Who knew? VP Pence went to the same college as actor Woody Harrelson. Harrelson was two years behind Pence at Hanover College. The college was a Presbyterian college when they attended. Pence graduated in 1981 and Harrelson in 1983.
It’s too bad that Harrelson didn’t listen to the old adage that if you don’t have anything nice to say then keep your mouth shut. Harrelson started out being nice enough but then mocked the “fervor” of Pence’s Christianity saying he didn’t think they could be friends because of it.
Breitbart News reports:
Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson said he and Vice President Mike Pence palled around some at Hanover College in the 1980s but would probably not be friends today due to Pence’s Christianity, because he has “that kind of fervor that you really don’t want.”
Harrelson told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel he had been quite religious when he was younger but decided to put his faith on hold so he could live his 20s and 30s in “extreme hedonism,” whereas Pence is “still quite religious and just a whole different brand of religious.”
“We were both very religious,” Harrelson said. “It was a Presbyterian college at the time, and I was there on a Presbyterian scholarship.”
“So, you know, seeing as how I’m not quite in that ballpark now, I don’t know how we’d get along, ‘cause I think he’s still quite religious,” Harrelson said, with a knowing wink to the audience. “Just a whole different brand of religious, that kind of fervor that you really don’t want.”
Recalling his college dealings with Pence, who was two years ahead of him in school, Harrelson said, “I actually quite liked him.”
The actor said he “thought he was a pretty good guy” who was “very religious” and “very committed.”
Pence, Harrelson said, “was involved with the, you know, church activities.”