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Scott Blackmun Quote




"At the end of the day, the International Olympic Committee is very clear that what's great about the Olympic experience is that it brings people with different points of view together. They're there to compete. They're not there to talk about their politics or their religion or anything else. So for us, we really just want the attention focused on our athletes and their great competitions. We're hoping that our athletes feel very comfortable speaking their minds before they go to the Games. But when they get to the Games, that's really the time to focus on sport." - Scott Blackmun, CEO of the United States Olympic Committee, speaking to ESPN.



*In other words: "Go ahead and be gay when you're at home, but once we get to Russia... stop it."

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 17th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
Once again, straight and cis people cannot seem to understand ...

... that being transgender, bisexual, lesbian or gay is not a political stance, or a lifestyle choice. Jesse Owens was heralded for beating his German opponents at the Hitler-hosted Olympics. Nobody told him to paint himself white before competing. You would think an African-American President would see the parallels here.

Accordingly, the fact we are not actively boycotting this Olympics is a total farce. If Obama really understands what being LGBT is all about, then he must confess to being a total sell-out to the Big Money that's sunk so much cash into it this Olympics and wants their investment back. Disgraceful.

(And yes, I know Obama is not head of the Olympic Committee. But he has the largest bully pulpit in the world. He could've made this happen.)
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