Mike Pence hits back at ‘attacks’ on wife for teaching at anti-gay school
US Vice President Mike Pence has hit back “attacks” on his wife, Karen Pence, for teaching at a school that discriminates against gay children.
In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday (March 1), the Vice President defended his wife’s decision to teach at the Immanuel Christian School, which explicitly bans LGBT+ students and staff.
The school’s website states that students can be refused admission if they support or take part in “sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bisexual activity.”
Mike Pence dismisses complaints over wife’s job at anti-gay school
In his speech to CPAC, Pence said: “Freedom of religion is under attack in our country. Lately it’s become fashionable for media elites and Hollywood liberals to mock religious beliefs.
“My own family recently came under attack just because my wife Karen went back to teach art to children at a Christian school.
“Let me say before all of you: I couldn’t be more proud of my wife.”
He added: “She’s a great school teacher, and Karen Pence is a great Second Lady for the United Stares of America.”
Pence said: “It’s not about ys… it’s about the sincerely held belief of millions of Americans who cherish their Christian faith and Christian education, and so I’ll make you a promise.
“Under this president and this administration, we will always stand with people of faith. We will always defend the freedom of religion of every American of every faith, so help us God.”
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Pence’s inflammatory comments come two days after the shocking anti-LGBT record of his new chief of staff, Marc Short, came to light.
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