Mike Pence: The Mainstream Media Must Stop 'Attacks on Christian Education'
In an audio recording provided to PJ Media before airing on "Washington Watch," Vice President Mike Pence condemned the mainstream media's decision to turn his wife's employment at a Christian school into a major scandal. Media outlets, activists, and even elected leaders condemned Karen Pence's Christian school for its "anti-LGBT" stance, which merely follows the sexual morality laid out in the Bible.
"Are you concerned about this effort to marginalize people of faith that’s going on in our culture right now?" Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins asked Pence in the recording for FRC's radio show "Washington Watch."
Pence said the attacks did not surprise him, but he did condemn the media for stigmatizing Christian education.
"Karen and I have been in and around public life for almost two decades, and so to be honest with you we’re used to the criticism," the vice president said. "But the attacks on Christian education by the mainstream media have got to stop."
"We cherish the freedom of religion in this country. This administration stands four-square for the freedom of religion of people of all faiths, and to see the mainstream media criticize my wife because she’s choosing to return to the classroom of an elementary Christian school is wrong," Pence declared.
"Again, the attacks on Christian education must end," he repeated.
News that Karen Pence would return to teaching art at Immanuel Christian School dropped on Tuesday. A HuffPost reporter unearthed the school's covenant with teachers, holding them to the Bible's sexual morality — sex is only permissible inside a marriage between one man and one woman for life.
Various media outlets reported that Pence's school "bans gay and transgender students." Accounts blasted the school as "anti-LGBT."
Liberal activists with large followings tweeted messages like "F**k those homophobes!" and "Totally insane." A journalist called Karen Pence "a terrible human being," and another liberal activist said the vice president's wife was "unfit to even be around kids." He even suggested that any parent who allowed his or her kids to be taught by Karen Pence should lose his or her parental rights entirely.
"Civil rights" groups like the ACLU and Human Rights Campaign attacked Karen Pence as if her decision to teach at a Christian school meant "disavowing LGBTQ youth" and telling people with same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria they are second-class citizens.