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February 9th, 2014

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz Quote:

When asked ahead of her competition in the mountains above Sochi whether she was worried about the Homosexual law, Iraschko-Stolz (who is an out lesbian) replied:

"No, on the contrary, I think everything is being blown up bigger than it is. I had a very good welcome like every other athlete. There were absolutely no problems. Naturally you have to look at it from a different point of view and always be critical, but especially in my situation, I don't want to talk too much about it. I only want to focus on sports and I think if you're tolerant towards everyone else they treat you the same way and it gives you a lot of joy. I think you can make a statement by jumping well. Living in the Olympic village is much better than I'd ever imagined. At the moment I'm living like a fairy tale because as a child I always wanted to take part in the Olympics Games," she said.

"That it's happening now at the age of 30 is unbelievable... every day when I wake up I'm still here and that must mean it's true."

We are all part of each other's history and triumphs. We all share our victories as well as our losses. We are already connected. That was done for us by something much greater, much more powerful and much bigger than we ever dreamed possible. So for anyone to deny what anyone else is going through, only means they are pretending it simply isn't happening.

This is less about denial, and more about a Lie of the Spirit.

Stolz is present in the event she chooses. That doesn't change what's happening right outside her front door. Just because Stolz doesn't acknowledge the witches in her fairy Tale, doesn't mean they don't exist.