With all that’s happening in Russian re: LGBT Propoganda and citizens, you’d think it would be easy to discuss, understand, and digest. That’s not the case at all, but only because when most straights who aren’t already allies spend any time thinking about ‘the gays’ and what we do, they think of butt sex and kind of lose their minds.
I totally understand that, as when I think of butt sex, it knocks everything else out of my head, too. Go figure.
If we put the discussion in terms more easily digested for the masses, it might help, and that’s exactly what I’m going to try to do here. Wish me luck. Or bourbon. Both? Why not.
If Russia had banned discussing Christ, and any christian propaganda as well, you might understand the issue. At the Sochi Olympiad you’re going to see many people wearing crosses, as they are christians and that is their wont to do. More power to them. But that’s also propaganda. It’s showing your faith, yes, but it’s also espousing a viewpoint, and that, by definition, is propaganda.
And if you brought your bible to the Sochi Olympiad? Well, that’s also illegal. Never mind if you hadn’t opened it, it’s illegal, and you go to the gulag. Oh, you just happen to be a devout person who has published a blog and your pic is there, and we saw you on NBC last night and then found your blog, and BAMMO! Gulag for you, too!
Yes, it’s hard for us here in the U.S. to imagine that this is what’s going to happen, but I can guarantee that it is. This is exactly what they are trying to do – make scapegoats. The demonization of LGBT people is exactly that bad. Especially because, and I can’t stress this enough, ANYONE can be thought to be gay. And that means this attack is on EVERYONE.
The IOC has demanded some clarification, but there’s really no need. They are doing it because they realize, FINALLY, that they are in the very rough position of having to stand up for what’s right, and they have always been cowards before.
Move the 2014 Winter Olympics to Canada. They’ve had equal marriage for nearly a decade. I believe they’ll even let Russians in, provided they don’t attack anyone else while there.