U.S. Olympic Committee adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

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  • Contrariuserer mid-state, TN
    Oct. 12, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    @truth --

    "Your examples are of peoples bad behaviors and not of the law."

    That's because the word "tolerance" applies to people, not to laws.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 6:18 p.m.


    Your examples are of peoples bad behaviors and not of the law.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    As long as Olympic atheletes don't try to use the venue for some social or political statement, who cares what their orientation is. If they do, and get away with it, it would and should open the door for any other special interest group, religious or otherwise to have as much of a say publically, whether it is pro or anti anything. Fair enough?

  • paintandestroy Richmond/Cache, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    Chris B- I see what your saying -It's basiclly what the Russians reasoning is according to them-but they would have to have shown a real history of cracking down on immorality in all its forms for it to have real credibility

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    @chris b
    So simply finding ti "Immoral" is enough? Should I be able to push for laws to ban the opinions on these threads I find to be immoral? After all I do not want my child to be exposed to such things.

  • Contrariuserer mid-state, TN
    Oct. 11, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    @Chris B --

    "Russia isn't intolerant."

    At one protest, a Duma (government) official was seen and heard as he egged on a policeman who was beating a gay protestor. He exhorted the policeman to "beat him well!" and to cut off body parts.

    At other protests, PRIESTS have led mobs attacking the protestors. And although the protestors were the ones being attacked, THEY were the ones who got arrested.

    Another (non-gay) protestor (protesting a different issue) has recently been sentenced to involuntary psychiatric "treatment" simply for the sin of daring to protest at all.

    One Moscow man recently violated and beat to death a gay man, simply because the gay man dared to admit that he was gay. The murderer then bragged about the killing to a reporter **on the air**, declaring that it was perfectly okay to murder the man "because he was gay".

    And you claim that Russia isn't intolerant.


  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    Russia isn't intolerant.

    They've said that simply being a born a certain way or claiming to be born a certain way is not illegal.

    Only pushing behavior that they have deemed immoral is illegal.

    Frankly its a very fair approach.