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Tony Perkins Defends Karen Pence's Work at Christian School

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By    |   Friday, 18 January 2019 01:32 PM

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, ripped into those criticizing Vice President Mike Pence’s wife for working at a school with a policy against LGBT students and faculty.

His comments came in a column posted on the Family Research Council’s website on Thursday.

“Like Joe Biden's wife, Karen Pence spent years in the classroom,” he said. “When Mike was in Congress, she taught art at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia -- and no one batted an eye. Of course, that was back in the early 2000s, when the Left's charm offensive on same-sex marriage was still in full swing.”

But he noted the outrage in some circles about her returning at the school.

“She can't go back there, LGBT activists raged!” he said. “They reject homosexuality! Yes, well, that's what orthodox Christian schools do. (Not to mention Jewish and Muslim ones too.) Would it have been headline news if Jill Biden taught at a Roman Catholic school? Probably not.”

Perkins claimed the Left’s problem is that “evangelical schools exist at all.”

And Perkins added: “Immanuel is in the business of teaching Christianity. What would be the point of a religious school if it didn't? There used to be a consensus in this country that religious liberty was for everyone. You've heard me say before that the Left's hope is to quarantine religion within the four walls of the church. Now, it's becoming clear -- even that won't satisfy them.”

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