Skip to comments.Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Suggests
Posted on 08/01/2013 4:49:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
In Russia it is now illegal to even speak about homosexuality around minors, much less openly display gay pride. Technically the ban is against propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors, but the implication for openly gay individuals is clear. Public displays of affection by gays, including holding hands or displaying symbols like a rainbow flag, are now banned. Violators face steep fines and jail time; foreigners face similar penalties plus deportation.
So what will happen to openly gay athletes and fans, as well as any vocal supporters or protestors, when Russia hosts the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi?
This week, comments by a lawmaker from St. Petersburg set off a firestorm online when he said that fans and athletes would not be immune from prosecution during the games. Vitaly Milonov, who sponsored legislation in St. Petersburg last year that became the basis for a national law signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, was quoted telling the Interfax news agency that the law will remain in place during the Olympics and will be applied to foreigners.
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No one would know they were gay if they weren’t in peoples faces about it and shoving it down their throats.
Hope one or two of our gay athletes decide to test the system and express themselves.
Would be interesting.
All Russia has to do is ask how this would go over in an Islamic and/or African country.
“Maybe gay athletes should consider focusing on their events only and not look at the Olympics as an opportunity to proselytize their deviant behavior.”
To fags, that’s impossible. It’s always a “look at me” attitude for these degenerate pukes.
Only if they screw each other, gee can’t they hold off the secks until they are out of the country?
No one would know they were gay if they werent in peoples faces about it and shoving it down their throats.
It used to be “The Love that dare not speak it’s name”
Now it is: “Worship me for I am gay and you should all slit your throats should thee dare to think negatively of thine perversions!!! OR ELSE!!!”
"Then God reveals prophetic messages on Russia's church, saying that Russia will be the country that will glorify Him more than any other country and that she will be the head (spiritually) of many nations."
The problem with Russia’s anti-gay stance is the following. Russia is probably inadvertently turning the Olympics into the gay Olympics. This is because, as a consequence of this Russia episode, Olympic committee is probably going to start telling countries who don’t promise gay tolerance to not even apply for hosting Olympic games.
That doesn’t seem to include helping Iran build their nukes.
There goes our hockey team!
Didn’t Marietta County, Georgia, USA lose an Olympic event (beach volleyball?) in 1996 because its voters passed an “anti-gay” resolution?
When HASN’T the IOC knuckled under countries that aren’t the United States or Israel?
and shoving it down their throats.
I hope your “it” refers to their homosexuality and not their particular forms of perversion.
The USA could take some lessons from Russia on how to handle the queers
Yes. The Olympics are intentionally non-political, or are at least, SUPPOSED to be.
Remember the 1968 Mexico City Olympics where the medal winners gave the black power "fist" salute?
Cost them their medals, and rightly so.
Same as if a German medalist gave a "Heil Hitler" salute in 1936.
I would HOPE they'd be stripped of their awards.
Check your political statements at the door, and slalom and skate like you never have before. Enjoy your medals, and STFU.
You cannot be serious. You honestly want Bob Costas talking about it for two weeks?
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