Bristol Palin, is no stranger to controversy. The daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, first received media attention when at the age of 16 and unwed she became pregnant. This may have gone unnoticed except the Palin family was known for touting "family values" and abstinence. Bristol was able to get around this slip by marrying her baby-daddy, Levi Johnston. With that problem solved, Bristol was free to continue her crusade on teaching the world how to live.
Unfortunately, a short time later, the two divorced and Bristol found herself knocked-up and unmarried a second time. Once again she wed the 2nd baby-daddy but sadly that marriage too has recently ended in divorce.
With so many marriages, babies and divorces going on, it's a wonder Bristol has time to keep up on her blog telling everyone how to live a good, clean, American life but she does, and this week she decided to go after Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.
Bristol's beef with Rippon seems to stem from his refusal to meet with V.P. Mike Pence for supporting the dangerous practice of conversion therapy for gays and lesbians. Bristol wrote in her blog post that:
The cool thing for athletes to do now, apparently, is to snub any invitations to the White House in order to take a stand against the Donald Trump administration … This is a great effort on behalf of the Vice President to reach out with kindness.
In today’s crazy political climate, it’s nice to be kind — even if we have different political views. I hope one day Adam and the Vice President have a chance to sit down together.
In the meantime, I hope Adam — and all of Team USA — do a great job representing our nation well.
Bristol may think it's "cool" to be nice, but as an openly gay man, Rippon takes this issue very seriously and has recently stated that he continues to stand by what he said in multiple interviews on meeting Pence:
You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?I’m not buying it. 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 ‘s—holes,’ I think he should really go to church.
I just don’t think that’s right and I think there are so many people who also don’t think that’s right and I think right now more than ever I have this window of time to say what I feel and hopefully make a change. My mom has always taught me to stand up for people who don’t have a voice.
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. I wouldn’t go out of my way to meet somebody like that.
People are really over hearing it from Bristol Palin.
Some thought perhaps this was just a cry for attention.
Maybe it's time to go away now?
Hasn't anyone in the Republican party gotten the memo that Adam Rippon is America's sweetheart and that it's not a good idea to attack Olympic athletes?
@IVote2018 brought up a very good point. Perhaps it's time for a simple, "Congratulations" and then move along.
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