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(Slate)   Olympic Charter, as amended: "Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. Except when it's inconvenient"   (slate.com) divider line 17
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2013-08-15 07:49:35 AM
4 votes:
When I was younger I could have been called anti-gay.  It was a dark point in my past that I am ashamed of. I am thankful that my God (don't flame me please) has opened my heart to show me how wrong I was how petty I was being and how un-Christian I was.  Since I have changed I see the incredible wealth of diversity that all people give to the human condition and I love them all.  Sometimes it is not easy.  But thank God I have given up my draconian views on humanity.
I love you all Farkers no matter who you are.
2013-08-15 09:08:34 AM
3 votes:
Weird, given the Olympics started in Greece.
2013-08-15 07:33:20 AM
2 votes:
Why do so many people care so much what sexual orientation other people are?
2013-08-15 07:24:58 AM
2 votes:
Obvious tag taken prisoner in China?
2013-08-15 03:42:29 PM
1 votes:
New US Olympic Uniforms:
www.polyvore.com
2013-08-15 02:14:01 PM
1 votes:
If the country doesn't want to officially boycott it, I think you might consider boycott watching it or buying stuff promoting it.
2013-08-15 01:08:35 PM
1 votes:

morg: According to an IOC spokesperson, the Olympics aren't the place for "proactive political or religious demonstration," anyway.

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I would love it if a gay American won gold and then at the top of the podium waved an American flag and a rainbow one. The sheer guts of that would be awesome and no way the state department would let them get locked up after the publicity of it.
2013-08-15 01:04:58 PM
1 votes:

Red_Fox: I hope no one boycotts.  I hope that some athletes make a scene.  I hope Russia actually arrests them.  Why?  Because that's the one thing that will put the spotlight on them so brightly that they'll have to back down or face ridicule from the rest of the world...if not flat out threats to release the person.  I don't think they'll actually dare to arrest anyone....think of the scandal if a gay athlete or athletes are arrested mid-games.  You'd end up with a boycott mid-games by many athletes themselves until the person was released probably.  I can't imagine Russia wants that kind of attention.


Normally, I'd agree - but given the recent events and anti-gay violence in Russia, I'm more concerned about the safety of the Olympic athletes than I am about supporting LGBT rights. I'd rather have our athletes here, safe, whole, and hale, than there, beaten or killed, all because Russia has taken a big step backwards in social progress.
2013-08-15 12:57:54 PM
1 votes:
If you're a gay Olympic athlete, now is the time to bow out of the Olympics in protest.

You're looking at a very real chance of being arrested just for being gay, at an event that's supposed to bring the world together. Russia's happy to imprison you, and the IOC will apparently roll over for them, so why take the risk?
Ant
2013-08-15 10:57:15 AM
1 votes:

CokeBear: Maybe you need to rename yourselves to reflect the difference.


Jesusians (je-soo-shuns or hay-soo-shuns)

Sorry, but the word Christian conjures up negative associations for me and many people I know.
2013-08-15 10:48:23 AM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: kbronsito: Maybe instead of biatching that the IOC or Russia won't allow displays of 'gayness,' some gay athletes will show some courage and do it anyways. It's not really much of a protest if you get permission.

Even better, it would be great if a majority of athletes/countries simply boycotted this Olympics event.  It would be hilarious if only three countries showed up.


they can't possibly arrest every athlete from every delegation. if enough of them do a big fark you an raise their rainbow gloved fists during every medal ceremony, what is russia going to do? Are they willing to have a diplomatic incident with every country represented over their bullsh*t?

pkrzycki:
They(Russia) have said that anyone displaying gay pride regalia/logos/etc will be subject to arrest and imprisonment... I don't know about you, but I don't ever want to see the inside of a russian prison.... It scares me, deeply

Back in 1968, the black power salute athletes received a ton of death threats from angry crackers after they returned. For a black man in 1968, the threats of angy white people were probably even scarier than the inside of a russian prison. And if that wasn't bad enough... these athletes received no support from the average American or their Olympic delegation. They were kicked off the team and sent home early. Even the white silver medalist (i think he was Canadian... to lazy to look up) was kicked off his own team and not allow to compete again for supporting what his fellow medalist did. That farker doesn't really get enough credit in that story but that single act of solidarity makes him a farking hero. The difference today is that if a gay athlete is arrested by the ruskies or they demand that he'd be sent home early, I belive that millions of Americans would support having our goverment bring our entire team home and use whatever means to fark over the ruskies right back. And other countries would possibly follow.
2013-08-15 09:29:36 AM
1 votes:
I pray that no-one decides to be the official ANYTHING of the '14 Olympics unless it's moved.  THAT would make the rich farks in the IOC (and NBC) take notice!

\Go George Takei!
2013-08-15 09:06:58 AM
1 votes:
Anybody surprised by the pusillanimity of the IOC hasn't been paying attention since at least 1936, possibly longer. Pusillanimity.
2013-08-15 08:04:56 AM
1 votes:
The Black athletes that raised their fists in 1968 didn't get permission to do that either. Maybe instead of biatching that the IOC or Russia won't allow displays of 'gayness,' some gay athletes will show some courage and do it anyways. It's not really much of a protest if you get permission. That Russian journalist that came out on national tv has that kind of courage. He didn't farking ask for approval before doing what he did.

Now, the USA, UK and other countries who are going along w/ the IOC and Russia and refuse any talk of changing venues better be ready to go to bat for any athletes that get arrested, deported or otherwise harmed. And those countries citizens should hold their governments accountable for demanding the safety of all spectators or athletes that attend these games.
2013-08-15 07:53:39 AM
1 votes:

Rose McGowan Loveslave: When I was younger I could have been called anti-gay.  It was a dark point in my past that I am ashamed of. I am thankful that my God (don't flame me please) has opened my heart to show me how wrong I was how petty I was being and how un-Christian I was.  Since I have changed I see the incredible wealth of diversity that all people give to the human condition and I love them all.  Sometimes it is not easy.  But thank God I have given up my draconian views on humanity.
I love you all Farkers no matter who you are.


That's one of the most Christian posts I've ever read on this site. Thanks, dude.
2013-08-15 07:46:31 AM
1 votes:

LemSkroob: Why do we insist on giving the Olympics to savages lately? Chiana, Russia, Brazil, etc...


They may be savages... But have you seen their growth figures lately?
2013-08-15 07:27:22 AM
1 votes:
Fark the IOC.  Fark Russia too.
 
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