Lady Gaga says Vice President Mike Pence is a disgrace to Christianity

Lady Gaga says Vice President Mike Pence is a disgrace to Christianity January 22, 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence has been called the ‘worst representation of what it means to be a Christian’ by singer and actor Lady Gaga, a remark that’s angered evangelist Franklin Graham.

Lady Gaga and Franklin Graham. Images via YouTube.

She ripped into the VP after news broke that Pence’s wife Karen would be working for a private Christian school that requires its students and staff to believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, and bars gay teachers and students.

During one of her Las Vegas concerts, Lady Gaga attacked Pence, saying:

And to Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that his wife work at a school that bans LGBTQ, you are wrong. You say we should not discriminate against Christianity; you are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.

She continued:

I am a Christian woman and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace Mr. Pence and you can look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.

Franklin Graham quickly hit back, writing on Facebook:

Lady Gaga, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, may be a very talented singer and actress, but her comments about Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are misguided and unfortunate.

As Christians, following Christ means following the teachings of God’s Word. The Bible makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin – among many others – and they all have a cost. We are to seek to live our lives in obedience to His Word. He set the rules, not us; He is the one who defined sin, and out of His love and mercy, He provided a remedy for sin – all sin – through repentance and faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

I know Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Pence, and, to me, the way they conduct their lives and exhibit their faith make them the best kind of Christian. What a blessing they are to our nation.

For the record, Graham also admires Vladimir Putin’s homophobia. According to this report, Putin’s anti-gay legislation aligns with Graham’s views, and, in 2014, Graham wrote:

In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues. Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.

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  • towercam

    So which beeping side are you on, Barry?
    You gave more than twice as much copy to professional liar, Frank Graham.
    Why aren’t you helping The (sane educated) People?
    We have enough lie-spreaders, Mr. Duke.
    Start giving us help and hope, or find a new vocation.

  • Barry Duke

    If you’re implying that I’ve given a soapbox to the bigot Graham, you’re dead wrong. I used his quotes to expose his bigotry and hold him up to ridicule. The headline alone indicates that I am on the side of sanity.

  • Bubblecar

    Barry’s intention was to remind us how ethically and intellectually screwed up these religious ideologues are.

    He’s unlikely to take the side of Lady Gaga because Pence and Graham are quite right to point out that Christianity is a homophobic creed. Irrational conservatives like Graham embrace religion because it reinforces their prejudices and declares them “sacred”, such that they never need to critically analyse them.

    Nicer irrational people – like Lady Gaga – embrace “the good bits” of of the superstitious worldview offered by religion, but the sensible thing to do is to reject all of it and base one’s ethical positions on reason, knowledge and a sincere desire for justice.

  • Broga

    Barry: Bit much you being described as a “lie spreader”. Bubblecar got it right.

  • Glandu

    Lady Gaga : being a christian means being a good person.
    Franklin Graham : you’re wrong, Lady Gaga. Being christian is something completely different.

    Do I need to go further? Of course one can debate Lady Gaga’s position, but her rebuttal is just a plain acceptation of “christians are evil”. They just don’t notice they scream it out loud.

  • laura1919

    My take on this thoughtful, nuanced debate:

    Lady Gaga: Franklin Graham is not a True Scotsman
    Franklin Graham: Lady Gaga is a poopie-head

  • Cali Ron

    You clearly don’t know Barry and his many years fighting the good fight. In order to expose hypocrisy you have to show the material.
    Or are you a troll?

  • Did you read the whole thing, towercam? What part of “For the record, Graham also admires Vladimir Putin’s homophobia” makes you think that Mr. Duke approves of Graham? Lines of text isn’t a measure of approval, and isn’t endorsement.

  • Jim Jones

    Actually, he’s a perfect Christian.

    A liar, a bigot, and a control freak with a superiority complex.

  • Jim Jones

    What?

  • Glandu

    Well, I’m just translating the exchange in my own words.

    What I understand is that the lady did say, more or less, that being christian mean being nice to your neighbour(which in my book is a possible interpretation). And that the guy said “nope, we’re not”, as in “we’re just following the written rules”(which in my book is another possible interpretation).

    so, if you take off the Bible references, and all communication bells & whistles, what stays of this exchange is :

    “_We christians are the good guys
    _No, we are not”

    Which I find delightful.