Do you have a transgender identity?
The Immanuel Christian School, a private K-8 school in Springfield, Virginia, outside of Washington, sets forth the position in its employment application for teachers and support staff in a section that requires applicants to initial a set of standards that begins with a promise that they are born-again Christians.
Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen, will take a job teaching art at this Christian school that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to sign a pledge not to have sex outside of marriage or support heterosexual marriage. Disqualifying "moral misconduct" would include "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy...
The Pledge continues: premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex, homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female.
Virginia is one of more than two dozen states that do not prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual and gender identity.
Clay Cane, a New York City-based award-winning journalist wrote this:
This language is disgusting,and high-order hypocrisy: Mike Pence, he said, 'stands shoulder to shoulder with his boss, Donald Trump' and shows 'unwavering support for a man who has been married three times, divorced twice, has had five children with three women and who has been accused of (though denies) paying a porn star and a Playboy model hundreds of thousands of dollars to conceal affairs he'd had with them.' The Pences should deliver that pledge of moral purity for Trump to sign...
It comes down to this: If the Pences love their God so much, then they would not sit in a White House with a man who shows no moral compass and said he never asks for forgiveness. They would be on the White House lawn, with the King James Bible in hand, disavowing a President who is a horrible representation for our children.
Do Karen and Mike Pence (who, incidentally, supports conversion therapy) not see LGBTQ people as humans deserving the same respect and rights as anyone? It's easy to imagine, based on his pronouncements in the past, that if he could, Vice President Pence would create a sweeping policy to annihilate the progress of all LGBTQ communities — progress that, to be clear, resonates in every community.
For gross hypocrisy, Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen, get this week's CINO award.