Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started teaching art at a private school in North Virginia this week. Only, according to a “parent agreement” posted online, it turns out that the school, Immanuel Christian School, doesn’t allow students who participate in or condone homosexuality.
According to HuffPost, the school’s 2018 employment application also makes any job candidates sign a pledge saying that won’t participate in homosexual activity. Job applicants are also required to adhere to the idea of the “unique roles of male and female.”
The application states that the school believes that “marriage unites one man and one woman” and that “a wife is commanded to submit to her husband as the church submits to Christ.” It also asks any potential employees to explain their view of the “creation/evolution debate.” Wow, this is quite an application.
As for that “parent agreement,” it asks that parents adhere to a “biblical morality” policy, meaning that parents must acknowledge the sanctity of marriage as being just for heterosexuals.
Karen Pence (a.k.a. “Mother”) who will be teaching at the school twice a week until May. A spokesperson for the Second Lady told HuffPost that Mrs. Pence had previously taught at the school for 12 years. The couple’s daughter, Charlotte, also attended the school, as per the school’s website.
USA Today reports that the Second Lady gave a statement saying, “I am excited to be back in the classroom and doing what I love to do. I have missed teaching art.” Luckily, she hasn’t had to take off any time from disapproving of homosexuals.
In a statement to HuffPost, JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president for policy and political affairs at the Human Rights Campaign, said:
“Why not teach at a school that welcomes everyone, instead of choosing one that won’t serve LGBTQ kids, kids of LGBTQ parents? The Pences never seem to miss an opportunity to show their public service only extends to some.”
Obviously, Mrs. Pence’s decision to work at such a school has gotten her a lot of criticism.
This is why we continue to fight. Evil dumb bitch. https://t.co/WQ0Ch6TuGo— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 16, 2019
It shows real commitment that Karen Pence is also horrible in her free time https://t.co/P81zOCGFrZ— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) January 16, 2019
Pretty wild that Karen Pence is anti LGBTQ when the term "second lady" sounds trans af— Myka Fox Ⓜ️ (@MykaFox) January 16, 2019
by art do they mean making crucifixes out of popsicle sticks and hot glue https://t.co/o1eRyKJfYW— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) January 16, 2019
Imagine teaching art to anyone but homosexuals. https://t.co/wQ7w6TjcO9— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 16, 2019
You can’t convert straight people into artists. They just weren’t born that way. https://t.co/xVH0VS0ZFv— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) January 16, 2019
lol that art is gonna suck ass https://t.co/VZ0eSmkNVy— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) January 16, 2019
Gonna be a shitty art class if she can’t mention gay artists. https://t.co/oWsGvBS1rP— Eric Tanoye (@toyns) January 16, 2019
Gonna be hard to teach art without covering the Renaissance https://t.co/dRKLwFUox9— Jonathan M. Katz✍? (@KatzOnEarth) January 16, 2019
*whispers* This school definitely has gay students and probably gay teachers too.https://t.co/4qOqBkGGpB— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) January 16, 2019
lots of great jokes today but seriously how is this being treated any less explosively than if she signed up for a segregated club https://t.co/zPXtnEj8kC— Johnny McNulty Will Not Screw Up 2019 (@JohnnyMcNulty) January 16, 2019
Even God weighed in, and He was not impressed.
There should not be schools than ban LGBT students and teachers.— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) January 16, 2019
That is not a thing that should exist.