Wolf appeared on the show to argue that instead of focusing on Joy Reid (who recently came under fire for anti-LGBT+ blog posts allegedly written by her a decade ago), the public ought to give their attention to the administration’s anti-gay stance.
After his television appearance, he called on the vice president to publicly condemn conversion therapy.
I am calling on vice president Pence to publicly denounce the practice of conversion therapy and call for a ban in all 50 states.
The vice president has a documented history of supporting anti-LGBT+ legislation.
He has been accused of supporting “conversion therapy”, the practise of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation using psychological therapy or other medical means. A spokesperson told the New York Times that he did not, in fact, support the practise.
As Indiana governor, he also signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that permitted businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers by citing religious freedom.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s position on same-sex marriage has been a point of contention.
He reportedly suggested that homosexuality is a “perversion”, and told senator Cory Booker that he “holds the same view” about same-sex marriage that he held when he was senator.