Skip to comments.Hollywood leads the charge against Russia's anti-gay law
Posted on 08/11/2013 7:59:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The entertainment industry is giving full voice to their criticism of the Russian anti-gay statute. They've singled out Russia because the 2014 Winter Olympics are going to be held in the city of Sochi and gay fans of the games don't want to be arrested simply for exhibiting what in Russia is politically incorrect behavior.
The International Olympic Committee wants assurances from the Russian government but Moscow is standing firm, saying that the law must be respected.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko insisted Thursday that Olympic athletes would have to respect the laws of the country during the Sochi Games. On Friday, he said there was no way Russia would back down under political pressure.
Referring to Western criticism, Mutko was quoted as saying by Interfax: "I wouldn't call the pressure light.
Russia must understand that the stronger we are, the more other people aren't going to like it. We have a unique country."
"We don't have to be afraid of threats to boycott the Olympic Games," Mutko said. "All sensible people understand that sports demand independence, that it is inadmissible that politics intervene."
On Thursday, Mutko did make it clear that the private lives and privacy of athletes would be respected as it is guaranteed by the Russian constitution Rogge said that was essential.
"The Olympic charter is clear," Rogge said. "A sport is a human right and it should be available to all, regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation."
Even if Russia accepts that principle, the law leaves open the issue of athletes speaking freely during the games.
"As far as the freedom of expression is concerned, of course, this is something that is important," Rogge said. "But we cannot make a comment on the law" until the clarifications have been received.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Is my understanding correct?
The Film Actors Guild swings into action!
I abhor Hollywierd
yes, it is a don’t ask don’t tell thing, but crimial iff they folk with kids
Spot on and Hollywood wants to justify it’s sickness.
All those years of the Cold War in which Hollywood an other liberals showed such fealty toward the Soviets... but post-Soviet Russia doesn’t acquiesce to America’s “gay is all the rage”
popular culture trends, and now they’re the worst evil (in their twisted minds) since Reagan’s Presidency.
Advice to Hollywood .... when in Rome do as the Romans do.
As Oprah again proved, American libs cannot travel abroad because they have no understanding of other cultures and mores. They are the stupidest, most provincial people in the world.
Shooting is a sport - no?
With Alec Baldwin leading the charge./
Hollywood didn’t leave the Kremlin, the Kremlin left Hollywood!
You understand the law, and really, it is the promotion of sodomy among minors, so the ban on it “in public” is by virtue that Russian kids walk the streets too.
They were fine with the gulags and incarcerating dissenters in mental institutions. No problem at all with that.
A flea protests against an Elephant... good luck fudge packers!
oprah proved one thing above all others... she is pure trash.
Well yeah - that was just the breaking of a few eggs while making an omelette. But this - this is a shot across the bow of the right to sashay in public. Can’t have that.
Trash with cash...no class!
Kind of tells us where the gays are concentrated and sort of explains the historical disdain for the acting community.
Fits Hollywood and this present admin. perfectly.
I've heard that before. I hope it's true this time ...
A possible sequel to Michael Medved’s “Hollywood vs America.”
After all, the ancient Greeks were enlightened homosexualists who’s society was replete with all manner of perversions. And when it came to the marriage of their pederastic graduates, they....
Oh, wait. Nothing in Hellenism allowed that. Could it have been that they didn’t want to wreck their whole society?
It is. Plus the little known fact that Russian stubbornness is a thing to behold. Like an obstinate and determined mule, once they get their mind set to something.
Dan 5:5-65 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote.6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his knees knocked together and his legs gave way.
oh, I just bet the lavender lobby plans to “exhibit” at the Olympics
They’re gonna try to make the Olympics look like “San Franciso Pride” and defy the Russians to arrest them
I am afraid the 2014 Olympics is going to be a bust regardless of any boycotts
I think all the Gays and Lesbians should attack Russia ... in Winter.
acting out like this at the Olympics is sure to change a few Russian hearts and minds
me thinks Obambi had a hand in this as well. He uses Hollywood to do his dirty work.
I have an ARMY t-shirt I used to wear with pride. But to wear it now would seem to associate it with obama’s homosexualist elite.
Man, bet the Ruskies are shaking in their boots over that!
Russia is also against homosexuals indoctrinating children in the joys of gay sex as currently happens in American schools, boy scouts, government offices, parades, etc.
The Kremlin promoted homosexuality as “the new normal” in the West to breed corruption, moral degeneracy, smash the patriarchy, etc. Makes it easier for them to point out the “evils of Western culture”.
They don’t want their 800 pound gorilla stomping around in their own homeland.
Oh, I was LOOKING for that one!
The Hollywood celebritards were “Stalin’s useful idiots”. They did his bidding. And now they feel so used and rejected.
And who in Russia gives a flying crap?
Or a flying carp?
That is what my Swedish wife of 57 years tells me.
As opposed to American conservatives being targeted for exhibiting politically incorrect behavior...
It truly does!
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