View: No Tolerance for Russia's Anti-...

View: No Tolerance for Russia's Anti-Gay Games

There are 16 comments on the www.bloomberg.com story from Aug 25, 2013, titled View: No Tolerance for Russia's Anti-Gay Games. In it, www.bloomberg.com reports that:

The International Olympic Committee is letting Russia off far too easy. Russia has argued nonsensically that its new anti-gay law is in keeping with the Olympic Charter's protections against discrimination, and the IOC simply has accepted it.

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Since: Jan 08

Thailand

#2 Aug 25, 2013
And what will the IOC do if athletes and/or tourists are arrested at the games? Bury their heads in the snow a little deeper? Spineless sheep...

Since: Aug 13

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#3 Aug 26, 2013
That's way too misinterpreted

Talks about anti-gay law in Russia and Olympics in Sochi for some reasons are too politically loaded. I support freedom of relations and surely have nothing against LGBT community, but people always forget to mention that anti-gay law is not against same-sex relations but against propaganda of same-sex relations among children, that's a huge difference. I support LGBT community and I have some gay friends in Russia and they say altogether that those people we saw in the photos of how gays are being treated in Russia have no relation to Russian LGBT community because they act on their own and by these provocations only harm the LGBT movement in Russia. Nobody really knows why do they do this but we believe they want to get their fifteen minutes of fame so their 'popularity' among Russian LGBT community is very-very low... It seems to me today everyone have a little notion of what anti-gay law in Russia is about but everyone thinks it is his duty to throw shit on the fan...
Lionel

Netherlands

#4 Aug 26, 2013
I LOVE Russia!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Aug 26, 2013
The IOC is leveraged up to it's hairline in these winter games, never as profitable as the summer games.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6 Aug 26, 2013
joshuar wrote:
That's way too misinterpreted...
We are aware of what the law says buttercup and we know the ridiculous "reasons" behind it. The only one you have managed to fool that this violation of basic human rights is a good thing is yourself. Congratulations?

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Aug 26, 2013
joshuar wrote:
That's way too misinterpreted
Talks about anti-gay law in Russia and Olympics in Sochi for some reasons are too politically loaded. I support freedom of relations and surely have nothing against LGBT community, but people always forget to mention that anti-gay law is not against same-sex relations but against propaganda of same-sex relations among children, that's a huge difference. I support LGBT community and I have some gay friends in Russia and they say altogether that those people we saw in the photos of how gays are being treated in Russia have no relation to Russian LGBT community because they act on their own and by these provocations only harm the LGBT movement in Russia. Nobody really knows why do they do this but we believe they want to get their fifteen minutes of fame so their 'popularity' among Russian LGBT community is very-very low... It seems to me today everyone have a little notion of what anti-gay law in Russia is about but everyone thinks it is his duty to throw shit on the fan...
Putting lipstick on a pig doesn't change the pig into a silk purse.

I remember the good old days when Russia banned religious propaganda like this.

The law is conservative religious fascism.
Bobby

New York, NY

#10 Aug 26, 2013
I think your friends are lying to you a bit. Living in Russia is not easy all around. Living gay is even harder. When the law will not protect you when you are attached, when the mayor of the largest city says "what do you expect, they are gay" after gays area attacked in public and the police watch. They did not stop the attacks. You say it is no problem living in Russia as a gay man or women? Wake up. Hate is hate. I don't understand how people hide behind "it is to protect eh children." Lady Gaga is being sued as she said it is ok to be gay. Oh no she was spreading propaganda to children. Wake up.
joshuar wrote:
That's way too misinterpreted
Talks about anti-gay law in Russia and Olympics in Sochi for some reasons are too politically loaded. I support freedom of relations and surely have nothing against LGBT community, but people always forget to mention that anti-gay law is not against same-sex relations but against propaganda of same-sex relations among children, that's a huge difference. I support LGBT community and I have some gay friends in Russia and they say altogether that those people we saw in the photos of how gays are being treated in Russia have no relation to Russian LGBT community because they act on their own and by these provocations only harm the LGBT movement in Russia. Nobody really knows why do they do this but we believe they want to get their fifteen minutes of fame so their 'popularity' among Russian LGBT community is very-very low... It seems to me today everyone have a little notion of what anti-gay law in Russia is about but everyone thinks it is his duty to throw shit on the fan...

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Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#11 Aug 26, 2013
joshuar wrote:
I support freedom of relations and surely have nothing against LGBT community, but people always forget to mention that anti-gay law is not against same-sex relations but against propaganda of same-sex relations among children, that's a huge difference.
The problem is that laws like this create so-called "witch hunts" wherein the common citizens become pitchfork-wielding mobs who go looking for anyone who might be what they've come to view as the hated monster, or the evil incarnate. It also fuels Neo Nazi groups, who are literally getting away with murder while the Russian authorities just look the other way.

This law has nothing to do with children. It's an attempt to crush ANY expression of LGBT identity, and any support for such, and to give the mob free reign to purge all LGBT people from their midst. It is, potentially, the beginning of another Holocaust.
Bobby

Mineola, NY

#12 Aug 26, 2013
I love Russia too. It has a strong wild and interesting history. They fought against the Nazis and have amazing art. I have many Russian friends and have been to Russia many times. I have also rarely met a Texan I didn't think was nice and friendly. Also, have many friends from Florida. I can separate individual people from a governments messed up laws or lack of laws. I believe it it when the average person who doesn't get too involved stands up and says enough is enough is when change happens. Eventually they will see that it won't stop at hating just a few. The hope I have is the average people are waking up and standing against the oppression of the few.
Lionel wrote:
I LOVE Russia!

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#13 Aug 26, 2013
Bobby wrote:
I love Russia too. It has a strong wild and interesting history. They fought against the Nazis and have amazing art. I have many Russian friends and have been to Russia many times. I have also rarely met a Texan I didn't think was nice and friendly. Also, have many friends from Florida. I can separate individual people from a governments messed up laws or lack of laws. I believe it it when the average person who doesn't get too involved stands up and says enough is enough is when change happens. Eventually they will see that it won't stop at hating just a few. The hope I have is the average people are waking up and standing against the oppression of the few.
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My Russian housemate (and ex-partner) has given up on his former country, which he asserts was actually a much better place in Soviet days, despite the lack of freedom in those times. He has no interest even visiting his own family members there.

Russians have a vibrant culture indeed but they are suckers for two things - vodka and authority. If enough of them don't like authority they rebel, but for many years in between most of them support some form of totalitarianism. Perhaps they are genetically incapable of democracy. Maybe it's the genetic leavings of Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes, though ironically modern Mongolia is becoming more and more democratic.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#14 Aug 26, 2013
joshuar wrote:
That's way too misinterpreted
Talks about anti-gay law in Russia and Olympics in Sochi for some reasons are too politically loaded. I support freedom of relations and surely have nothing against LGBT community, but people always forget to mention that anti-gay law is not against same-sex relations but against propaganda of same-sex relations among children, that's a huge difference. I support LGBT community and I have some gay friends in Russia and they say altogether that those people we saw in the photos of how gays are being treated in Russia have no relation to Russian LGBT community because they act on their own and by these provocations only harm the LGBT movement in Russia. Nobody really knows why do they do this but we believe they want to get their fifteen minutes of fame so their 'popularity' among Russian LGBT community is very-very low... It seems to me today everyone have a little notion of what anti-gay law in Russia is about but everyone thinks it is his duty to throw shit on the fan...
This is simply another version of Anita Bryant's "save our children" campaign against gay people in the late 70's. It is no more valid today than yesterday.

It enshrines in the law the questionable, narrow, and disputed religious belief that gay people must be punished for being authentic human beings.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#15 Aug 26, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
<quoted text>
My Russian housemate (and ex-partner) has given up on his former country, which he asserts was actually a much better place in Soviet days, despite the lack of freedom in those times. He has no interest even visiting his own family members there.
Russians have a vibrant culture indeed but they are suckers for two things - vodka and authority. If enough of them don't like authority they rebel, but for many years in between most of them support some form of totalitarianism. Perhaps they are genetically incapable of democracy. Maybe it's the genetic leavings of Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes, though ironically modern Mongolia is becoming more and more democratic.
It's an ethnocentric cultural fascism.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#16 Aug 26, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an ethnocentric cultural fascism.
exactly

and when it comes into contact with theosophical deism....
Mr Rogers

Dallas, TX

#17 Aug 26, 2013
Russia Rocks, male queers suck!!!

WOO HOO:)

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#18 Aug 26, 2013
Mr Rogers wrote:
Russia Rocks, male queers suck!!!
WOO HOO:)
Here's a gift from me to you:

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Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#19 Aug 27, 2013
Mr Rogers wrote:
Russia Rocks, male queers suck!!!
WOO HOO:)
VERY well, too.

(Far better than yo momma)

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