Lady Gaga attacks Pence, says he's 'the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian'
On Saturday, singer and actress Lady Gaga performed for an audience Las Vegas. While singing one of her songs the artist took the time to address the vice president’s wife working at a Christian school that discriminates against LGBTIQ people.
The musician started off by telling Mike Pence that he was wrong for his views. She then called him “the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”
At her new residency at the Park Theater Lady Gaga, 32, couldn’t help but share her thoughts on the Pences latest controversy. During a performance of the song “Million Reasons,” the star started her soliloquy by addressing President Donald Trump first.
BIG difference btw @ladygaga & most critics of Pences is that Gaga IS A CHRISTIAN. We need to focus on what she's saying positively about following Jesus. "I am a Christian woman and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome." https://t.co/RuPcb3qbCO— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@GuthrieGF) January 21, 2019
Speaking about the ongoing shutdown, Lady Gaga stated:
“If the [expletive] president of the United States could please put our government back…. There are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money.”
The shutdown has surpassed the 30-day mark since it began last December. Trump has refused to sign-off on national spending if it doesn’t include $5, 7 billion for a border wall between the US and Mexico.
Democrats have also stuck to their guns refusing to relent on the funding. The partial federal government shutdown has left 800 000 workers without pay.
Addressing the vice president, Lady Gaga said:
“To Mike Pence, who thinks that it’s okay that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ, 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.”
Last week, Second Lady Karen Pence, 62, announced that she would return to teaching art at the Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. She taught at the school for 12-years before her husband left Congress to become governor of Indiana.
In a statement, she shared:
“I am excited to be back in the classroom and doing what I love to do, which is to teach art to elementary students.”
The school requires its employees to agree to some guidelines that discriminate against gay and transgender people. Their employee application even asks applicants to affirm that marriage is “the uniting of one man and one woman.”
I’m genuinely disgusted at the fact that these people claim to be Christian and use religion to disguise the fact that their hatred for the LGBTQ community is well bred by their own views and opinions, not by religion. https://t.co/DLt3n3dBZ9— Nour 🦋 (@nourshabo_) January 21, 2019
The Christian school also asks them to “maintain a lifestyle based on biblical standards of moral conduct” which doesn’t include “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” and “transgender identity.”
In response to the backlash against his wife, the vice president appeared on “Eternal World Television Network (EWTN),” Catholicism-focused network, and insisted that critics were attacking Christian education.
Gaga is fearless and wonderfully, perfectly correct. There was more truth spoken in those 2 minutes than in 2 WEEKS of the current administration. Shame on you, POTUS & VPOTUS.— Melissa Dinolfo🇺🇸🏳️🌈☮️ (@melissa_dinolfo) January 22, 2019
In New York, Lady Gaga was raised in an Italian Catholic family and attended a Catholic girls’ high school in Manhattan, the Convent of the Sacred Heart. She has openly critiqued institutionalized religion but still identifies as a Christian.
The Immanuel Christian School is based in Virginia, one of 26 states that allows religious-based discrimination against LGBT+ people. https://t.co/aOZTxUWpEH— PinkNews (@PinkNews) January 17, 2019
The second lady’s spokeswoman, Kara Brooks said in a statement:
"It's absurd that her decision to teach art to children at a Christian school, and the school's religious beliefs, are under attack."