Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, is going back to work. The second lady will be teaching art at a Christian school in northern Virginia that bans gay and transgender students, faculty, and parents.
The school also forbids faculty members from cohabitation prior to marriage.
This decision has caused a bit of an uproar. After all, the Vice President’s wife is now working at a school that promotes bigotry.
Selects students based upon a bigoted criteria.
Actively excludes children from the school because of their sexual orientation.
By banning gay and transgender students, parents, and faulty from their campus, the school is effectively judging them as unworthy.
Thus the uproar.
Kara Brooks, Pence's communications director, said the attention paid to the school's agreement is "absurd."
"Mrs. Pence has returned to the school where she previously taught for 12 years. 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.
I kind of agree.
While it is terrible and disgraceful and disgusting for the second lady of the United States to be teaching in a school that openly promotes bigotry, it’s not exactly news that Mike and Karen Pence are bigots.
Spokesperson Kara Brooks is right. Why the uproar? This is something we’ve known for a long time.
Yes, it’s despicable that any teacher would refuse to teach a student based upon personal bigotry, but it’s not surprising when the person is a bigot.
Karen and Mike Pence are bigots, no different than the racists who defended segregation decades ago, and ultimately, they will be judged by history in the same way that we judge the likes of George Wallace and Bull Connor and Jesse Helms today.
History will aptly characterize them as bigots who deemed their sexual orientation to be the only correct and acceptable sexual orientation. They will be recorded in the history books as small-minded, hate-filled cretins who attempted through words, deeds, and legislation to deny basic human rights to Americans who were different than them.
Disgraceful and disgusting? Yes.
I don’t think so. Just a little more confirmation that our country is being run by despicable, immoral, and unjust people.