The now infamous anti-LGBTQ school where Karen Pence teaches was given $725,000 in PPP funds.
According to the US Small Business Administration, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
“is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.”
Karen Pence, the second lady teaches art at the Immanuel Christian School in Virginia, which enforces very strict anti-LGBTQ policies banning students with same-sex parents.
Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.US said,
“It is shameful that an institution that discriminates against LGBTQ Americans received nearly $1 million in taxpayer funds.
This money was meant to help mom and pop small businesses meet payroll and keep the lights on — instead the wealthy and well-connected cashed in.”
Immanuel Christian School’s admission and employment policies are designed to discriminate against LGBTQ students, families and staff members.
Families of prospective students are required to follow a parental agreement that reads, in part:
“I understand that the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission to an applicant or to discontinue enrolment of a student if the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home, the activities of a parent or guardian, or the activities of the student are counter to, or are in opposition to, the biblical lifestyle the school teaches.
“This includes, but is not limited to contumacious behavior, divisive conduct, and participating in, supporting, or condoning sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bi-sexual activity, promoting such practices, or being unable to support the moral principles of the school.”
Prospective school employees are also required to sign a document in which they pledge to
“maintain a lifestyle based on biblical standards of moral conduct.”
This includes understanding that marriage is only between a man and a woman and that sexual intercourse can only take place between a married heterosexual couple.
(via Pink News)