Vice President Mike Pence attended an at the Holy City Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, Tennessee, this Sunday where he received praise from Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr.
Bishop Mathews Jr. referred to Pence as “one of the “most persecuted Christians in America,” according to The Christian Post.
“One thing I love about this man of God … is that he is one of the most persecuted Christians in America,” Mathews Jr. said. “The biggest criticism that he gets all over television and everywhere else is that he actually believes the Bible. They hate him for believing the Bible.”
While Mathews Jr. assured the audience that Pence wasn’t in attendance as a campaign stunt, Pence used this opportunity to push Donald Trump’s agenda in order to gain votes from African American voters.
Pence made sure to rattle off some of Trump’s policy goals, including the $250 million in annual funding to historically black colleges and universities permanent under federal law thanks to the Trump administration. As The Christian Post points out, parishioners of the Church of God in Christ are predominantly African American.