Adam Rippon, Openly Gay U.S. Olympic figure skater Refuses Pence Meeting

  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Feb 08, 2018 1:49 PM GMT
    Openly gay U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has refused an invitation to speak with Vice President Mike Pence after accusing Pence of funding gay conversion therapy.

    In January, when asked by USA Today reporter Christine Brennan about Pence’s selection to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony, Rippon said, “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.”

    Out of concern after the comments, Pence then reportedly requested to speak to Rippon, but Rippon declined to do so ahead of the competition.

    “If I had the chance to meet him afterwards, after I’ve finished competing, there might be a possibility to have an open conversation,” Rippon said last month, USA Today reported. “ I don’t think the current administration represents the values I was taught growing up. Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.”

    Rippon’s comments stem from a website statement during Pence’s 2000 congressional campaign that read, “Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior,” USA Today reported. LGBT leaders interpreted the statement as supporting funding for gay conversion therapy, although Pence denies supporting the practice.

    Rippon has said he does not want to encounter Pence during the traditional meet-and-greet before the opening ceremony, and will not visit the White House for the post-Olympic celebration hosted by President Donald Trump either, USA Today reported.

    Rippon got a lot of support for his stance, but also was criticized for the refusal to meet with Pence.

    https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/adam-rippon-gay-refuse-pence/2018/02/07/id/842035/
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    Feb 08, 2018 8:32 PM GMT
    outdoorsmuscleguy saidOpenly gay U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has refused an invitation to speak with Vice President Mike Pence after accusing Pence of funding gay conversion therapy.

    In January, when asked by USA Today reporter Christine Brennan about Pence’s selection to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony, Rippon said, “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.”

    Out of concern after the comments, Pence then reportedly requested to speak to Rippon, but Rippon declined to do so ahead of the competition.

    “If I had the chance to meet him afterwards, after I’ve finished competing, there might be a possibility to have an open conversation,” Rippon said last month, USA Today reported. “ I don’t think the current administration represents the values I was taught growing up. Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.”

    Rippon’s comments stem from a website statement during Pence’s 2000 congressional campaign that read, “Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior,” USA Today reported. LGBT leaders interpreted the statement as supporting funding for gay conversion therapy, although Pence denies supporting the practice.

    Rippon has said he does not want to encounter Pence during the traditional meet-and-greet before the opening ceremony, and will not visit the White House for the post-Olympic celebration hosted by President Donald Trump either, USA Today reported.

    Rippon got a lot of support for his stance, but also was criticized for the refusal to meet with Pence.

    https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/adam-rippon-gay-refuse-pence/2018/02/07/id/842035/


    Sounds like Pence is against unprotected sex and barebacking:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/us/politics/mike-pence-and-conversion-therapy-a-history.html

    Where's the proof that Pence funded conversion?

    As opposed to this Progressive Liberal who actually did convert his wife:

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    Liberals, how do you explain this hypocrisy, a white person made up with a black face would be considered racist.
  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Feb 08, 2018 9:00 PM GMT
    Pence is a rabid homophobe who wants to deny civil civil rights to LGBT people, and wants taxpayer money to pay for gay conversion therapy, the despicable attempt to force a child or young adult to reverse their sexual orientation or gender identity, often to satisfy the religious superstition and bigotry of ignorant parents.

    As reported by PolitiFact, during his first successful run for Congress in 2000, Pence advocated for government funding of gay conversion therapy on his campaign website, under a section called Strengthening the American Family:

    Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.
    In other words, Pence wants taxpayers to pay for what many rational observers believe is child abuse.
    Human Rights Campaign reports on the horrors of the discredited gay conversion therapy:

    So-called “conversion therapy,” sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Such practices have been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization for decades, but due to continuing discrimination and societal bias against LGBTQ people, some practitioners continue to conduct conversion therapy. Minors are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.

    Currently gay conversion therapy is banned in five states including California, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont and New Jersey.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/08/mike-pence-advocates-for-government-funded-conversion-therapy/#0Qf8BgmLsau2dHDS.99




    mx5guynj said
    outdoorsmuscleguy saidOpenly gay U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has refused an invitation to speak with Vice President Mike Pence after accusing Pence of funding gay conversion therapy.

    In January, when asked by USA Today reporter Christine Brennan about Pence’s selection to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony, Rippon said, “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.”

    Out of concern after the comments, Pence then reportedly requested to speak to Rippon, but Rippon declined to do so ahead of the competition.

    “If I had the chance to meet him afterwards, after I’ve finished competing, there might be a possibility to have an open conversation,” Rippon said last month, USA Today reported. “ I don’t think the current administration represents the values I was taught growing up. Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.”

    Rippon’s comments stem from a website statement during Pence’s 2000 congressional campaign that read, “Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior,” USA Today reported. LGBT leaders interpreted the statement as supporting funding for gay conversion therapy, although Pence denies supporting the practice.

    Rippon has said he does not want to encounter Pence during the traditional meet-and-greet before the opening ceremony, and will not visit the White House for the post-Olympic celebration hosted by President Donald Trump either, USA Today reported.

    Rippon got a lot of support for his stance, but also was criticized for the refusal to meet with Pence.

    https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/adam-rippon-gay-refuse-pence/2018/02/07/id/842035/


    Sounds like Pence is against unprotected sex and barebacking:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/us/politics/mike-pence-and-conversion-therapy-a-history.html

    Where's the proof that Pence funded conversion?

    As opposed to this Progressive Liberal who actually did convert his wife:

    deblasiosincostume.png

    article-chirlane2-0509.jpg

    Liberals, how do you explain this hypocrisy, a white person made up with a black face would be considered racist.
  • beachcomber96

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    Feb 08, 2018 9:32 PM GMT

    Pence's stance on LGBTQ rights is no secret, its fairly aligned with the Republican platform as a whole.

    Here's some references
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/republican-national-convention-2016-platform-takes-harsh-stance-against-lgb
    https://qz.com/738299/reminder-this-is-the-republican-partys-platform-on-lgbt-rights/
    http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/aug/14/sean-patrick-maloney/donald-trump-against-same-sex-marriage/
  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Feb 08, 2018 9:42 PM GMT
    Trump boot lickers will defend anything from this corrupt administration .... no matter what the facts reveal


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    beachcomber96 said
    Pence's stance on LGBTQ rights is no secret, its fairly aligned with the Republican platform as a whole.

    Here's some references
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/republican-national-convention-2016-platform-takes-harsh-stance-against-lgb
    https://qz.com/738299/reminder-this-is-the-republican-partys-platform-on-lgbt-rights/
    http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/aug/14/sean-patrick-maloney/donald-trump-against-same-sex-marriage/
  • beachcomber96

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    Feb 08, 2018 9:54 PM GMT
    outdoorsmuscleguy saidTrump boot lickers will defend anything from this corrupt administration .... no matter what the facts reveal


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    beachcomber96 said
    Pence's stance on LGBTQ rights is no secret, its fairly aligned with the Republican platform as a whole.

    Here's some references
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/republican-national-convention-2016-platform-takes-harsh-stance-against-lgb
    https://qz.com/738299/reminder-this-is-the-republican-partys-platform-on-lgbt-rights/
    http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/aug/14/sean-patrick-maloney/donald-trump-against-same-sex-marriage/



    LOL

    Well this from the Republicans themselves. The Republican Party Platform 2016

    https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

    pgs 31-32 under Marriage, Family, and Society
  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Feb 08, 2018 10:31 PM GMT
    Additional provisions included those that promoted state laws to limit which restrooms transgender people could use, nodded to “conversion therapy” for gays by saying that parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children without interference and stated that “natural marriage” between a man and a woman is most likely to result in offspring who do not become drug-addicted or otherwise damaged.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/republican-convention-issues.html


    beachcomber96 said
    outdoorsmuscleguy saidTrump boot lickers will defend anything from this corrupt administration .... no matter what the facts reveal


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    beachcomber96 said
    Pence's stance on LGBTQ rights is no secret, its fairly aligned with the Republican platform as a whole.

    Here's some references
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/republican-national-convention-2016-platform-takes-harsh-stance-against-lgb
    https://qz.com/738299/reminder-this-is-the-republican-partys-platform-on-lgbt-rights/
    http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/aug/14/sean-patrick-maloney/donald-trump-against-same-sex-marriage/



    LOL

    Well this from the Republicans themselves. The Republican Party Platform 2016

    https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

    pgs 31-32 under Marriage, Family, and Society
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    Feb 08, 2018 11:16 PM GMT
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    Feb 08, 2018 11:18 PM GMT
    beachcomber96 said
    outdoorsmuscleguy saidTrump boot lickers will defend anything from this corrupt administration .... no matter what the facts reveal


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    1-in-3-avoid-the-truth-8-638.jpg?cb=1394

    beachcomber96 said
    Pence's stance on LGBTQ rights is no secret, its fairly aligned with the Republican platform as a whole.

    Here's some references
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/republican-national-convention-2016-platform-takes-harsh-stance-against-lgb
    https://qz.com/738299/reminder-this-is-the-republican-partys-platform-on-lgbt-rights/
    http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/aug/14/sean-patrick-maloney/donald-trump-against-same-sex-marriage/



    LOL

    Well this from the Republicans themselves. The Republican Party Platform 2016

    https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

    pgs 31-32 under Marriage, Family, and Society


    HOT

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    Feb 09, 2018 12:42 AM GMT
    Liberal Fake News Trolls: Where's the proof that Pence actually funded conversion?

    So Liberals: the skater can refuse to meet with Pence or Trump but if he's a baker, you want to force him to bake them a cake instead?

    Liberals, try fixing your own hypocrisy. Due to Obama's tampering: If Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning have sex together, they can donate blood because they identify as trannies but 2 gay men in a sexual relationship can't donate blood.

    Is Rippon gay or a tranny:
    adam-rippon.jpg

    Why isn't Rippon complaining that the only way he can compete as a woman is to identify as a tranny instead of as a gay man.

    Why hasn't Rippon lodged a complaint that there should be no separate mens and womens teams?

    Transgender Athletes Can Now Compete in Olympics Without Surgery:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/sports/olympics/transgender-athletes-olympics-ioc.html
  • beachcomber96

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    Feb 09, 2018 2:08 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidLiberal Fake News Trolls: Where's the proof that Pence actually funded conversion?

    So Liberals: the skater can refuse to meet with Pence or Trump but if he's a baker, you want to force him to bake them a cake instead?

    Liberals, try fixing your own hypocrisy. Due to Obama's tampering: If Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning have sex together, they can donate blood because they identify as trannies but 2 gay men in a sexual relationship can't donate blood.



    The Republican Party Platform 2016

    https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

    pgs 31-32 under Marriage, Family, and Society


    Refer to this and answer your own questions.
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    beachcomber96 said
    mx5guynj saidLiberal Fake News Trolls: Where's the proof that Pence actually funded conversion?

    So Liberals: the skater can refuse to meet with Pence or Trump but if he's a baker, you want to force him to bake them a cake instead?

    Liberals, try fixing your own hypocrisy. Due to Obama's tampering: If Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning have sex together, they can donate blood because they identify as trannies but 2 gay men in a sexual relationship can't donate blood.



    The Republican Party Platform 2016

    https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

    pgs 31-32 under Marriage, Family, and Society


    Refer to this and answer your own questions.


    Duh, Hands Up, Don't shoot Liberal Fake News Troll, the GOP platform is neither a law or spending authorization bill passed by Congress.

    Provide the Approved Congressional Budget Appropriation providing the funding.

    If Democrats wants to follow their parties platform, they need to give back their Republican Tax Cuts, Raises and Bonuses.

    Rippon is attending the Olympics under the benefit of a tax exempt 501c.
  • beachcomber96

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    Feb 09, 2018 2:47 AM GMT
    mx5guynj said
    beachcomber96 said
    mx5guynj saidLiberal Fake News Trolls: Where's the proof that Pence actually funded conversion?

    So Liberals: the skater can refuse to meet with Pence or Trump but if he's a baker, you want to force him to bake them a cake instead?

    Liberals, try fixing your own hypocrisy. Due to Obama's tampering: If Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning have sex together, they can donate blood because they identify as trannies but 2 gay men in a sexual relationship can't donate blood.



    The Republican Party Platform 2016

    https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

    pgs 31-32 under Marriage, Family, and Society


    Refer to this and answer your own questions.


    Duh, Hands Up, Don't shoot Liberal Fake News Troll, the GOP platform is neither a law or spending authorization bill passed by Congress.

    Provide the Approved Congressional Budget Appropriation providing the funding.



    The point here is his stance on the matter.

    Pence's stance on LGBTQ rights is no secret, its fairly consistent with the Republican platform as a whole.

    Here's some references
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/republican-national-convention-2016-platform-takes-harsh-stance-against-lgb
    https://qz.com/738299/reminder-this-is-the-republican-partys-platform-on-lgbt-rights/
    http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/aug/14/sean-patrick-maloney/donald-trump-against-same-sex-marriage/
    outdoorsmuscl...


    Make your own deductions

    P.S. Don't assume you know my political stance and not once did I refer to a politically aligned news outlet
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    Feb 09, 2018 3:03 AM GMT
    Is this the liberal tolarance, we keep hearing about?
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    Feb 09, 2018 3:20 AM GMT
    So Liberals:

    What's the dollar amount of the funding?

    Which ex converts have stepped forward to claim Pence was involved with the funding?
  • highforthis

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    Feb 10, 2018 8:24 PM GMT
    These trump trolls aren't even gay