Mike Pence’s wife has received criticism for working at a Christian school, and the Vice-President is taking the opportunity to stand up for people of faith in America. Fox News reports:
Vice President Mike Pence defended his wife Karen’s new job at a private Christian elementary school Thursday, calling for an end to the attacks on Christian education.
Pence came to the Second Lady’s defense after it was announced she would be teaching art part-time at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia earlier this week. LGBT activists immediately started targeting her and the school for adhering to Christian beliefs.
“We’ll let the critics roll off our back,” Pence tweeted Thursday night. “But the criticism of Christian education in America must stop.”
Several groups, including the NOH8 Campaign, the Human Rights Campaign, and The Trevor Project, were upset because the school requires employees to pledge they believe marriage is monogamous and heterosexual and they won’t engage in “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” or adopt or promote “transgender identity,” as well as an agreement that the school can deny admission or remove a student whose behavior is “in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches.”
The First Amendment protects Americans in practicing their faith, including in the public space. It shouldn’t need defending, but Democrats are hell bent on driving Christians from the public square.