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Second Lady Karen Pence Takes Job at Christian School and Secularists Freak Out

Jonathon von Maren : Jan 17, 2019

We're going to see a lot more of this in the days to come.

(Washington, DC)—[] One of the key signs of the growing divide between secular progressives and religious people in the United States is the fact that the media actually consider it to be a major news story when they discover that Christian institutions seek to abide by Christian principles. This time, it is the fact that Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen has apparently been hired at a Christian elementary school that enforces a Christian code of conduct. (Photo: VP Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen/via LifeSiteNews)

Karen Pence will be returning to Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia to teach art several times a week. She previously taught at the same school for twelve years during her husband's tenure as an Indiana congressman from 2001 to 2013, and stated that she has "missed teaching art" since then and is "excited to be back in the classroom," according to the Washington Post. (Pence is a watercolor artist, and provided the illustrations for her daughter Charlotte's recent children's book Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President.)

A few enterprising journalists promptly went digging, and they soon discovered apparently horrifying things. Immanuel Christian School, for example, has employees explain their views of the "creation/evolution" debate. Employees sign what amounts to a code of conduct, affirming that they will "maintain a lifestyle based on Biblical standards of moral conduct," something which of course immediately attracts the ire of progressive activists because that precludes sexual activity outside the boundaries of monogamous heterosexual marriage. Particularly offensive was this part of the employee agreement:

I will strive to live a personal life of moral purity that is separated from the world according to Scriptures, as defined by the Statement of Faith of Immanuel Bible Church and agreed upon by the Elders and Pastors of Immanuel Bible Church. I understand that the term "marriage" has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman. Further, I will maintain a lifestyle based on Biblical standards of moral conduct. Moral misconduct which violates the bona fide occupational qualifications for employees includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law. Further, I am not, nor have been in the past, engaged in inappropriate conduct toward minors, nor do I have inclinations toward such conduct. Persons so involved or who condone such behaviors cannot be employees of Immanuel Christian School. (I Cor. 3:16, 17; I Cor. 6:19, 20; I Cor. 11:3; Romans 1:24-32; Gen. 1:27-28; 2:21-24) 11

While this may be shocking to progressive sensibilities, that statement is reflective of what nearly all traditionalist Christian churches believe about sex and marriage, and what nearly all people believed less than a half-century ago. It is far stranger that there are people who are shocked and scandalized at the discovery that a Christian institution frowns on extra-marital sexual activity, and that they see marriage as between a man and a woman... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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