We’re not sure what Mike Pence ever did to Patton Oswalt, but apparently it merits nasty homophobic jokes.

Pence recently explained how he handles the often vicious criticism that’s sent his way:


“No. 1 is spend more time on your knees than on the internet,” Pence said of how he handles critics during a “fireside chat” at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event.

“As a Christian believer, we’re charged to pray for our loved ones but also pray for our enemies. You have lots of opportunities in politics to do that,” Pence told ADF CEO Michael Farris.

“Forgiveness is a great gift, and my wife and I literally try to work through forgiving people who might speak woefully against us or might mischaracterize who we are and what our family’s all about,” he added.

Pence’s comment about spending more time on your knees, i.e. in prayer, than online was just the sort of low-hanging fruit Oswalt was looking for:

Get it? Get it???

So hilarious and also clever. Hilarious and clever.

Well, we all know that homophobia is perfectly acceptable when it’s directed at Republicans and conservatives.