Peter LaBarbera Is Not Happy With Adam Rippon Coverage: ‘The Media Are Obsessed With Homosexuality’

Figure skater Adam Rippon (Screenshot: NBC via YouTube)

Openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon, who has publicly feuded with Vice President Mike Pence over Pence’s support for anti-LGBTQ policies, does not have a fan in Americans For Truth About Homosexuality’s Peter LaBarbera, who complained yesterday that the media coverage of Rippon and other LGBTQ athletes shows that “the media are obsessed with homosexuality.”

LaBarbera appeared Tuesday on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” program, where host Jim Schneider asked him about how the media is “bending over backward to promote the LGBT movement” at the Olympics. “It’s as if the media’s being obsessed with the sexual choices people make as long as it’s outside the realm of normalcy,” Schneider said. “I mean, I don’t hear them touting heterosexual athletes in that way.”

“Well, Jim, you’re right, the media are obsessed with homosexuality and now transgenderism and it’s hard to conclude anything else when you see how crazy they are in promoting this,” LaBarbera said. “I mean, this is the Olympics, it would be nice if something could be set apart from politically correct activism and progressivism, but even the Olympics and even the Super Bowl and even sporting events now have been politicized and especially in the pro-LGBTQ direction.”

Schneider responded that the coverage of Rippon and others is “turning the stomachs of so many” and is part of “an agenda that the media has to mainstream this in a way that is trying to force it down the throats of people who totally object to the immorality that the lifestyle poses.”

LaBarbera agreed that the media “are obsessed” but that “there’s probably a large substrata of Americans who are very irritated about this but they don’t say anything.”

“But it never stops with the media, and we see it on the transgender issue,” he said. “Adam Rippon, the skater, went out of his way to insult the vice president of the United States and he’s treated like a hero, it’s just ridiculous.”