Gay US winter Olympians address Mike Pence over his position on LGBT rights: 'Eat your heart out'

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    Feb 12, 2018 9:12 PM GMT
    Mr Pence has been accused of showing support for the widely discredited practice of gay conversion therapy

    The first two openly gay US winter Olympians have taken a dig at Vice President Mike Pence over his record on gay rights.

    Gus Kenworthy, a freestyle skier, shared a photo of himself planting a kiss on the side of Adam Rippon’s face and quipped “eat your heart out, Pence!”

    Mr Pence, who is known for his conservative views on marriage equality and LGBT+ rights, has been accused of showing support for the widely discredited practice of gay conversion therapy.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gay-us-olympians-mike-pence-lgbt-rights-instagram-winter-olympics-gus-kenworthy-adam-rippon-a8206601.html
  • bro4bro

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    Feb 13, 2018 5:24 PM GMT
    I gotta say, it annoys me when the media characterize weasels like Pence as "a devout Christian" without question (and I'm 100% agnostic). At most they should say he claims to be or alleges himself to be a devout Christian, even though he seems to have missed some rather glaringly key attributes of Christian philosophy (something about judging not, and not casting stones comes to mind).

    For most of these Bible-thumping politicians, the only religion they truly have is their own ambition. They simply use the "Word of God" as a convenient tool for collecting donations and votes from stupid people.
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    Feb 13, 2018 7:33 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidI gotta say, it annoys me when the media characterize weasels like Pence as "a devout Christian" without question (and I'm 100% agnostic). At most they should say he claims to be or alleges himself to be a devout Christian, even though he seems to have missed some rather glaringly key attributes of Christian philosophy (something about judging not, and not casting stones comes to mind).

    For most of these Bible-thumping politicians, the only religion they truly have is their own ambition. They simply use the "Word of God" as a convenient tool for collecting donations and votes from stupid people.


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  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 13, 2018 8:30 PM GMT
    JonSpringon said
    bro4bro saidI gotta say, it annoys me when the media characterize weasels like Pence as "a devout Christian" without question (and I'm 100% agnostic). At most they should say he claims to be or alleges himself to be a devout Christian, even though he seems to have missed some rather glaringly key attributes of Christian philosophy (something about judging not, and not casting stones comes to mind).

    For most of these Bible-thumping politicians, the only religion they truly have is their own ambition. They simply use the "Word of God" as a convenient tool for collecting donations and votes from stupid people.


    AMEN!! icon_lol.gif

    I mean... +1!!
    +2!
  • StevenKal

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    Feb 14, 2018 1:57 PM GMT
    One of the rules to overthrowing a leader is to stop caring about them. That's what we need to do with our current President's administration is stop caring about them because they'll continue to hate us no matter what, and the only way to beat hate is with indifference. Just saying!