelled, “This is MAGA country!” (Translation: “This is Trump’s America.”)
“Connect the dots,” said Page.
“This is what happens if you’re in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to them. You go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering. What do you think is going to happen?
I’m lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this…This needs to fucking stop.”
Here is Ellen page with Stephen Colbert on Late Show.
CNN reached out to Pence for a response to Page. Those guys. Thank you, Ellen Page.