Oh my, that’s offensive

Pence is Offended. Deeply Offended. Profoundly Offended.

It’s about this Christian Skool where his wife has taken a job.

“My wife and I have been in the public eye for quite a while. We’re used to the criticism,” Pence said in an interview with Eternal Word Television Network. “But I have to tell you, to see major news organizations attacking Christian education, is deeply offensive to us.

“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 our back, but this criticism of Christian education in America should stop.”

Ah but what kind of “religious education” and “Christian education”? It depends, doesn’t it. There’s also the fact that constitutional freedom of religion does not mean that religion is or should be shielded from all criticism. It’s legal for Karen Pence to teach in a Christian school, even a homophobic fundamentalist Christian school, but that doesn’t mean we can’t criticize her choice.

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