A little known singer-songwriter once wrote, “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgender life, I’m on the right track baby I was born to survive.” That woman, you may or may not have guessed, was Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known in some circles as Lady Gaga, and this activist is not happy about the government shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, or really the government in general.
During a show of her Las Vegas residency Enigma Sunday night, Gaga took a break during “Million Reasons” to speak directly to the government's highest (and most hated) officers.
“If the fucking president of the United States could please put our government back … there are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money,” she told the crowd, to cheers.
She also turned her ire toward Mike Pence, who defended his wife's wife new position at Immanuel Christian School in Fairfax County, Virginia, which refuses to admit or employ queer people on the basis of religion. “And to Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ — you’re wrong … You say we should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”
She made some points!
“I am a Christian woman,” Gaga added, “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.”
Imagine what she might say if given the chance during, for instance, an Oscars acceptance speech…