Wednesday, August 7, 2013

 
RUSSIANS TO ENFORCE ANTI-GAY
LAWS DURING THE OLYMPICS

Under the law if an American gay Olympian after winning a medal were to say "for gay youth - have pride in yourself."  He/she will be arrested.  This is absolutely unacceptable.

"Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country's sports minister said Thursday ... ."

Source:  Yahoo News

"The gay propaganda law, as it is widely known, imposes fines for virtually any public discussion of LGBT issues, and foreigners face larger fines, detention for up to 15 days and deportation for violating it. Four Dutch activists who were filming a documentary about LGBT people in Murmansk were arrested under the law in July and banned from Russia for three years."

Source:  The Guardian

For me President Carter was wrong calling for a boycott of the Moscow Olympics after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan.  I knew the truth about what was happening along the border with the Soviet Union.  The US was promoting the Taliban to disrupt the southern republics of the old Soviet Union.  We all know how well that worked out for us on 9/11.

BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT

The US, along with other countries will have gay and lesbian athletes in Sochi competing in the Olympics - each knows one misplaced word can get them arrested.  How is  this going to impact their game or event? 

This is wrong, and it is wrong for the US to participate in the Sochi Olympics.  I will certainly boycott any company which sponsors anyone or any event. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How's the Zealot read coming along?
I hear it's really interesting.

BobbyWC said...

There was a delivery problem so I just started it - the author starts with the backdrop to the period.

I am not sure of his purpose but is he destroying the old Testiment - nothing new I already did not know - but I am not sure yet where he is going with it.

I am holding judgment to when he gets to the meat of the book

I will do a formal review by next week.

Bobby WC