Fox News Reporter: Obama is Gay Over LGBT Olympics Support
Is President Barrack Obama secretly gay and in the closet? Well, as suggested by Fox News contributor Todd Starnes, he must be; following comments the president made in support of LGBT athletes at a press conference last Friday.Think Progress reports.
After processing Obama's comments, Starnes, who by his own admission on his Twitter account "occupies the far right side of the Fox News Corner of the Word," came to the conclusion that the president must be gay for supporting LGBT rights.
"It sounds like the president is suggesting a litmus test for membership on the U.S. Olympic team," Starnes said. "The president also suggested that Olympic teams without gay or lesbian athletes are somehow weaker than heterosexual athletic teams. Why can't President Obama support all of our Olympic athletes - regardless of who they choose to love, regardless of their sexual orientation?"
At Friday's press conference, Obama was asked if he supports the boycott against the Winter Olympics in Sochi over Russia's controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, which attempts to silence the country's LGBT community, On Top Magazine reports. The president said he does "not think it's appropriate to boycott the Olympics."
"Nobody is more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and -lesbian legislation that you've been seeing in Russia," Obama said. "But as I said just this week, I've spoken out against that not just with respect to Russia but a number of other countries where we continue to do work with them but we have a strong disagreement on this issue."
Starnes also went on a Twitter rant against the president, accusing him of discriminating against straight athletes and said that Obama may be gay.
"Obama: 'Nobody's more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation.' What are you trying to say, sir," he tweeted. "I just don't understand why President Obama must judge our Olympic athletes by who they love."
"Why not support athletes regardless of their sexual orientation, Mr. President?"" Starnes added. "Did Obama just announce a litmus test for being a member of the US Olympic team?"
According to the New Civil Rights Movement, Starnes isn't shy of spewing anti-gay rhetoric. Earlier this year, he suggested that marriage equality would lead to bestiality and an increase of STDs.
He also lashed out against NBA's Jason Collins' coming out as he tweeted, "The NBA is turning into GLEE," and "Have any professional athletes announced they are heterosexual today?" The journalist also called a transgender woman a "burley man wearing a dress" and strongly opposed the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, tweeting, "Supreme Court overrules God," and "Won't be long before they outlaw the Bible as hate speech."
More recently, Starnes claimed that Facebook temporally banned him for his conservative views.
"I'm about as politically incorrect as you can get," Starnes wrote on his Facebook page. "I'm wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing 'Jesus Saves' on the stereo and a Gideon's Bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I'm politically incorrect and happy as a June bug."
He claims his post was deleted, his account frozen for 12 hours and Facebook admins sent him a message allegedly saying, "We removed this from Facebook because it violates our Community Standards. So you're temporarily blocked from using this feature," Starnes said.
"I suspect had I been reading Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals, wearing a Planned Parenthood ball cap, smoking a joint, and sporting butt-less leather chaps," he said. "Facebook would've left me alone. It's really sad that Facebook objects to people who share traditional American values. And quite frankly, any community that doesn't allow sweet tea and the Bible violates my personal standards."