Lady Gaga slams Mike Pence during Las Vegas performance

 

Lady Gaga weighed in on the nation’s current state of affairs during her “Enigma” show in Las Vegas on Saturday, joining an ever-growing list of celebrities to voice their disapproval of the Trump administration.

The Grammy winner singled out Vice President Mike Pence, slamming him for thinking “it’s acceptable that his wife work at a school that bans LGBTQ.”

The vice president has defended Karen Pence’s decision to teach at the Immanuel Christian School, which bans LGBTQ employees, students and families. In an interview with Eternal World Television Network, Mike Pence likened the uproar over his wife’s decision to an attack on Christianity.

“You are wrong,” the singer said, before speaking of her own Christian faith:

You said we should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian. 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.

The “A Star Is Born” actress also issued a message to Donald Trump amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, asking if “the ... 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,” she said to applause from the audience.

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Singer and actress Lady Gaga arrives for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga walks the red carpet ahead of the 'A Star Is Born' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Lady Gaga arrives for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga walks the red carpet ahead of the 'A Star Is Born' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Lady Gaga signs autographs for fans as she arrives for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Lady Gaga arrives for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
The 75th Venice International Film Festival - Screening of the film "A Star is Born" out of competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Venice, Italy, August 31, 2018 - Director and actor Bradley Cooper with actor and singer Lady Gaga react. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga is seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
The 75th Venice International Film Festival - Screening of the film "A Star is Born" out of competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Venice, Italy, August 31, 2018 - Actor and singer Lady Gaga poses. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga walks the red carpet ahead of the 'A Star Is Born' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Singer and actress Lady Gaga and director and actor Bradley Cooper arrive for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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