Franklin Graham is clapping back after Lady Gaga criticized Vice President Mike Pence calling him the “worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”
After news broke that the Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence, would be working for a Private Christian school that requires its students and staff to believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, the “Poker Face” singer criticized Pence during one of her Las Vegas concerts.
She said, “And to Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that his wife work at a school that bans LGBTQ, you are wrong. You say we should not discriminate against Christianity; you are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”
She continued, “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 “Mother Monster” received heavy backlash after making these comments including from Evangelical Pastor Franklin Graham, Relevant Magazine reports.
Graham took to Facebook to comment on the issue writing, “Lady Gaga, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, may be a very talented singer and actress, but her comments about Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are misguided and unfortunate.”
He continued, “As Christians, following Christ means following the teachings of God’s Word. The Bible makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin—among many others—and they all have a cost. We are to seek to live our lives in obedience to His Word. He set the rules, not us; He is the one who defined sin, and out of His love and mercy, He provided a remedy for sin—all sin—through repentance and faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.”
“I know Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Pence, and, to me, the way they conduct their lives and exhibit their faith make them the best kind of Christian. What a blessing they are to our nation,” he concluded.
Graham also included a link to a USA Today article titled, “Lady Gaga slams Mike Pence as the 'worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.'”