Lady Gaga slams Mike and Karen Pence: 'You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian'

Louis Staples
Monday 21 January 2019 09:30
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Since turning the music industry upside down in 2008, Lady Gaga has been a vocal supporter of the LGBT+ community.

While performing in Las Vegas, Gaga slammed vice president Mike Pence and his wife Karen after it emerged that America’s “second lady” had taken a teaching job at a school which explicitly bans LGBT+ students and teachers.

Interrupting the sell-out show, Gaga said:

To Mike Pence, who thinks that it’s OK that his wife works at a school that bans LGBT+, you’re wrong. You’re the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.

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 look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.

Her comments come after Pence announced her return to teaching art at a conservative Bible school in the Washington D.C. area. The school’s employment process asks applicants to affirm that marriage is “the uniting of one man and one woman” and that they will “maintain a lifestyle based on biblical standards of moral conduct” which precludes “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” and “transgender identity”.

The announcement generated outcry, which a spokeswoman for Pence described as “absurd”. Pence described the backlash as “deeply offensive”. On her return to teaching in the school she previously taught in for 12 years, which her daughter Charlotte also attended, Pence said:

I am excited to be back in the classroom and doing what I love to do, which is to teach art to elementary students.

Gaga also took aim at president Trump as the US government's long-running government shutdown continues. She slammed Trump for witholding paycheques from federal workers as he pushes for funding to build a wall at the US border with Mexico.

She said:

If the f***ing president of the United States could please put our government back... There are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money.

H/T: Entertainment Weekly

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