Fake News: Recent Reports That Gay Athlete ‘Bashed’ VP Pence Not True? [Video]
Several Media Outlets have been spreading a bogus report that VP Mike Pence’s supports anti-gay organizations. They have gone so far as to invent a ‘feud’ between the Vice President and an openly gay Olympic athlete?
According to VP Mike Pence the ‘feud’ between him and openly gay figure skater, Adam Rippon, is fake news. The Vice President warns the public as well as Rippon to not to feed into the claims that the skater refused to meet with Pence reportedly telling Rippon he is proud of him and all U.S. athletes. If this is true, then why is the media pushing a different narrative?
Perhaps, this is yet another shining example of the over dramatization by the media to cause a divide and push this ‘tribal’ mentality. At the helm of the controversy is none other than the ladies at The View. Using the supposed dispute to push lies that Mike Pence headed-off several anti-gay programs, which he has denied repeatedly in the past, as well as twist Pence’s stance on gay marriage. The VP has openly been against gay marriage, not for the anti-gay reasons the media will have you believe, but to conserve biblical values.
Joy made a few outrageous points in her argument that are best described as ludicrous, but we have grown to expect this type of extreme rhetoric from her. Take a look.
Watch The View Spreading Lies:
As Reported and Written by Christine Brennan with USA Today:
Adam Rippon, the 2016 U.S. men’s figure skating champion who is believed to be the first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympian, criticized the White House’s selection of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports Tuesday night.
“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon said. “I’m not buying it.”
Rippon, 28, who was selected to his first Olympic team earlier this month after finishing fourth at the U.S. national championships, said that he would prefer not to meet Pence during the traditional meet-and-greet between the official delegation and U.S. athletes in the hours leading to the opening ceremony. It’s possible Rippon would have to miss that event anyway to be part of the team figure skating competition.
“If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren’t a friend of a gay person but that they think that they’re sick,” Rippon said. “I wouldn’t go out of my way to meet somebody like that.
“I don’t think he has a real concept of reality,” Rippon said of Pence. “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 okay with what’s being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called ‘shitholes,’ I think he should really go to church.”…
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