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Russian lawmaker says anti-gay law must be enforced during Winter Olympics

Monday, July 29, 2013

MOSCOW — A leading member of the legislative assembly of the city and region around St. Petersburg, Russia, and a co-author of the national law signed last month by Russian President Vladimir Putin which criminalizes public displays of affection between same-sex couples and events that promote gay rights, is urging the Putin administration to “refrain from selective enforcement” of the legislation.

Vitaly Valentinovich Milonov

Vitaly Valentinovich Milonov told Russian media outlets Interfax and Radio Ekho Moskvy (Radio Echo of Moscow) in separate interviews that he was opposed to any maneuvers by the government that would effectively suspend enforcement of the law, which he said would apply to the guests and athletes of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

“I haven’t heard any comments from the government of the Russian Federation, but I know that it is acting in accordance with Russian law,” saild Milonov. “And if a law has been approved by the federal legislature and signed by the president, then the government has no right to suspend it. It doesn’t have the authority.”

Milonov’s remarks follow an announcement Friday by the International Olympic Committee that it had received “assurances from the highest level” of the Russian government that athletes and spectators attending the the 2014 winter games would be exempt from the anti-gay statue that outlaws “homosexual propaganda.”

Nina Long, co-president of RUSA LGBT, a Russian-speaking LGBT organization based in New York, said last month that “LGBT people in Russia are scared, they live in fear, and we want people to be aware of this issue. If they feel strongly about human rights they should boycott the Olympics in Sochi.”

Lyudmila Alexeeva, founder of the Helsinki Group, a Moscow-based human rights organization, said that the situation with the rights of homosexuals is worse today than in the West, although better than it was in the Soviet Union.

A White House petition created Sunday asks the Obama administration to bar Milonova, along with his co-author of the law, State Duma deputy Elena Mizulina, from ever receiving a visa to enter the United States.

The Russian government so far has declined to issue a statement related to the Olympic committee’s announcement or the ongoing controversy.

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  1. I have no words…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:48am
  2. time for someoone to take that man out behind the shed and bury him under 6 feet

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:48am
  3. Sure! It´ll make easier for them to win medals if no other country shows up

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:51am
  4. This is why the boycott issue exists, people didnt think it would be a problem.. this IS a problem…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:53am
  5. Down with the Olympics since they seem to agree with Russia

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:53am
  6. Closet serial killer I would say.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:53am
  7. Russia sucks!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:55am
  8. The Olympics need to find a new host country.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:57am
  9. I know some Gay athletes want to compete but I´d be scared if my loved ones went there. PS is it not ironic that Russia wants to arrest people for looking Gay when they grew the butchest looking female athletes? Putin needs an ass whoopin.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:57am
  10. Oh dear. I don´t watch the Olympics myself, but I can´t see how anyone who cares about human rights could be in favor of Olympics in Russia at this point in time. Whether they make an “exception” or not, it´s just wrong to be there at all. :-/

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:58am
  11. Just disgusting…He needs a hug obviously…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:59am
  12. Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:59am
  13. Sieg Heil ! I see Nazism is making a comeback. First America, now Russia.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:00am
  14. If I were the IOC I would be shaking in my boots. And if I were any country around the world, I would be boycotting these games

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:02am
  15. When the countries enter the arena marching in with there flags…Every country should fly the Rainbow flag as well. Show Russia that we are better than them. Shove it in there face…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:02am
  16. I agree, those that attend are also agreeing to this terrible laws….people have to start standing up to this…what is wrong with people….what is wrong…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:03am
  17. Every time I read the LGBTQ news from Russia, I first draw in a breath to brace myself. So this is what hate looks like when it starts with a gesture or a thought and then becomes codified and then emboldened and then acted upon. This is like watching the torture of someone you love without the power to stop it. Not buying Russian-made vodka or any similar action should only be the beginning of our fight for our Russian brothers and sisters.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:03am
  18. Give the man what he wants…..no Olympics, only hate!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:04am
  19. Dear russia, your homophobic tendencies and abusive nature has been watched for decades, your suppression of free will is nothing short of of a travesty towards humanity. Your country is a joke financed by criminal syndicates and religious holybullies who seek nothing more then blood, we the people of the world watched as you invaded georgia, and violated canadian airspace, we watched as you firebombed Chechnya and killed thousands of innocent people, we were there to see when you the russian government destroyed lives and burned murdered and killed your way through the cold war. You are still soaked in blood, you are still murderers and nothing has changed since the dinosaurs of the soviet era have grown old and tired. You Putin carry with you a legacy of inhumanity and destruction. History never forgets monsters.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:04am
  20. BOYCOTT Russian altogether. They want to live in the Dark Ages of Ignorance. Let them.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:05am
  21. They´re doing it wrong.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:05am
  22. Sincerely a humanist

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:05am
  23. We will boycott the Olympics and will not buy anything Russia makes including Vodka and will let everyone we know to do the same!! Shame on Russia´s Putin and his ilk!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:06am
  24. Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:07am
  25. Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:07am
  26. They obviously read the book “How to alienate other countries and start world war III for dummies”!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:08am
  27. everyone going should fore go their flags colors and wear rainbow colors

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:08am
  28. Eh, fuck that guy.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:09am
  29. what will they do lock everybody up ITHINK NOT

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:09am
  30. FUCK RUSSIA

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:09am
  31. Where is the Change.org petition for boycotting this bloodbath?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:10am
  32. Guy has “I wish I had cock in my mouth!” all over his face.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:14am
  33. One of the articles posted said that none of the people attending would be at risky to be arrested or detained… how does that make this any better? Sure that makes it safe for the visitors, but it doesnt change the horrible things that Russia is doing to its own people. Shame on anyone that uses that as a reason to go, I couldnt imagine going to a country with such horrible things going on right outside the door and I would be content to sit inside and act as if everything was ok…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:14am
  34. Just boycott everything at this point, that´s what this community has turned into. Honestly it makes me ashamed to be bisexual, to associate myself with people who instead of actually trying to do something just leap to “let´s boycott!”

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:17am
  35. The Olympics should be moved out of Russia to another location or canceled altogether due to Russia´s human rights violations!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:25am
  36. The Russians have returned to being barbarians that they´ve always been. Move the Olympics now!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:27am
  37. I hope you get over your shame before it does damage to you Kit…..

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:28am
  38. BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT!……well, where else can you make them feel the pain that they cause others and immediately feel the sting of their own actions………boycotting equals the international voice and gives the show of a unified voice against otherwise gone unheard of evil tactics by such governments.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:28am
  39. Boycotting is doing something. It´s called taking a stand.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:28am
  40. There is no good reason to be holding these Olympics in Russia.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:28am
  41. National boycotts are in order here.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:29am
  42. You know what he can suck? Plz don´t answer

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:31am
  43. I´m for boycotting.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:32am
  44. I don´t believe, for one second, that the Russian government is genuine in their claim that these horrendous laws won´t be imposed on the athletes, fans, and family of the Olympics. At some point, the sh!t is going to hit the fan in the Winter Olympics. Putin is on the fast track to repeating history in a bad way. There was another dictator, about 74 years ago, that had a struggling country full of people that hated one of its minorities, and that dictator made that minority the scape goat at the beginning of his quest for world domination. Putin has never been a good guy. He´s a bad guy. It´s that simple. Any leader that would violently persecute his own people, or encourage such persecution, is, by definition, a villain. I´m not going to go so far as to say he´s like Hitler. That accusation is thrown at people far too often, in the US, it seems, more than elsewhere (and Obama and Bush are both vastly better men than Hitler or Putin) but the Russian dictator is laying the groundwork for something frightening. Just like then when so many people, even in the US, where anti-semitic and seemingly didn´t care or just didn´t want to get involved in what Hitler was doing to the Jews, people are that way around the world, as well as here in the US such as the leaders of the House of Representatives, about the LGBT community. I fear that Putin is going to build into something that will make LGBT treatment in the Middle East and Africa look tame if he´s given the chance. So far, we haven´t heard any *strong* condemnation from anyone significant, we haven´t seen sanctions, or travel restrictions put onto the politicians of Russia, we haven´t seen anything to halt Putin´s first step down the same road that the German Chancellor took in 1939. I´m wondering if, just like then, they´ll all wait until it´s too late for too many.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:32am
  45. maybe their athletes will “throw” the game…….one way to “teach”.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:40am
  46. screw them, they brought it on themselves! the world has spoken I´m sure!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:41am
  47. Honestly, part of me thinks instead of boycotting the Olympics we should attempt to make it the biggest display of international pride ever.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:42am
  48. You can´t trust the Russians when it comes to this. Hey, did anyone see the footage of Putin kissing a fish today on CNN? Now that´s deviant behavior!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:42am
  49. You should see what happened to the fish after, lets just say it involved a little ire and lube

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:43am
  50. Hey Amanda why not do both? Have a party and a boycott!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:46am
  51. BOYCOTT

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:46am
  52. i qgree boycott

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:53am
  53. Jerk!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:53am
  54. How much more ignorance and hate must we endure before something is done ?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:55am
  55. boycott ,boycott,boycott! no tolerance for discrimination!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:02am
  56. That´s because he´s a closet case and can´t be found out. Probably most of the are. That´s probably why Putin´s wife left him, she caught him slobbering all over someone knob! LOL! So they have to pass these laws in order to look tough and stay in the closet! Sad!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:02am
  57. I said it all along BOYCOTT!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:03am
  58. This calls for a MASSIVE “kiss in” of record shattering proportions!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:06am
  59. see ther are A-holes everywhere :)

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:10am
  60. Kick that ass in the nuts.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:16am
  61. he looks like a lonely man that has one that wants him so no wonder he don´t want others to be happy….sad sad sad people

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:17am
  62. peroxide hair.. yeah he looks closeted

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:19am
  63. The Russians are NUTS and BACKWARD!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:27am
  64. At least he´s more honest than the russian government…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:44am
  65. See we can´t trust them.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:55am
  66. Yet another reason to Boycott the 2014 Olympics in Russia. I can´t believe LGBT will be safe there, no matter what government “officials” say. With that much hate in a country, I see people getting seriously hurt. My heart is so sad for the LGBT people of Russia to have to live with such horrific oppression.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:59am
  67. boycott won´t do anything … millions and millions of dollars already have been invested by the good ol´ USA. I say all the gay athletes to get gold medals and smear it in their faces LOL

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:33am
  68. And being a communist has flaws.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:33am
  69. Этот жир свинья будет гореть в аду!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:01am
  70. Shared

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:11am
  71. russian olympics may not turn out so well

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:13am
  72. dumb@ss…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:39am
  73. It is really ironic because sooooo much gay porn comes from Russia lol

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:43am
  74. He´s a Nazi fuck. No one should go to the games if they believe in human rights.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:32am
  75. what goes around…it is not for me to judge but our Father will…they should pull 2114 winters from Russia I am sure any number of hosts will beg for the chance

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 9:18am
  76. Small minded Idiot Asshole…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 9:53am
  77. Russian lgbts should take their government to the European court of Human rights in Strassbourg. Best way of ensuring minority rights are respected.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:15am
  78. Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:17am
  79. Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:18am
  80. Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:40am
  81. Puts Red dot on Forehead.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:47am
  82. Enforcement of their anti gay laws would actually be a good thing. It will highlight their horrible record on civil rights and put a dark cloud over the Olympics. It would force governments to do something.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:55am
  83. They are using green dots now… more visible in daylight.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:59am
  84. We have a business and we typically buy Olympic advertising packages. If the Olympics continue in Russia I´m dropping our advertising for the event and will let the network know why I´m doing so.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:29am
  85. Boycott.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:45am
  86. we don´t need to go to Russia … screw Russia

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:03pm
  87. Boycott Boycott

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:05pm
  88. What if everyone who goes to the Winter Olympics wore rainbow colored clothing instead of boycotting – overwhelm their system and point out their ridiculousness!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:13pm
  89. All the more reason to boycott the games. Would you want our athletes to go to Uganda?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:17pm
  90. Not sure how the countries who support gay rights can actually go and pretend they don´t

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:19pm
  91. Toldja.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:41pm
  92. Any way you slice this, it is bull shit to support the Olympics in Russia. A complete boycott is needed.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:51pm
  93. Every One BOYCOTT RUSSIA ! ;o(

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:00pm
  94. Should we also boycott all businesses in all american states that still have “sodomy” laws on the books? Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas for example

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:15pm
  95. How do u spell boycott in Russian? Gay Games is inclusive to all Strong suggestion for athletes to take part in real Olympics instead of private business fiasco called the Olympic Games

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:28pm
  96. He does have a point and it dies call out on the hypocrisy that the government was thinking about not enforcing the law on athletics and visitors which I have no clue how they would tell whom a vise rear is and there are Russian athletes too. but yes boycott shitty cold and unforgiving Russia.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:31pm
  97. I would advocate for a kiss-in than a boycott, but those involved need to learn of the potential consequences first!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:56pm
  98. Boycott!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:00pm
  99. time to boycott or cancel them

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:26pm
  100. Boycott the Olympics. No one from the USA should participate in that country.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:59pm
  101. Boycott the Olympics . . .

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:33pm
  102. Well, he´s an idiot then.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:43pm
  103. I want to spread the word about the things going on in Russia, there is bullying on a national scale from the government and the world needs to step up.

    RUSSIA’S president, Vladimir V. Putin, has declared war on homosexuals. So far, the world has mostly been silent.

    On July 3, Mr. Putin signed a law banning the adoption of Russian-born children not only to gay couples but also to any couple or single parent living in any country where marriage equality exists in any form.

    A few days earlier, just six months before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Games, Mr. Putin signed a lawallowing police officers to arrest tourists and foreign nationals they suspect of being homosexual, lesbian or “pro-gay” and detain them for up to 14 days. Contrary to what the International Olympic Committee says, the law could mean that any Olympic athlete, trainer, reporter, family member or fan who is gay — or suspected of being gay, or just accused of being gay — can go to jail.

    Earlier in June, Mr. Putin signed yet another antigay bill, classifying “homosexual propaganda” as pornography. The law is broad and vague, so that any teacher who tells students that homosexuality is not evil, any parents who tell their child that homosexuality is normal, or anyone who makes pro-gay statements deemed accessible to someone underage is now subject to arrest and fines. Even a judge, lawyer or lawmaker cannot publicly argue for tolerance without the threat of punishment.

    Finally, it is rumored that Mr. Putin is about to sign an edict that would remove children from their own families if the parents are either gay or lesbian or suspected of being gay or lesbian. The police would have the authority to remove children from adoptive homes as well as from their own biological parents.

    Not surprisingly, some gay and lesbian families are already beginning to plan their escapes from Russia.

    Why is Mr. Putin so determined to criminalize homosexuality? He has defended his actions by saying that the Russian birthrate is diminishing and that Russian families as a whole are in danger of decline. That may be. But if that is truly his concern, he should be embracing gay and lesbian couples who, in my world, are breeding like proverbial bunnies. These days I rarely meet a gay couple who aren’t raising children.

    And if Mr. Putin thinks he is protecting heterosexual marriage by denying us the same unions, he hasn’t kept up with the research. Studies from San Diego State University compared homosexual civil unions and heterosexual marriages in Vermont and found that the same-sex relationships demonstrate higher levels of satisfaction, sexual fulfillment and happiness. (Vermont legalized same-sex marriages in 2009, after the study was completed.)

    Mr. Putin also says that his adoption ban was enacted to protect children from pedophiles. Once again the research does not support the homophobic rhetoric. About 90 percent of pedophiles are heterosexual men.

    Mr. Putin’s true motives lie elsewhere. Historically this kind of scapegoating is used by politicians to solidify their bases and draw attention away from their failing policies, and no doubt this is what’s happening in Russia. Counting on the natural backlash against the success of marriage equality around the world and recruiting support from conservative religious organizations, Mr. Putin has sallied forth into this battle, figuring that the only opposition he will face will come from the left, his favorite boogeyman.

    Mr. Putin’s campaign against lesbian, gay and bisexual people is one of distraction, a strategy of demonizing a minority for political gain taken straight from the Nazi playbook. Can we allow this war against human rights to go unanswered? Although Mr. Putin may think he can control his creation, history proves he cannot: his condemnations are permission to commit violence against gays and lesbians. In May a young gay man was murdered in the city of Volgograd. He was beaten, his body violated with beer bottles, his clothing set on fire, his head crushed with a rock. This is most likely just the beginning.

    Nevertheless, the rest of the world remains almost completely ignorant of Mr. Putin’s agenda. His adoption restrictions have received some attention, but it has been largely limited to people involved in international adoptions.

    This must change. With Russia about to hold the Winter Games in Sochi, the country is open to pressure. American and world leaders must speak out against Mr. Putin’s attacks and the violence they foster. The Olympic Committee must demand the retraction of these laws under threat of boycott.

    In 1936 the world attended the Olympics in Germany. Few participants said a word about Hitler’s campaign against the Jews. Supporters of that decision point proudly to the triumph of Jesse Owens, while I point with dread to the Holocaust and world war. There is a price for tolerating intolerance.

    Here is a Petition to have the sponsors of the Olympics taking place in Russia this year (the law goes to tourists too so people in the olympics or seeing the olympics) pull their sponsorship in hopes Putin will revoke the Laws against the LGBTQ community

    http://www.change.org/petitions/stand-against-russia-s-brutal-crackdown-on-gay-rights-urge-winter-olympics-2014-sponsors-to-condemn-anti-gay-laws?utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:07pm
  104. boycott is not enough of a statement – a GLOBAL response is required lead by the Olympic Committee – for the safety of all athletes the venue must be changed… Moscow loses on all revenue in hosting the Winter Olympics and the venue goes to the runner-up back when the decision was made public.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:07pm
  105. Boycott the Olympics. How can you have winter Olympics in the tropics anyway???

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:08pm
  106. Definitely Boycott the Olympics.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:09pm
  107. Send him to the Gulag.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:38pm
  108. Remember that, WORLD, next time the IOC says “It´s all fine, nothing to worry about.” Remember that.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:41pm
  109. Serbia would be a good place. and pour all the Russian Vodka on him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:42pm
  110. Seriously why aren´t people demanding the US State Department at the very LEAST issue a travel warning???

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:42pm
  111. I hope they take the olympics away from the haters over there. We all are humans playing together in a game event called olympics. So who are they to say gay people are not human enough to be apart of it in their country. The world should stand up against them and say… No this is not acceptable, and if u judge a human for a preference then you may not host the event. I sinceerly hope they take the olympics away from russia, they dont deserve to host it based on hatred and just wanting to make the financial generated income they would receive. They are two faced and bogots and human beings should not stand for this..

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:43pm
  112. FUCK YOU ASS HOLE YOU CLOSE MINDED jerk.GAYS ARE EVERY WHERE GET USED TO IT FUCK HEAD

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:45pm
  113. Boycott the Olympics, boycott NBC and MSNBC, boycott Coca-Cola and all Olympic sponsors!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:48pm
  114. He needs a big foot up this fucking ass! i hate people like him and i rarely use the word HATE!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:48pm
  115. I dare then to arrest 1 contestant or visitor of the Olympic Games see how that turns out

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:48pm
  116. Go to mother hell Douchebag!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:54pm
  117. Russia is HELL, who would want to go there?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:55pm
  118. he needs a big, fat stick up his fucking asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:56pm
  119. Congratulations, you´ve made America look progressive on LGBT issues. For shame.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:57pm
  120. This must be the US version of the Tea Party = Vodka Party.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:58pm
  121. Why are the Olympics taking place in such an awful place? Let the boycotting commence.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:01pm
  122. This makes my blood boil. This calls for a gay Olympian kiss-in come Sochi 2014! Just the figure skaters alone would suffice!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:04pm
  123. An LGBT rights group in the US and maybe the UK needs to organize a massive protest against all countries that make it illegal to be LGBT.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:05pm
  124. Flower Gloria-Mary Behlke Why are the Olympics taking place in such an awful place? Let the boycotting commence

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:09pm
  125. Well, the Idiots are definitely Out In Force in Russia! This could very well lead to the start of World War III.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:16pm
  126. Jerk

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:17pm
  127. Boycott Russia!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:33pm
  128. I hate to say this, but, put a baseball cap on him and he would look like Michael Moore

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:33pm
  129. Who are the sponsors of the games? Time to contact them and boycott if they do not step in and step up to EQUALITY! http://www.olympic.org/sponsors

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:34pm
  130. This is why the rest of the world needs to take action against Russia now before this gets out of control & Putin does anymore damage in Russia

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:36pm
  131. This fellow has been speaking with US Republican lawmakers…if any.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:40pm
  132. Possibly money derived from Winter Olympics , should go to a more worthy country .

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:52pm
  133. and America APPROVES OF THIS?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:53pm
  134. Olympic committee should pull out move to another country

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:53pm
  135. Why aren´t we pulling out

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:59pm
  136. so…no gay Olympic athletes! No Allies either. Let´s see who that leaves! Boycott!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:01pm
  137. why didnt we just nuke them in the 60s, like we should of

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:21pm
  138. A definite reason not to go

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:25pm
  139. Stalin times approaching…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:29pm
  140. He is afraid Gay people may kick their ass!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:41pm
  141. Boycott, boycott, boycott !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:07pm
  142. I will not be watch the games

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:26pm
  143. OUR nation should BOYCOTT!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:41pm
  144. It´s not about boycotting anymore. It´s about our own safety!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:46pm
  145. Way to lower the tourist dollars in your country during its time on the world stage.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:54pm
  146. Why keep giving this asshat free press..the media is the real one to blame here…ignore this ass hole and maybe he will go away. As for Putin, he is a ego maniac..he also loves the free press…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:55pm
  147. BOYCOTT!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:19pm
  148. Unfathomable.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:23pm
  149. He looks like a child molester!!!! That is why he is worried about others being pedophile…he wants all the kids for himself!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 9:30pm
  150. Shared… Not so long ago we could read Putin say that neither athletes nor visitor of the Olympic Games should be afraid of the new discriminatory law… Now I do not know… If Russians cannot guarantee safety for people, the OG should take place somewhere else…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:57pm