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garhkal
12-17-2013, 08:09 PM
OK. I have been seeing on todays and yesterdays tickers for both fox and CNN that both US and other countries LGBT communities are rallying against Russia's anti gay policies, including recently going so far as to mark housing complexes to show a gay lives there (and as one CNN commentator said, making it similar to how the Nazi's marked where jews lived).
BUT i also wonder why we don't see such hatred to other countries who have anti gay laws, such as many of the mid eastern countries?

Is it cause they only call to boycott those countries they feel they won't worry about retaliation from>?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/politics/russia-antigay-activists/index.html?iref=allsearch

imported_WILDJOKER5
12-17-2013, 08:17 PM
OK. I have been seeing on todays and yesterdays tickers for both fox and CNN that both US and other countries LGBT communities are rallying against Russia's anti gay policies, including recently going so far as to mark housing complexes to show a gay lives there (and as one CNN commentator said, making it similar to how the Nazi's marked where jews lived).
BUT i also wonder why we don't see such hatred to other countries who have anti gay laws, such as many of the mid eastern countries?

Is it cause they only call to boycott those countries they feel they won't worry about retaliation from>?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/politics/russia-antigay-activists/index.html?iref=allsearch

Same reason why Atheist leave Muhamad alone and only attack Christians and Jews.

Cookie Monster
12-17-2013, 08:22 PM
It's trendy because of the upcoming Olympics over there. Russia is going to be on a big bright stage and the activists hope to exploit the opportunity to embarass them into making reforms. Same deal with human rights activists and China a few years back.

imnohero
12-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Welcome to 6 months ago. The reason is primarily because of a new law passing in June of this year and that it would be enforced during the games (announced in August). The internal political issues within Russia has a long and complicated history on freedom of expression, not just for LGBT but for many political and religious groups. Beginning in 2006, a series of laws have been passed restricting freedom of association, expression, etc. primarily aimed at the LGBT community, which have undone a number of previously passed laws which allowed greater freedoms for the people of Russia.

Although the press is "paying attention" to the LGBT protests with the upcoming Olympics, this has had the attention of Human Rights organizations for a number of years.

AJBIGJ
12-18-2013, 05:03 AM
Start following George Takei, like or hate, agree or disagree, Facebook or Twitter, I guarantee you will be current on these types of issues...

imported_WILDJOKER5
12-18-2013, 12:13 PM
Gotta love an over blown story to take your minds of imoportant stuff. Please, lets give 3% of the population our undivided attention for a few months.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/10/19/how_many_americans_are_gay_or_lesbian_gallup_surve y_says_3_4_percent.html

sandsjames
12-18-2013, 07:43 PM
Obama recently said he'd love to see a gay/lesbian win a medal in the Olympics as it would send a signal to whoever about whatever. Has nobody ever watched ice skating/dancing? It's not like this is a new thing.

All this has done is put more focus on something that's always been well known about with a lot of these athletes. I wonder if Russia will disown all of it's male ice skater over the years who have won medals.

I don't care either way, but I don't think it's up to us to get involved with another countries laws. Does history teach us nothing?

garhkal
12-18-2013, 07:48 PM
The thing is, is to me it seems pushing their agenda (getting gay marriage legal over here) does not seem good enough for the LGBT community. They want to force it on everyone else too.

raider8169
12-18-2013, 08:05 PM
The thing is, is to me it seems pushing their agenda (getting gay marriage legal over here) does not seem good enough for the LGBT community. They want to force it on everyone else too.

Its easier to push an issue is another country already made those changes. That way we can turn it into a measuring contest.

kool-aid
12-18-2013, 10:40 PM
The thing is, is to me it seems pushing their agenda (getting gay marriage legal over here) does not seem good enough for the LGBT community. They want to force it on everyone else too.

Sort of like America does with democracy and our way of living. We should worry about ourselves and quit pushing our values across the globe. And so should groups who push their ideals and values on everybody else.

garhkal
12-19-2013, 03:55 AM
Exactly.. We are failing miserably in that department (well in africa and the mid east), so why do it with the rest of the world.