It was inevitable to stay away from the controversy of the present V.P. of the United States Mike Pence, who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as a Governor of Indiana in 2015. This bill allowed businesses to keep away lesbian and gay customers on the grounds of religious freedom.
Earlier, Penice thwarted a media sports report of his staff reaching out to the US Olympic Committee to arrange a meet with Adam Rippon.
“I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #Team USA is to bring home the gold. GO get ‘em!” – the VP tweeted in response to the gay athlete.
Adam Rippon recently blew the White House for appointing Pence to pave the way for the official US delegation in 2018 Winter Olympic opening event.
Jarrod Agen, VP’s communications director later rejected the story published by CNN. Pence later wrote on Twitter to console Rippon that the US delegation’s top priority was “FOR YOU” and asked him not to get distracted by the ‘FAKE NEWS’. However, Rippon seems to have been hurt by the gay conversion therapy funded by Mike Pence.
A spokeswoman of the VP, Alyssa Farah later refuted the charges alleged by Adam Rippon. “This accusation is totally false and has no basis in fact. Despite these misinformed claims, the Vice President will be enthusiastically supporting all the US athletes competing next month in Pyeongchang,” Farah cited.
In a reply to these nuances, Rippon told the media – “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“.
He later went on to add “If I had the chance to meet him afterwards after I’m finished competing, there might be a possibility to have an open conversation. He seems more mild-mannered than Donald Trump … But I don’t think the current administration represents the values that I was taught growing up. Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.”