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Obama Says Russia’s Olympics Team Is Weaker Without LGBT Athletes

Putin ObamaI know that one question that’s been raised is how do we approach the Olympics.  I want to just make very clear right now I do not think it’s appropriate to boycott the Olympics.  We’ve got a bunch of Americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed.  Nobody is more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation that you’ve been seeing in Russia.  But as I said just this week, I’ve spoken out against that not just with respect to Russia but a number of other countries where we continue to do work with them, but we have a strong disagreement on this issue… And one of the things I’m really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze, which I think would go a long way in rejecting the kind of attitudes that we’re seeing there.  And if Russia doesn’t have gay or lesbian athletes, then it probably makes their team weaker.”

–President Obama discussing the United States’ relationship with Russia, during a press conference today

By:           Jeremy Kinser
On:           Aug 9, 2013
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  • 8 Comments
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      Who would of thought that the LGBT community would be the center of Cold War 2. Our impact!

      Aug 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      @Red Meat:
      This isn’t really the cold war though.
      In modern times, PR makes the world go round. It’s a PR war.
      Russia and the US are definitely engaged in a PR war against each other.
      Each is trying to look like the big guy on the world stage while humiliating the other.

      Aug 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      It’s 1921 Germany, all over again. Only this time it’s the gays.
      And the free world is appeasing.. again…..
      We are going to feel so awful when things get worse; when our gay and lesbian
      brothers and sisters start getting robed and killed even more overtly and in
      big numbers. The future is bleak in Russia, and I’ve NO idea how to help.

      Aug 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • susansylvester
      susansylvester

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      Aug 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Atleast Russia doesn’t execute gay people like our “allies” in Saudi Arabia and Quatar do. Why don’t we hear a peep out of the media or politicians about that?

      Aug 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      who cares i their team is weaker? do the teens getting tortured care that the U.S. team is stronger?

      Aug 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alice
      Alice

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      Aug 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      @MK Ultra: Except the US is the big guy and Russia used to be big until the fall of the USSR. As Britain said recently, its not the G8, its G7 plus Russia.

      Aug 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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