Lady Gaga tore into Vice President Pence during a performance in Las Vegas on Saturday night, calling him “the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”
Sitting at her piano near the close of her show, Gaga slammed President Donald Trump for holding nearly 800,000 federal workers’ paychecks hostage over his demands for a racist border wall.
“If the fu-king President of the United States could please put our government back in business,” Gaga asked angrily. “There are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money.”
Gaga then condemned Pence for thinking “it’s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ” youth and teachers.
“To Mike Pence who thinks it’s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ. You are wrong,” Gaga said during a performance at Park MGM in Las Vegas, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. “You said you should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”
”I am a Christian woman, and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome,” she continued. “So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.”
— Kara (@gagaamour) January 20, 2019
The comments came only days after Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, announced she would return to teaching art at a private school that prohibits LGBT faculty and students.
Immanuel Christian School requires potential employees to pledge that they believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that they do not engage in “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” or “transgender identity,” according to an employment application.
Pence defended his wife’s job in an interview with EWTN last week, claiming that the U.S. has “a rich tradition of Christian education and, frankly, religious education broadly defined.”
“I have to tell you, to see major news organizations attacking Christian education is deeply offensive,” Pence, who claims to be an evangelical Christian, said.
He later argued that “this criticism of Christian education in America should stop.”
Mike Pence previously signed a religious freedom law that was criticized as a pathway to legal anti-LGBTQ discrimination while serving as Indiana governor. As a congressman, Pence supported a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.