Persecution in America

2nd Lady Karen Pence Demonized For Teaching at Christian School

January 17, 2019

On Tuesday, Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, announced that she would return to teaching art at Immanuel Christian School. HuffPost researched the school and learned that it abides by traditional Christian sexual morality. Cue the outrage. On Wednesday, which coincidentally was Religious Freedom Day, liberal media outlets, LGBT groups, and even a congressman slammed Karen Pence for decision to work at the school.

Liberal blogger Bill Palmer suggested that Pence's decision to teach at Immanuel Christian School made her "unfit" even to "be around kids."

BBC: "Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school."

New York Times: "Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers."

New York Post: "Mike Pence’s wife back teaching at school that bans gay, transgender students."

People: "VP's Wife Is Teaching at Anti-Gay Christian School, but Spokeswoman Calls Controversy 'Absurd'"

The ACLU tweeted that Karen Pence's teaching art "sends a terrible message to students. Do we want to live in a country with leaders who are willing to disavow LGBTQ youth?" YES.

That headline quoted Kara Brooks, a spokeswoman for Karen Pence, who emphasized the second lady's long tenure at the school. "It's absurd that her decision to teach art to children at a Christian school, and the school's religious beliefs, are under attack," Brooks said.

Yet the second lady, and the school, are both very much under attack.

America's second lady has a long track record in teaching. As her office noted, Karen Pence spent 25 years teaching elementary school before she became first lady of Indiana in January 2013. While Mike Pence served in Congress, she spent 12 years teaching art at Immanuel Christian School. She is also a watercolor artist.

Sadly, non-Christians — and even some Christians — seem utterly unable to understand that there is a difference between biblical sexual morality and bigotry. So when someone like Karen Pence teaches at a Christian school, they think she must be a hateful person.

This kind of anti-religious bigotry is growing, especially on the Left.
The kind of vitriol spewed at Karen Pence only divides Americans, convincing Christians that they are becoming a persecuted minority.

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