AceShowbiz - Lady GaGa doesn't hold back her thought when something is bothering her. The singer and actress got political during her "Enigma" show on Saturday night, January 19, pausing the Las Vegas residency for a short time to call out President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
GaGa was in the middle of belting out "Million Reasons" when she suddenly broke into a takedown of the government shutdown and Pence, who has been making headlines after it was revealed that his wife, Karen, accepted a job at a school that excludes LGBT children. While sitting in front of the piano, she said, "And that the f***ing president of the United States could please put our government back in business. There are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money."
"And to Mike Pence, who thinks it's acceptable that his wife work at a school that bans LGBTQ, you are wrong," the "A Star Is Born" star continued, dubbing him "the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian." She elaborated, "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."
She concluded her stagnant speech, "Okay, I'm sorry, I got upset for a second there," before transitioning back into the song.
Pence and his wife have been receiving backlash after it was revealed that she teaches art at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia. According to Washington Post, part of the school's employee standards says that parents must acknowledge that their kids can get kicked out of the school for activities that do not coincide with a "biblical lifestyle" such as "condoning sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bi-sexual activity."
The Vice President of the United States himself has hit back at the criticism, calling it "deeply offensive to us." He added, "We have a rich tradition in America of Christian education and, frankly, religious education broadly defined. We celebrate it. The freedom of religion is enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution prohibits a religious test for holding a public office and so we'll let the other critics roll off out back, but this criticism of Christian education in America should stop."