Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

BBC News | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles.

The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning "homosexual or **** sexual activity" and "transgender identity".

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Mrs Pence previously taught art at the school for more than a decade while her husband was a member of Congress.

A spokeswoman for Mrs Pence has hit back at criticism of her employer.

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"Mrs Pence has returned to the school where she previously taught for 12 years," the second lady's spokeswoman Kara Brooks said in a statement.

"It's absurd that her decision to teach art to children at a Christian school, and the school's religious beliefs, are under attack."

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According to a job application for the Immanuel Christian School, a private school, applicants must initial a passage promising to "live a personal life of moral purity".

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It lists homosexuality along with premarital sex, polygamy, sexual harassment and sex abuse, among other factors, as examples of moral misconduct.

"I understand that the term 'marriage' has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman," the document states.

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A parent agreement on the elementary school's website says that they can "refuse admission" or "discontinue enrolment" of a pupil "if "the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home, the activities of a parent or guardian, or the activities of the student are counter to, or are in opposition to, the biblical lifestyle the school teaches".

In a statement on Tuesday, Mrs Pence said she is "excited to be back in the classroom and doing what...
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