Pop star and LGBT activist Lady Gaga has accused vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen of hypocrisy for claiming that “Christian education” was under attack after Karen Pence faced criticism for teaching at a school that explicitly excludes LGBT students, parents, and teachers.
Karen Pence is soon set to return to work as an art teacher at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia, the school at which she previously worked before Mike Pence was named vice-president. According to the school’s policy, students can have their enrollment cancelled if they are found to be in “opposition to the biblical lifestyle,” which includes “supporting or condoning sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bisexual activity.”
In the wake of criticism over the school’s unabashedly discriminatory policy, Mike Pence had gone on to attack media coverage of the story, claiming in an interview with Christian television station EWTN that “to see major news organizations attacking Christian education is deeply offensive to us.”
Gaga, who is bisexual herself, addressed Pence’s remarks on stage during her Las Vegas concert residency.
“You say we should not discriminate against Christianity — you are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian,” Gaga declared. “I am a Christian woman and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace Mr Pence and you can look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.”
See Lady Gaga make her comments about Mike Pence’s ‘representation of what it means to be a Christian’ below:
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