?I will participate in no form of protest. I?m representing myself and my country on the world stage,? he told USA Today. ?What makes America great is that we?re all so different. It?s 2018 and being an openly gay man and an athlete, that is part of the face of America now.?
What audacity? The VP is merely participating in an opening ceremony. What did he say or do to this guy? And is he suppose to not perform this function bc the two of them don't agree on something?
Grandstanding at its finest. To what end? This is not the time nor place to make ones political/social beliefs a personal soap box platform IMO. Those of us who want to watch the Olympics don't want to see it turn into someone's political football. It's all so ridiculous. If this is the "face of America", we better all start with respect. He's free to be gay and do anything he wants but this is making him look bad and hateful. Same with the football players. Everyone needs to chill.
Oh, I see. But the skaters got plenty. He's trying to make a point that Christianity has hurt him. I get it. But this isn't the time or place to get even and with our VP who hadn't ever said a word to him, right? I just don't see this as good communication or the appropriate time. The Olympics give us all a break from all this junk. Now, it's bleeding in to everything.
The VP is performing a necessary function. It's not personal, and to make it personal is grandstanding.