Todd Starnes Attacks Gay Olympian: He Got His Leotard In A Twist And Pitched A Hissy Fit About Mike Pence

Todd Starnes writes for Fox News:

A member of the U.S. men’s figure skating team got his leotard in a twist because Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to lead the U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea in February.

Adam Rippon, the 2016 U.S. men’s figure skating, pitched a particularly nasty hissy fit — telling USA Today he would prefer not to shake the vice president’s hand before the opening ceremony.

Mr. Rippon is believed to be the first openly gay Winter Olympian — and he took great umbrage at the vice president’s devout Christian faith. “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon snarled. “I’m not buying it.”

Adam Rippon may know how to land a triple axel, but when it comes to civility and grace, he’s skating on thin ice.

  • Bluto

    Go jump into a wood chipper, you foul, odoriferous, fetid, contemptible, soulless, dickless, shit pustule, ham-headed, fuck-face pee boy.

  • drbrentzenobia

    Very interested in the leotards, are we?

  • DaveMiller135

    Come out of the closet and say that, Roy. I mean, Todd.

  • Joe in PA
  • Kruhn

    Todette talking about civility, bless his heart! Adam should shake the hand of the person, who as Governor signed a law so homophobic that even his business buddies forced him to back down? I don’t think so!

    And Todette, go eat another donut.

    • Gustav2

      His business buddies in a conservative state.

  • Jack

    Starnes speaking on civility and grace? Next he’ll be writing about truthful reporting.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Just Shut up.

  • hdtex
  • Princess Lardass

    Piss-guzzler says what?

  • olandp

    Whenever I think “civility and grace” I think of Toddy Starnes.

    • Joe in PA

      You forgot: “, said no one, ever.” But I suppose that was implied. 🙂

      • olandp

        You know me too well.

  • Boreal

    Hmmm, Adam is out and proud, while Toad is a DL troll who haunts rest stop bathrooms in his quest to drink pee. Somebody has a crush on Adam.

  • Bambino
  • Jamie Brewer

    I guess this means Adam Rippon will not be appearing on Starnes star studded XMAS Galas broadcast on Fox Radio…..

    • shellback

      Nor will anyone else with any sense of dignity.

    • pj

      todd looks best on radio

  • Boreal
    • olandp

      I didn’t even know he was Catholic, when did he become a Cardinal?

      • Boreal

        Needs more lace.

    • Joe in PA

      Hey Todd, the inauguration was a year ago.

      • Boreal

        He dresses like this at home and dances.

        ‘Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free
        At night I lock the doors, where no one else can see
        I’m tired of dancing here all by myself
        Tonight I want to dance with someone else’

        • Joe in PA

          Don’t take my gay card away…but what is that from? An original composition?

          • Boreal

            Madonna song.

          • Cackalaquiano

            [over here giving you side eye with pursed lips]

          • kat

            Joe, get into the groove, man.

          • Man_in_the_mists
          • Joe in PA

            Thank you. 🙂

    • PickyPecker
      • bsinps

        There is a wonderful restaurant in Studio City California called Miceli’s where the waiter serenade you with opera and guest sing along. In the men’s room in one of the stalls in a famous graffiti which says “Edith Head gives good costume”. They’ve repainted the over the graffiti lately but didn’t paint over that one.

    • Todd20036

      Thats… better actually

      • Boreal

        A burqa would complete the outfit.

    • Menergy

      I honestly just choked on the mouthful of coffee when I saw that perfect photo of Stains, I mean Starnes! Well done! A keeper for the ages!

      • Boreal

        I can’t claim credit for this one. Someone else here created it a while back. The others are posted are my work.

    • trouble94114

      A bit understated for Todd perhaps?

  • LeeCMH

    A hateful Christian lecturing us about civility?

    This guy reminds me of jr. high boys striking a “gay” pose, limping their wrist with some mocking slur ——– back in the ’70s.

  • Ogre Magi

    He looks like a damned eunuch

  • ClevelandJim

    “Adam Rippon, the 2016 U.S. men’s figure skating, pitched a particularly nasty hissy fit — telling USA Today he would prefer not to shake the vice president’s hand before the opening ceremony.”

    That’s a “nasty hissy fit”? That’s nothing compared to Starnes’ usual hysteria.

    • perversatile
      • margaretpoa

        Because he’s always about to introduce legislation to outlaw the LGBTQ-Men

        • Dramphooey

          There are times when I wish I could shoot a destructive beam from my eyes these days.

          • Todd20036

            Yup, remember when Doug Jones was sworn in and his gay son made the Jedi glare at Pence during the ceremony?

          • margaretpoa

            Right? Or light a fire under somebody’s ass in a more literal sense.

        • JCF

          And -Women.

          • margaretpoa

            Of course but if you’re familiar with the X-Men, about half of them are women.

    • Dramphooey

      The term “nasty hissy fit” is deliberately chosen. They want a world where a gay entering a room earns a eye roll. There will be more of it. I wonder what became of all those LGBT for Trump who actually thought there couldn’t possibly be any backtracking if we put a group of reactionaries in power.

      • Todd20036

        I never did like that character because of his bigotry, even in the 70s. Glad he was usually put in his place.

        • LeeCMH

          Luckily by then, I was off to college. My TV viewing dropped to near zero.

        • narutomania

          Agreed !!!!

          That show (Three’s Company, for all you young’uns) aired while I was moving into my teens and then went off the air in 1984, when I was just finishing high school.

          Ugh! To have to suffer that horrible character Mr Roper and his ridiculous bigotry. And the fact that Jack (John Ritter’s character) would play to it by hamming his “gay” act also got under my skin.

          • Dramphooey

            We were the butt of jokes even by our friends.

          • narutomania

            Sadly, Dram, you are right. So many gay men were too fearful or full of shame to think about being outraged, at least not publicly.

            The film “The Boys In The Band” captures the self-loathing that I think was not uncommon then among many gay men because they had been fed the lie for so long, that they/we were vile, etc. We thought that any TV presence – no matter how degrading – was better than invisibility.

    • prixator

      And, notice that he omitted the word “champion” after “2016 U.S. men’s figure skating”. Inadvertent? I think not. (Doesn’t Fox “News” employ editors?)

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Grifter for Fox News thinks he is relevant.

  • Stogiebear

    Todd, To paraphrase Jesus, “Let him who is without hissy fit cast the first twisted crotchless lace panties.”

    Now be a good little hamhead and sit down and drink your urine.

  • Friday’s_cat

    When Todd coming out?

    • Gigi

      I hope never.

      • Reality.Bites

        I hope he comes out soon.

        Also posthumously

      • JCF

        Oh, but he was just named NAMBLA Vice-President!

  • Gigi

    Starnes is just pissed that he’d look like a tub of rancid lard in a leotard as compared to Rippon, the Olympic athlete.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Another PWR, Porky White Republican.

  • Jmdintpa

    I try to act like im a non violent person …. then Todd shows up and the thoughts of the things I would do to bring pain to that fat ass scare me.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Todd do you touch yourself when you think of muscley Olympians ?

    • Todd20036

      Yes. Yes I do. Why do you ask?

      • Mark Née Fuzz

        Pix or it never happened.

  • Bert_Bauer

    Says the queen of hissy fits.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … and of pissy fits.

  • LeeCMH

    Take “great umbrage at the vice president’s devout Christian faith.”

    This is a favorite hateful Christian deflection.

    When people object to the hateful Christian use of government to stomp others, they scream, “oh you are persecuting us.”

  • Richard B

    Thank you Adam Rippon for your courage to stand up for your convictions and I have a new favorite Olympian to follow 🙂

  • Sam_Handwich

    oh mary

  • Longpole

    Starnes and Pence should feel relieved from having to shake hands with a gay guy. Since doing so would make them feel icky.

    • Cackalaquiano

      They’d have hand sanitizer at the ready so they don’t catch “the gay”

  • Gerry Fisher

    Does “civility and grace” include “let them oppress you and lead you down the road to extermination”?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    So, the pee drinker is casting stones? Are they kidney stones, perhaps?

  • Boreal
  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Remind me. Who exactly is Todd Starnes again and why should we give an F about what he thinks?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Hey Toad, why don’t you go with this obnoxious yunt and get lost in the woods.

  • Cackalaquiano

    In the deepest recesses of his brain, Todd desperately wishes Adam would skate for him sans leotard.

  • rednekokie

    If anyone is totally devoid of civility and grace, it’s the vice president Pence. He has a lifelong history of denigrating gay folk. I would personally join Adam Rippon in shunning the jerk.

  • Mike

    I only know who Todd Starnes is from JMG, and he doesn’t look like a hyper-masculine he-man himself. How’s that for understatement. Just because Republicans get all their gay sex in men’s toilets and in parks doesn’t make them superior. Opposite

  • margaretpoa

    I’m sorry but Starnes totally sets off my gaydar. Being LGBTQ isn’t a bad thing but being closeted and a hypocrite certainly is.

    • #DJTK5F

      You need to recalibrate your gaydar to distinguish between pedophile and LGBTQ. Common mistake.

      • margaretpoa

        Why is that a “common mistake”? That’s pretty damned offensive to suggest pedophiles are mistaken for LGBTQ people and vice-versa.

  • shellback

    I could be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure Toad has an extremely punchable face. What say you?

  • Christopher

    Oh, look!

    The human? equivalent of a busted toilet thinks he has something to offer.

    How quaint.

  • Octoberfurst

    Turd Stains is upset that a gay man doesn’t want to meet a person who thinks he is less than human. No doubt Turd would also be upset if a Black man didn’t want to meet & greet the head of the KKK or if a Jewish man didn’t want his picture taken with Hitler back in the 1930’s. “So rude!”

    • Reality.Bites

      No, Todd would be upset at a black or Jewish person being allowed to

  • j.martindale
    • medaka

      Michael Musto in the middle?

    • Menergy

      Hold me back, folks! Definitely arousing! MMMMMM (actually I love the humor)

    • JCF

      You do you, gentlemen!

  • “Pitched a hissy fit”? That’s what Starnes does for a living.

  • Reality.Bites

    Todd Starnes is refreshing proof that the Trump WH hasn’t scraped the bottom of the barrel in hiring. Yet.

  • #DJTK5F

    Todd Starnes is the kind of “male” who wants to grab pussy, thinks it’s perfectly fine to grab pussy, but can’t find any. The closest he’d get is changing some 2-year old girl’s diaper.

    Parents, grab your girl-children. Hell, grab your boy-children too, when Starnes oozes into the room.


  • Scott Fitler

    Made the mistake of going to the link and reading some of the comments. Faith in the goodness of humanity lessened once again…

    • Gigi

      Just be thankful you’re not like them and that you don’t have to spend time with people like that.

  • Starnes is the hissy-fittiest and has a 24/7 outlet for his crazy. Stop beating up on private citizens’ right to an opinion.

  • Dagoril

    “…he’s skating on thin ice.”

    The wit of Todd Starnes, everybody!

  • another_steve

    I like Todd Starnes because he makes me look butch compared to him.

  • Friday

    Christianist who really shouldn’t be trying to go after anyone else on *masculinity,* while he whines someone who wanted people to die of HIV and blame and persecute the gays through ‘conversion therapy’ to enrich other Fundie haters is being ‘persecuted for his Christian Faith’ if a gay athlete doesn’t want to endorse a hate-politician.

  • ted-

    Evil next dies. It is true

  • Natty Enquirer

    The man who begins his piece with a homophobic slur then lectures us on the values of civility and grace.

    • Sashineb

      If he isn’t a perfect example of hateful hypocrisy, then I don’t know what is.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • sfjohn

    todd’s got a tiny boner goin’……

  • sadoldguy

    todd and sarah should hook up, they are made for each other.

    • #DJTK5F

      Both Todd and Sarah start to ooze from their loins and groins that kind of fat-jelly that covers canned hams whenever they’re in the same room together. You can smell it.

      • cleos_mom

        I’m so glad I didn’t read this before breakfast.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Good on Adam Rippon for calling out the Missionary of Hate (Pence) and holding to his truth.
    This Toad Starnes is one more Tokyo Rove professional liar and propagandist from the Fascist Reich-Wing bigots and fear-mongers.

  • AdamTh

    … ” — and he took great umbrage at the vice president’s devout Christian faith. “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” ”

    Hmm… Where does Mr Rippon mention Pence’s KKKristian faith? Unless Toddy is admitting conversion therapy is owned 100% by the KKKristians.

  • #DJTK5F

    Headline: “Media Figure Found Suffocated With Face Stuck In Canned Ham” Film at 11.

    Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

  • Alpha 50327

    Pederast. No way he isn’t a pederast.

  • Gustav2

    Remember kids, always be polite to your abuser!

    If only the Founding Fathers had thought of that.

  • sadoldguy

    Has any one ever seen todd and sarah at the same time?
    How do we know they aren’t the same person?

    • Reality.Bites

      Because her doppelgänger is Sasquatch

  • LeeCMH
  • Fuck off, asshole.

  • Mark McGovern

    The man is a pig. Personally, I wish I never had to look at him or read a single syllable of his vile spewtant.

    • Sashineb

      I can’t stand him. Even the tone of his voice makes me sick. Someone once referred to him as Turdd Staines, and that’s how I think of him, too.

      • Mark McGovern

        I have never actually heard him. If JMG didn’t post on him, I wouldn’t even know who he was,

        • LeeCMH

          Turd tries to pass himself off as a folksy southern good ole boy.

          • Mark McGovern

            If I knew nothing about him at all, and was asked to characterize him just on looks (and I know this isn’t fair) I would guess definitely gay; one of those smart gay guys with a sharp, witty, biting sense of humor and a penchant for great cooking and entertaining.

          • Sashineb

            Yes, I can just see him with his martini glass, snarking at everybody.

          • Mark McGovern

            LOL nice embellishment on my bizarre fantasy

          • LeeCMH

            And stabbing them in the back in true good old boy fashion.

      • Mark McGovern

        I made up the word “spewtant” just for him, I hate him that much.

        • Gianni

          It may be made up, but says exactly what it should.

      • agcons

        I’m one of them who refers to him as “Turdd Staines”; I don’t know if I was the first.

    • CharlestonDave

      That’s disrespectful to pigs.

      When has Todd Starnes done anything as useful as provide us bacon?

  • LeeCMH
  • Jim Michaud

    Hard to believe this dude was born the same day (10/28/67) as Julia Roberts. Give me Julia any day.

    • agcons

      He’s that much younger than I am? Gawd.

  • Charles Nelson

    A picture of Roy Cohen, that closeted fascist, who assisted Sen Joe McCarthy, is probably in a silver frame on his wall.

  • Phil Touchette

    This bitch.

    • Hank

      This “closeted” bitch, if you please

      • Man_in_the_mists

        Please, no.

  • cleos_mom

    “Devout Christian faith” = not questioning crack medicine.

  • narutomania

    Pile of discarded liposuction detritus says what …?

  • Lakeview Bob

    “Civility”and grace” coming from a man who uses the expressions hissy fit and leotard in a twist as a devise comment. Yes, you asshole you are a homophobic bigoted asshole no matter how much you try to deny it.

    • kareemachan

      And I swear, closeted.

  • Acronym Jim

    “got his leotard in a twist”

    “pitched a particularly nasty hissy fit”

    “Rippon snarled”

    If this is Starnes’ idea of “civility and grace,” I’m gonna go with Rippon.

  • TheSeer

    “but when it comes to civility and grace, he’s skating on thin ice.”

  • Every Republican I have ever met has been a racist.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Oh, Todd, Todd, Todd….. people in pink glass Barbie dollhouses shouldn’t throw stones.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    do the rest of world listen to Todd Starnes as much as we do here on JMG? LOL
    oversized closeted canned ham says what to people who don’t care?

  • JWC

    Todd…. Shut the fuck up

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Pee drinker says what?

    • jmax

      He said, “Gurgle gurgle gurgle”.

  • GanymedeRenard

    A graceless TOAD talks about grace? That’s funny.

  • fuzzybits

    Who’s the one having a hissy fit?

  • -M-

    The skater took umbrage to Pence’s bigotry and violation of others’ freedom of religion.

    Starnes is having the hissy fit.

  • andrew

    The Pillsbury Doughboy said what?

  • Chris Craft

    Oh Faux, you never fail to hit below the belt. So ignorant and stupid.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Todd just needs to come out of the closet.

    • JCF

      Aw, give him a break: pedophilia is illegal!

  • JCF
  • Ninja0980

    Oh fuck off you Bunsen Honeydew reject.

  • agcons

    Lots of people regret the day your parents opened the can, Turdd.

  • FelineMama

    What a hateful, disgusting little man. STFU then Go Straight to Hell, POS.

  • Gianni

    Civility and grace? You’re asking a lot there, Todd. Perhaps, you should start by heeding your own words. Civility and grace don’t seem to be your strong suit either. Also, the picture clearly shows that your big mouth needs something to fully fill it.

  • anne marie in philly

    betcha old todd would like to check out that leotard for himself…

  • HZ81

    Oh, Fuuuuuuuck you, you closeted little coward queen. Fuuuck you!!

  • Franciscan

    “Gay conversion therapy” is a particularly uncivil and disgraceful institution, not to mention dangerous and mortifying to the soul. But so, Mr. Starnes, you are in favor of it?

  • Doug Danforth
  • Gene Perry

    Oh, Todd … just come out of the closet & join the parade.

  • Toddy, We don’t wear leotards nor get our “panties” in a twist. That is just your ignorance and disrespectful hate. Fnck off!