We live in divisive times. The “culture war” is reaching a fever pitch, and everyone’s choosing sides, and that includes the celebs.
Lady Gaga made headlines during a concert in Las Vegas when she spoke out against Vice President Mike Pence, apparently targeting recent revelations that his wife Karen Pence works at Immanuel Christian School, which does not allow LGBT students or students who engage in “supporting or condoning” homosexual activity.
“And to Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that his wife work at a school that bans LGBTQ, you are wrong,” Gaga said at a concert. “You say we should not discriminate against Christianity; you are 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 you can look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.” You can watch the video here. There is some profanity.
This caught the attention of Franklin Graham, the famed evangelist and speaker who has been publicly supportive of the Trump administration.
Graham took to Facebook to defend the Pence family, saying “I know Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Pence, and, to me, the way they conduct their lives and exhibit their faith make them the best kind of Christian.”
News of the rules around Mrs. Pence’s new job drew twin responses, with some media outlets saying the practice discriminates against LGBT students and their families, while others defending it as a common practice among Christian schools.
The Vice President himself spoke to CBN News, saying “My wife and I have been in the public eye for quite a while, we’re used to the criticism, but I have to tell you to see major news organizations attacking Christian education is deeply offensive to us …this criticism of Christian education in America should stop.”