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?
Oh, trust me . . . the die is cast.
The winter Olympics are not real Olympics either. Plus Olympics are gay with mostly gay sports. The historical Olympics were even gayer because they all wrestled naked and buggered little boys.
yes “it” is their devient lifestyle and acts
True, but just being an observer, I see that there is a difference between Church and State, but at this stage and point on our timeline, I don't see the Soviets any more.
I see Russians and whatever you call them, there seems to be an evolving difference between the old and the now in an unexpectedly good way.
But I also don't see the America I grew up in, either. Not even close any more.
At this rate of change, by this time next year I would not be surprised if obama builds Iran's nukes for them.
Regarding the link and quote, I went looking for some answers to explain a feeling I've been having and am sharing what I found.
Feels like there are big changes coming, but we'll just have to wait and see...
At least some people treat the Sodomites in a proper fashion.
Wrestling’s still on, but no touching your opponent below the waist. Beavis? Butthead?
How about hetero-wrestling?
Ah.. very good reason to not have any homosexuals on our Olympic teams. We would not want to offend anyone with our hedonist imperialism. People do not like homos anywhere else on the Earth.
We should be polite.
How will anyone know unless they’re caught in the act? There’s your answer!
Are you kidding? There goes our men's figure skating team.
There goes out joke!
DO NOT CLICK ON THE ABC LINK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THREE times I did, and three times the link froze my computer and seemed to start a large download to the web. All three times I could only stop it by powering off my computer.
Help me out, I’m struggling to understand what you are saying. We should be in your face to another nation’s laws?
What am I missing here?! Thanks
Bravo for multiculturalism! Their culture says NO to open homosexuality-it should be respected. What happens to the testosterone filled “female” athletes ? Russia is known for some questionable female competitors.
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The Rooskies don’t want them flaunting it in public. The Rooskies could not care less what they do in private.
Pass the popcorn.
“Are you kidding? There goes our men’s figure skating team. “
Oh like they took home the gold anyway. Not like the women’s anyway.
Yup, Serious. I don’t watch Bob Costas and wont be watching the Olympics,don’t care.
I am believer that our countries obsession with sports is way too much.
Man: I love cheesy poofs,
You love cheesy poofs.
If we didn’t eat cheesy poofs,
Soccer players are soooo lucky that’s a summer sport.