Skip to comments.Report: Gay Olympian Adam Rippon shoots down Pence's offer to talk
Posted on 02/07/2018 10:08:31 AM PST by markomalley
Team USA figure skater Adam Rippon reportedly turned down an offer to take part in a conversation with Vice President Mike Pence just hours after the openly gay athlete slammed Pence's anti-LGBT policies and President Trump's comments about African countries.
Rippon had lambasted the vice president's highly visible role at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in an interview with USA Today published last month. Pence has been considered an opponent of the LGBT community after he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as governor of Indiana.
When asked about Pence's role in leading the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies, Rippon responded to the outlet, "You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I'm not buying it."
"I don't think he has a real concept of reality," Rippon told the newspaper. "To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he's a devout Christian man is completely contradictory. If he's OK with what's being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called 'sh*tholes,' I think he should really go to church."
Rippon's initial criticism of Pence drew a sharp rebuke from his press secretary, Alyssa Farah, who called some of his statements "totally false" and that they had "no basis in fact."
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A homo figure skater..gee and here I thought they were all heterosexual LOL
Being an opponent of the pervert crowd is a good thing.
Oh, he’s a figure skater. I thought he would have been into pole vaulting.
Can’t wait to watch this homonazi fall on his face during the Olympics. Hope they get some good footage of him balling his eyes out afterwards. Preferably with his boyfriend hanging on him and sobbing along for support.
So he’s slamming and slandering the VP about slamming and slandering another country, while he’s slamming and slandering the VP...then says he doesn’t want to meet with someone that is so hateful? I don’t think these people will ever “get it”...
It’s typical. Headlines, soundbites and memes are way more important than a conversation outside of an echo chamber.
Pence is a gentleman, but it was simply foolish to engage Rippon. Rippon is an aggrieved, young, foolish homosexual. He certainly isn’t going to change his opinion on anything, nor show any respect, particularly overnight and in such a public forum.
Simply ignoring him would have been the best decision.
Hmmmm. I don’t seem to recall this administrations “plan” for the lgbtqxyz group. Or any “anti gsy” agenda for that matter. Maybe it’s right next to the “get rid of all people of color” agenda. Friggin’ ree-diculous.
I wonder what religion Rippon practices?
I dont think this guy is important enough to cancel
his passport, do you really?
Yes, I want to take morality advice from a man that thinks putting his junk in another mans poop shoot is sexy.
Do what you want, I don’t care. But I find it disgusting. And it negates any morality argument from you.
What exactly would they have to talk about?
He’s cruising for collision with ‘karma’ on Olympic ice.
“USA figure skater Adam Rippon reportedly turned down an offer to take part in a conversation with Vice President Mike Pence..”
I’m sure Adam’s breath smells like $hit anyway, so, Pence wins!!!
Hope they get some good footage of him balling his eyes out afterwards....UMMM.....BAWLING his eyes out. Otherwise he wouldn’t be a deviant.
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