Oh Mary pleeeeeeease.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday expressed frustration that his wife Karen has been criticized for taking a teaching job at a school that bars LGBT faculty and students. “My wife and I have been in the public eye for quite a while, we’re used to the criticism,” adding that “major news organizations attacking Christian education is deeply offensive to us.”
“We have a rich tradition in America of Christian education and, frankly, religious education broadly defined. We celebrate it,” the vice president said on Thursday. “The freedom of religion is enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution prohibits a religious test for holding a public office and so we’ll let the other critics roll off our back, but this criticism of Christian education in America should stop.”
Obviously Mike Pence finds the the criticism of his wife’s choice of schools much more offensive than his comments on LGBT issues over the years:
Pence said gay couples signaled ‘societal collapse’:In 2006, as head of the Republican Study Committee, a group of the 100 most-conservative House members, Pence rose in support of a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Citing a Harvard researcher, Pence said in his speech, “societal collapse was always brought about following an advent of the deterioration of marriage and family.” Pence also called being gay a choice and said keeping gays from marrying was not discrimination, but an enforcement of “God’s idea.”
Pence opposed a law that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would have banned discrimination against people based on sexual orientation. Pence voted against that law in 2007 and later said the law “wages war on freedom and religion in the workplace.”
Pence opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Pence favored the longtime military policy of not letting soldiers openly identify as gay. In 2010, Pence told CNN he did not want to see the military become “a backdrop for social experimentation.”
So lets me honest here. What is really more offensive?