PayPal Co-Founder Declares at Republican National Convention: ‘I Am Proud to Be Gay’

Thiel-compressedCLEVELAND, Ohio — The co-founder of PayPal spoke at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, declaring to those gathered that he is “proud to be gay” and Republican, which drew applause from some in the crowd.

Billionaire Peter Thiel, who also sits on the board of Facebook, referenced during his speech a variety of issues that he feels should be priorities in American government.

“[T]oday our government is broken,” he said. “Our nuclear bases still use floppy disks. Our newest fighter jets can’t even fly in the rain. And it would be kind to say the government’s software works poorly, because much of the time it doesn’t even work at all. That is a staggering decline for the country that completed the Manhattan project. We don’t accept such incompetence in Silicon Valley, and we must not accept it from our government.”

He proceeded to explain his belief that these matters have been buried by culture wars that he finds to be petty and trivial.

“When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union, and we won. We are [now] told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?” he said, as some in the crowd stood and cheered.

As previously reported, PayPal is one of nearly 70 corporations that have signed on to a legal brief challenging North Carolina’s “bathroom bill.” The company also canceled its expansion plans in the state out of its objection to the law.

“Of course, every American has a unique identity,” Thiel continued in his speech. “I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all, I am proud to be an American.”

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After the crowd again cheered, with some chanting “USA,” Thiel asserted that some cultural issues are simply manufactured problems and distractions from more important matters.

“I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform. But fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline,” he said. “And nobody in this race is being honest about it except Donald Trump.”

Gregory Angelo, president of the homosexual group Log Cabin Republicans, told NBC News prior to Thiel’s speech that he was pleased Thiel would be addressing the crowd.

“The theme [on Thursday] is ‘Make America One Again.’ I don’t think it’s an accident that they’re having an openly gay conservative addressing the convention on a night that is espousing that theme.”

Donald Trump likewise addressed homosexuality in his acceptance speech, telling those gathered that he would work to protect homosexuals if elected.

“As president, I will do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,” Trump declared, being met with applause.

“And, I have to say, as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said,” he said in response.

As previously reported, Trump declared at a fundraiser last month that he is the best candidate for the “gay community.”

“So you tell me, who’s better for the gay community, and who’s better for women than Donald Trump? Believe me!” he said.

In February, he also replied in the affirmative when asked by a lesbian reporter if the nation can expect “more forward motion” on homosexual issues if elected president.


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  • Amos Moses

    He needs Christ …………..

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Amen

  • Harry Oh!

    I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore….the gays have taken over.

  • 201821208 :)

    “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

    “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” Rom. 1:26-27

  • Stephen W.

    I applaud his courageously standing up to those who might otherwise seek to do harm to him or endeavor to strip him of his constitutional rights, all in the name of “religious liberty.”

    • TheBottomline4This

      We know @theodorefenton, we know.

    • Amos Moses

      Let him be “proud” of this …………

      29 Sep 2015 … Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States (US).

      CDC: 20% of Gay Men Are HIV-Positive, but Nearly Half Don’t Know …
      healthland time com

      CDC: 50% of Black Gay Men Will Contract HIV
      New research reveals stark differences in risk
      About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates. Overall, for the average American, the odds of an HIV infection is 1 in 99 and has been declining. But the risk varies widely for different groups. For example, the projection is 1 in 2 for gay black men, but fewer than 1 in 2,500 for heterosexual white men. “The differences are stark,” said Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the CDC released the estimates at a Boston medical conference on Tuesday.

      • Stephen W.

        According to the CDC, black men are ten times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV or AIDS than white men. Among black men who allege that they have never engaged in a homosexual act, the figure rises to about 15 times the rate that heterosexual white men are diagnosed.

        Studies by the CDC also conclude that black men are more likely to have HIV or AIDS and go undiagnosed than white men. All of this translates to black women being diagnosed with HIV or AIDS at a rate of over 20 times that of white women. The general trend is for black men to catch HIV/AIDS from each other in prison and then give it to black women when they are released. The CDC believes that 74% of black women who have HIV/AIDS contracted it through heterosexual contact with a man.

        A 2004 report by the CDC says that AIDS is:

        * the leading cause of death for black women aged 25–34 years.
        * the 3rd leading cause of death for black women aged 35–44 years.
        * the 4th leading cause of death for black women aged 45–54 years.

        By way of comparison, AIDS was only the 11th leading cause of death for white women aged 25-34!

        • Stephen W.

          Another study published in the American Journal of Public Health looked at ten years of data. Black females married to black males are 9 times more likely to be victims of spousal homicide than white females married to white males. The study found that interracial marriages where the male is black had the highest spousal homicide rate. White females married to black males are 12.4 times more likely to be murdered by their husbands than white females married to white males. Source: J A Mercy and L E Saltzman. Fatal violence among spouses in the United States, 1976-85.. American Journal of Public Health: May 1989, Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 595-599.

    • jael2

      Really, Stephen? When will the sodomites quit playing the victim card? When will they quit making false claims of persecution, to push through their wicked agenda on the rest of the populace? When will they stop bullying Christians?
      The false narrative of victimhood, really needs to stop.
      You have chosen to live in rebellion to a Holy God, and break His commandments. The Bible calls this “sowing and reaping”.
      You cannot violate God’s law, and not expect consequences.

  • Gary Metzger

    They can try and sanitize homosexuality all they want. There is nothing clean about it, and the CDC stats speak for themselves on the danger that model of life poses to its members. God made us male and female for a reason, and to step outside of that paradigm of living is insane no matter what angle you examine it from.

    • Amos Moses

      Heard the ACLU was going to file suit against the “X” and “Y” chrosomes for hate crimes against homosexuals and trannys ……..

      • Gary Metzger

        Ha, that would be humurous!

        • Amos Moses

          Gary, Glad you are here my brother ………….

  • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

    He needs the Lord’s intervention and we need to pray for Donald Trump to win, because if Hillary gets it, I believe that is the final nail in America’s coffin. Wake up!!

    • Becky

      We need to pray for Trump to win? No thanks…you can have him. I know that my God…God Almighty…will do according to his will. He will use whoever he chooses to use to advance his plan and there’s nothing we can do to change that…kinda like Pharaoh and his hardened heart. We are here to serve God through Christ our Lord by spreading the gospel and through servitude. Voting is futile, unless, of course, you don’t trust the power of God Almighty.

      • Rocker83

        I will pray for Trump to win. I see signs of God awakening him. HilLIARy, on the other hand, has thoroughly hardened her heart against Christ and runs further away from Him every chance she gets. America cannot afford 4 more years of the kind of evil that she and Barack Obama have brought upon this land.

      • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

        My God told us to even pray for our enemy, sorry you feel that way.

        • Becky

          God Almighty said to pray for our enemies. He didn’t say to pray for Trump to win.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

            If your voting for Hillary or planning not to vote and not for Trump, you are my enemy and a enemy to America.

          • Becky

            If you help put into power those who act as enemies (Hillary & Trump) of God Almighty, what does that make you?? God’s enemy.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

            So who do we vote for pokemon? No logic when we only have 2 choices.

          • Becky

            You think you only have two choices, because that’s what the world offers. I put my trust in God.

            “In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:7,8

          • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

            God gave us a nation of freedom to be able to be a free nation. I do trust God and God owes us nothing, but some ppl think that tey are perfect when i know they are nobody perfect in this world.You are the kind of ppl that will put Hillary in the white house and God has given us all kinds of signs that she is anti American and when your children ate suffering with sharia law in america, you might remember our conversation. i hope and pray God has mercy upon usa and gives us Trump.if Hillary gets it she attacks Russia with nukes. Think about that real hard. Her vp Kaine is anti Israel and anti Russia and already wanted to nuke Russia. Wake up!!

          • Becky

            You’re right about one thing in all of your babbling…this is a free nation. Thus far, we are not forced by law to compromise our faith by having to vote for one of two people that neither have any regard, much less obedience, to God’s word. Obviously, you’re going to vote for Trump, because you’re relying on him to protect you and save you, whilst he offends God…you will choose to put him in the position to offend God… some friend you are to God. Truth is, regardless of who wins, they both plan on offending God by their worldly plans. Wake up yourself…evil is evil.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

            Ohhhh my bad!!! I didn’t know you was perfect…

          • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

            If u say that Trump is not a good man, you are blinded to your own perfection and you think your better than anybody.

      • doree10

        He is willing to listen and spend time with Christians…

        • Becky

          So does Satan.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

            Becky… I think you got Hillary mixed up with Trump… wake up!! Praying for ya!!

          • Becky

            Not at all. No matter which one you vote for, they both support things that are sins against God (homosexuality, abortion, etc, etc, etc). If you want to support an individual that will act as an enemy of God, then that makes you an enemy of God. I love God Almighty through Christ my Lord and I’m not going support anyone that has openly admitted that they plan on doing things that are an affront to God.

      • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

        It’s people like you that will help Hillary win who is very evil and wicked and hates America and Israel. Something you need to think about come election day… Hillary’s VP Kaine is ANTI-ISRAEL & ANTI-RUSSIA who advocated in nuking Russia and boycotted Israel’s Netanyahu speech in Congress and he also helped Iran get nuclear weapons. Wake up!!

        • Becky

          You’re the one that needs to wake up. You’re resting your safety and peace upon man and that’s a grave mistake. You sound terribly afraid…how very sad for you. I’ve made my choice and he is God Almighty through Christ my Lord.

          God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed,
          and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
          Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:1-3, 7-11

    • lizk

      it’s anyone who joins forces with the 1st beast will bring in the one world order and one world religions.

      • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

        Hillary and Islam would be very deadly mixture

  • D Sims

    Being blind to the truth is one major cause for hypocrisy. What he calls petty cultural wars is exactly what he started when he decided that his company would cancel its expansion plans in North Carolina in a effort to fight the law he disagrees with. A petty issue (in his words)

    • TheBottomline4This

      I have many friends and a few relatives who live in a couple of cities in NC. They are saying the media is twisting the truth about the impact over this bathroom bill. The media is making it sound like NC is hurting deeply from the stand the Governor is taking, but it’s not true. There is minimal impact and more companies are coming into the state.

      • lizk

        I think it’s sad that people do not know God or what He says. It’s bad enough people do not know what they are male or female and some want to be its, them, or they. Jesus is coming back soon and He would rather everyone repent of their sins so all can be saved but many like to live in their sins and will be destroyed.

  • Becky

    “The theme [on Thursday] is ‘Make America One Again.’ I don’t think it’s an accident that they’re having an openly gay conservative addressing the convention on a night that is espousing that theme.”

    Make America one again? When was America ever one with homosexuality? Never. However, one day it will be…via Hillary or, even via the nation’s newest savior, Trump. The oneness they’re striving for is enmity against God Almighty. That’s what both Hillary and Trump are offering…enmity against God.

    “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.'” Revelation 18:4

    • Bob Johnson

      So where are you moving to?

      • Amos Moses

        It will be an exclusive neighborhood ………… will you be there ……….

        • Bob Johnson

          Since the tenor of the Biblical quote implies leaving “her,” a clear reference to the USA, i am interested in which country this exclusive neighborhood is located? Clearly not Europe, and Catholic South America and Buddhist (atheist) Asia are poor choices. The middle east? Just where in the world will you find or build this neighborhood?

          • Amos Moses

            The only place to go ………….. is away from here …………. and into the Kingdom …… and as i said ….. it is exclusive ……….. again …….. will YOU be there …………..

          • lizk

            we are looking forward to the coming of Jesus to take us home. You need to know the bible and what God says, and do His will . Do good to people not evil, to love mercy and justice. God is a God of love.

          • Bob Johnson

            All that you say is true after Jesus returns. And perhaps He will come soon, however, many generations of theologist have stated, “Any minute now.” What do you do until He returns?

            Becky’s quote from Revelation clearly indicates that she, you, all Christians, should leave “her … least you share in her sins.” So I ask again where do you go until He returns?

  • Amos Moses

    Trump Delivers Eulogy As Republican Party Formally Laid To Rest

    Babylon Bee …………

  • Amos Moses

    CDC ……

    29 Sep 2015 … Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States (US).

    CDC: 20% of Gay Men Are HIV-Positive, but Nearly Half Don’t Know …
    healthland time com

    CDC: 50% of Black Gay Men Will Contract HIV
    New research reveals stark differences in risk
    About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates. Overall, for the average American, the odds of an HIV infection is 1 in 99 and has been declining. But the risk varies widely for different groups. For example, the projection is 1 in 2 for gay black men, but fewer than 1 in 2,500 for heterosexual white men. “The differences are stark,” said Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the CDC released the estimates at a Boston medical conference on Tuesday.

    Be “proud” ……………….

    • Gary Metzger

      THIS, of course, is the last discussion the LGBT and liberal media want to have.

      • Jalapeno

        Many of the LGBT advocates are also the same people talking about the need for proper sex education and access to cheap testing…

    • SFBruce

      The CDC also has this to say HIV and the most promising kinds of prevention, “These estimates are a sobering reminder that gay and bisexual men face an unacceptably high risk for HIV – and of the urgent need for action,” said Eugene McCray, M.D., director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. “If we work to ensure that every American has access to the prevention tools we know work, we can avoid the outcomes projected in this study.”

      I hope you’ll join Dr. McCray in ensuring that everyone has access to the prevention tools he references.

      • Amos Moses

        i will encourage them to not take part in the behavior that leads to HIV ….. and that has nothing to do with access to any treatment …….. other than treating yourself with respect ….. and keeping it in your pants where it belongs …… do that …… the chances drop to NIL …………. no drugs ……….. no money wasted on “research” ……….. no adverse effects ……

        Those are the most effective ” prevention tools” i can think of ……. and seeking Christ ….

        • SFBruce

          The notion that gay men will either stop being gay and/or stop having sex is completely at odds with reality. While I fully support access to treatment for those with HIV, what I was talking about, and what Dr. McCray of the CDC was talking about is prevention. If you care about the health of gay men, that’s what needs to be strongly promoted. Teenagers’ growing into their sexuality with the sense of immortality that most young people sense can be a dangerous combination. They need to understand the relatively straightforward information which can make informed decisions possible.

          • Amos Moses

            “The notion that gay men will either stop being gay and/or stop having sex is completely at odds with reality.”

            Yeah ……….. they believe a lie and they do not want to either give up that lie or admit its a lie ………. so what ……….. does not change one iota the fact that most of them are choosing to die and in a regrettably horrible manner …. and i would prefer they do not ……….. i have personally seen many of them die ………… from HIV ………. there was not a whole lot of “Pride” involved in their deaths ………..

            FYI ………….. the BEST “prevention” ……………. not to contract it ……. 2000 years ago people knew to stay away from lepers and leprosy …….. but homosexuals will not give up their lie or practice common sense …………

          • jael2

            There are countless former alcoholics. There are countless former drug addicts. There are countless former prostitutes. There are countless former sodomites. There are countless former sinners of all stripes. And they were transformed by the power of God, when He saved them FROM their sins, and put a new heart and a new spirit in them through Jesus Christ. As Paul stated in I Cor. 6: 9-11

            “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God”
            Emphasis: AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU. ( past tense)

          • SFBruce

            Your assertion that there are “countless sodomites,” as you put it, isn’t born out by the studies. All available data, including those which are the most unfavorable to your argument, show for all those claiming to have changed, many more have tried and failed, and even more have no interest in trying. This is why the compassionate response to HIV is to encourage all sexually active people, including gay men, to be informed about risk reduction.

    • Stephen W.

      No. 1 cause of death among young black men 15 to 34 is murder. Who is committing the murder? Not police. Other black men. Last year, PolitiFact found that 93 percent of murder victims were killed by someone who shares their race.

      According to the CDC, homicide was indeed the No. 1 killer of black men between the ages of 15 and 34 in 2011. Accidents ranked second in causes of death, and suicide claimed the third amount of black male lives between 15 and 24 years old, while heart disease ranked third for men 24-34.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    being Post-christian or Ex-christian = being proud to be sick sinful

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    More abominations thanks to We the Peopleism.

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  • timetorun

    America is collapsing on all fronts and rottenness everywhere including the churches. There is nothing sound among the institutions. God’s judgment is here.

  • doree10

    My husband says there is no difference between Rep’s and Dem’s and I am beginning to see what he is talking about…It will take a third party to have any chance for any change in America…Prayer first, if God will hear and heal this land…Only Hope…

  • jessice

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