NBC promotes homosexual identity during Olympics

I find this disgusting.  This makes me want to have nothing to do with the broadcasts of Olympic competitions.  Will I make an exception for all-important curling coverage?  I am torn.

From Truth Revolt:

Ex-Olympic skater [what a surprise] and current NBC Commentator for the Sochi games Johnny Weir is not shy about protesting Russia’s homosexual laws live on air, if his wardrobe has anything to say about it.

Weir has appeared with full makeup — blush, lipstick, etc. — as well as silk blouses and gaudy jewelry. Hairstyles have ranged form piled on top to a braided tiara (seen below). This was his plan from the beginning, as NJ.com reports

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More of this vile stunt over there.

 

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45 Responses to NBC promotes homosexual identity during Olympics

  1. StJude says:

    Because the media is acting like public hangings are taking place.. I looked up the law.

    Article 6.21 actually says:

    Propaganda is the act of distributing information among minors that 1) is aimed at the creating nontraditional sexual attitudes, 2) makes nontraditional sexual relations attractive, 3) equates the social value of traditional and nontraditional sexual relations, or 4) creates an interest in nontraditional sexual relations.

    If you’re Russian. Individuals engaging in such propaganda can be fined 4,000 to 5,000 rubles (120-150 USD), public officials are subject to fines of 40,000 to 50,000 rubles (1,200-1,500 USD), and registered organizations can be either fined (800,000-1,000,000 rubles or 24,000-30,000 USD) or sanctioned to stop operations for 90 days. If you engage in the said propaganda in the media or on the internet, the sliding scale of fines shifts: for individuals, 50,000 to 100,000 rubles; for public officials, 100,000 to 200,000 rubles, and for organizations, from one million rubles or a 90-day suspension.

    If you’re an alien. Foreign citizens or stateless persons engaging in propaganda are subject to a fine of 4,000 to 5,000 rubles, or they can be deported from the Russian Federation and/or serve 15 days in jail. If a foreigner uses the media or the internet to engage in propaganda, the fines increase to 50,000-100,000 rubles or a 15-day detention with subsequent deportation from Russia.

    Is the world now protesting for gay porn directed at minors to be ok? Russia will not be considered a part of the civilized world until minors can access gay porn? Obama sent a delegation of gays to the Olympics in his place.. because minors cant see gay porn?
    All the while ignoring that the Middle East hangs gays and stones women.
    I’m an 80′s girl so I’m not a Russia fan but.. this seems to me to be.. uh.. ridiculous.

  2. Panterina says:

    I remember that, when Johnny Weir got “married” with his partner, he commented “no more living in sin!”. I thought at the time that, well, at least he had some notion of what’s right and what’s wrong; on the other hand, maybe he was just being facetious.

  3. wanda says:

    Not to mention the ‘no matter what your family looks like’ commercials from Chevrolet.

  4. Traductora says:

    I am so utterly, thoroughly, completely sick and tired of gays. And I’m sick of reading about them, hearing about them and seeing them in the media 24/7.

    But they never rest. Now they’ve gotten Spanish prosecutors to open an “investigation” into the new Spanish cardinal named by Pope Francis a couple of weeks ago (84 years old and non-voting) because the poor man said in the course of an interview that he thought that homosexuality was a “defect.”

  5. Geoffrey says:

    A few years ago, a pretty raunchy television show parodied Star Wars’ famous opening crawl, saying: “A long time ago, when the gays weren’t all in your face about it…”

    I can’t even remember what those days were like!

    As for the Olympics, complain to the powers-that-be at NBC, but we shouldn’t take it out on the athletes.

  6. APX says:

    This guy is a disgrace to the sport of figure skating, and a disgrace to the Olympics. Where’s Elvis Stojko when you need him?

    Why does this BS need to make it into everything. I too am getting sick and tired of everything being gay this and gay that. Enough already!!

  7. Weir-d in too many ways. O God, please clean up the mess!

  8. APX said, ” I too am getting sick and tired of everything being gay this and gay that. Enough already!!”

    Amen! The Good News is that, if we make it to Heaven, even Purgatory, we won’t ever have to hear of or see this kind of thing again.

  9. Gail F says:

    So tired of it. This morning during the Olympics coverage whatever station we had on talked about the gold medals and then said, “In the other big sports story today” some guy who just signed with the NFL “came out” during his singing interview. “The other big sports story today”???? It’s only the other big story because they say it is! I could not care less whether every player in the NFL and every other sport were gay. This really has become the defining thing from the Olympics — “How dare some bloodthirsty, corrupt DICTATOR tell ME how to behave when I’m in his country for two weeks????”

    No one cared about the immense human rights violations in China during the Olympics there and no one cares about human rights violations in Russia now. They only care about THEMSELVES being, in effect, told to tone it down for two weeks. THE NERVE!! Here’s the deal: Right now, it’s secular dogma that all choices are equal and must be considered equal. So saying no to anyone is actually attacking everyone, because who’s to say you’re not next? Tell someone no, and the whole system goes straight to Hell. On the surface, Vladimir Putin (who, may I say once again, is a DICTATOR in RUSSIA) tells people visiting his country not to tell young people that gay sex is good. And AMERICA freaks out because someone, somewhere, told someone else “no.” AND YOU COULD BE NEXT– AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  10. Priam1184 says:

    It is kind of amazing (in a truly horrifying way) to watch all of this unfold. Gay activists obviously spent decades infiltrating the media and entertainment industries, though probably not much infiltration was really needed in the entertainment industry. For decades they looked and dressed and talked like everybody else and then, at the prearranged signal it seems, the cork got popped and all of the sudden there is gayness everywhere. Of course there really isn’t, though domination of the media in this day and age can make it seem that way. And this domination of the media makes the self destructive gay lifestyle seem to be something that is a good thing and to be encouraged. My fear is that it is making a lot of people in this upcoming generation that knows nothing but entertainment to go down roads they never would have gone down if it weren’t for all of this self destructive hulabaloo.

  11. FrDulli says:

    A couple of the commercials have been slipping the gay agenda in. The Chevy Traverse commercial very overtly features gay couples. Nice job GM and good luck ever getting me to buy a car from you again. There is one that slipped it in more subtly, but I don’t remember the product.

  12. APX says:

    Semper,

    Unfortunately we’ll have to hear about it all at the final judgment. Hopefully we don’t have to “see” it all too. *shudder*

  13. CrimsonCatholic says:

    No Gail, he didn’t sign with anybody because the NFL draft hasn’t happened yet. ESPN had an entire program set up for this guy to announce that he was gay, and now all of the sports outlet have been running it. The guy hasn’t been drafted or anything, it was all about him being gay.

  14. MichaelBoston says:

    Johnny Weir drapes himself to serve as a temple prostitute in the church of Mammon. Very fitting.

  15. acricketchirps says:

    You got a link, StJude? I could use that. Thanks.

  16. techno_aesthete says:

    I stopped watching NBC’s Olympics coverage a loooong time ago. It was bearable when they would show an event, including the award ceremony, no matter which country won the gold medal. I liked that because one could see the athletes and hear the national anthems of other countries. It was far more interesting than when they started to show all America, all the time. If there is a truly momentous event, I can catch a video clip of it on the web.

  17. Joe in Canada says:

    Definitely watch the curling.

  18. SKAY says:

    I used to enjoy watching the Olympics–I have not watched this year because it is now pushing
    an agenda I am also tired of hearing about. Why would anyone expect anything different from NBC?. It is not about someone being unkind–it is now about promoting their in your face agenda. Russia has stopped allowing Russian children from being adopted in the US because they do not want their children to be adopted by a homosexual couple. Catholic adoption agencies in the US are also closing because they are being forced to allow it. This country has it’s own form of dictatorship developing.
    Interesting that you do not see the ss groups interrupting prayers in Mosques or in Muslim countries protesting their religious views.
    It seems to me that the sports media is pushing the story about the football player –waiting to see if he will be drafted by any NFL team. However it turns out, they will make that the big story. The NFL draft used to be about whether someone could actually play at the professional level.

  19. CrimsonCatholic says:

    Now there is a report out that several large US companies are supporting the gay agenda at the Olympics. Those companies are Chevrolet, AT&T, Google, and Chobani (Greek yogurt maker). More companies are joining everyday.

  20. OrthodoxChick says:

    Shoulda sent this guy over to Sochi in the Olympics delegation instead:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtSqd3q5Oas

  21. rkingall says:

    I love the Winter Olympics so much! I am not refusing to watch it on NBC. I have DVR’d everything and I just fast forward through all the blather and propaganda. I focus on the sporting event. I have never been a big fan of figure skating – I like skiing and bobsledding much better.

    But in any case, I watched one of the women’s events the other night and an Italian girl skated to Ave Maria. It was so beautiful and her skating was lovely. Focus on the positives.

  22. Netmilsmom says:

    I’m glad I live near Canada and have CBC coverage.

  23. HobokenZephyr says:

    Fr. Z, you’re clear with the hockey stuff if that’s your thing. Same guys as on the NHL broadcasts for the boys; add an ex-player for the women.

  24. frjim4321 says:

    I wonder if Johnny, in additi0n to being a gay man, is also markedly gender dysphasic?

    It would be a mistake to confuse the two. Certainly not all gay men are gender dysphasic and not all gender dysphasic men are gay.

    I would not say that featuring Johnny in his chosen attire is “promoting the gay identity,” per se, but I would suggest it more appropriate to say the NBC is showing solidarity with gay Olympians specifically in view of Putin’s pronounced and extreme homophobia.

    I’ve never been a Weir fan for a number of reasons; but I really don’t have a problem with how he presents himself as a t.v. commentator. I don’t see why we’d make a point of Johnny on NBC while not addressing as far more obscene that plethora of shapely short-skirted “come hither” females hawking the fake news to forlorn middle-aged white males on FN.

    (Was that bracketed text above a snipe at male figure skaters?)

  25. Gail F says:

    CrimsonCatholic: Thanks for the correction. I could not stand to watch it long enough to get the details, obviously. But it’s worse than I thought if they planned a PR event just for him to come out. How cynical is that? Get huge numbers of viewers, pro and con! Make the guy feel like a hero (and he will be a hero to some)! Who cares whether he ever gets drafted — he generated ratings NOW. Sometimes people are so callous it really gets to me.

  26. Mike says:

    “I don’t see why we’d make a point of Johnny on NBC while not addressing as far more obscene that plethora of shapely short-skirted ‘come hither’ females hawking the fake news to forlorn middle-aged white males on FN.”

    The abstruse vector into ‘gender dysphasia’ clouds whatever argument is being presented, the tired Fox News bash damages the argument’s credibility, and the “Rupert’s mommy lets him do it!” thrash pretty well slays it.

    Those who decline to undertake grown-up argumentation on the merits might consider that the lack of it is what polarizes our nation’s civic conversation to such a degree that an appalling number of intelligent voters completely tune it out, with concomitantly appalling results.

  27. frjim4321 says:

    “Those who decline to undertake grown-up argumentation on the merits might consider that the lack of it is what polarizes our nation’s civic conversation to such a degree that an appalling number of intelligent voters completely tune it out, with concomitantly appalling results.” – Mike

    I guess that’s true when certainly individuals take upon themselves the sole responsibility for determining what a cogent discussion is.

  28. StJude says:

    acricketchirps… I got it from here… Its a lefty piece who thinks its terrible but quotes the law. Ignore the nonsense and skip down to the actual text of the law.

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/58649/russia-s-anti-gay-law-spelled-out-in-plain-english

  29. robtbrown says:

    frjim4321 says:
    I don’t see why we’d make a point of Johnny on NBC while not addressing as far more obscene that plethora of shapely short-skirted “come hither” females hawking the fake news to forlorn middle-aged white males on FN.

    A typically misogynist comment.

  30. frjim4321 says:

    “A typically misogynist comment.” – robtbrown

    Not really … it’s a legitimate comment on the FN formula; very attractive women to bring in and hold on to their prime demo, middle aged white males. The comment is not misogynist, rather it is the FN technique that is.

  31. Kathleen10 says:

    “Gender dysphasic”. Not only do I not know, I admit I don’t even want to know.
    I have to say Fox makes me wonder too, with all those females who resemble each other. It is kind of odd. I mean, no unattractive woman would make it past the gate, apparently. Hey, the world has been fascinated with female beauty always and forever, and that’s not going to change. Just the way it is, and more so now. Even with that oddness, give me Fox over any MSM outlet, any day. At least there is a semblance of neutrality. The others don’t even pretend.
    I would rather watch a coterie of females than a man with clear sexual confusion with or without boas. One is normal for a healthy society and one is not. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

  32. pannw says:

    frjim4321, there is nothing ‘homophobic’ about trying to protect a country’s youth from the perverted agenda of the homosexual activists. That you, a priest of Christ, would think there is is a true disgrace. Why do you want them to be able to show sex related propaganda to youths? That is what the law prevents isn’t it? Shame on you for promoting the acceptance of sin and trying to shut down opposition to it by shaming others with accusations of ‘homophobia’ which is such a stupid label anyway.

    All this is not surprising, considering the history of our country, and most of the world, for that matter. We threw God out of our schools; we embraced the murder of our own offspring;… for this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections… As St. Paul warned in Romans 1, this is the sign that we have gone to far in our acceptance of sin. I hate to think that it is only going to get more pervasive. I think we have some idea how poor Lot felt. It really is vexing.

    It is also interesting that in Daniel, the anti-Christ is described as being “in the concupiscence of women”, according to my ‘Real Douay Rheims” or that he will “follow the lust of women”, in the Challoner Douay Rheims. It is no wonder the early Christians thought Nero was him, what with his homosexual ‘weddings’. Is the world ripe for accepting him? I’d say if not quite yet, the media, and some others, are sure doing Satan’s bidding to prepare it.

  33. robtbrown says:

    Frjim4321 says:
    “A typically misogynist comment.” – robtbrown

    Not really … it’s a legitimate comment on the FN formula; very attractive women to bring in and hold on to their prime demo, middle aged white males. The comment is not misogynist, rather it is the FN technique that is.

    You make two typically misogynist comments: 1) You think that a woman in a short skirt is obscene. 2) You think a very attractive woman cannot be intelligent.

    Four of the women anchors at Fox have law degrees, incl the best looking woman on the network and Jamie Colby, who was a very young lawyer and later a law professor. A few of the others worked at CNBC or CNN. Interesting that so many of the attractive women you object to first worked at other networks.

    The only reason so many attractive women are at Fox rather than CNN or MSNBC is because Fox has ratings and can pay more–they took the ones they want. I watched Maria Bartiromo for years on CNBC , but she left, probably to move to Fox Business.

  34. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    pannw said, ” I think we have some idea how poor Lot felt.” Indeed! But I fear it is still only “some idea” as yet…

    APX said, “Unfortunately we’ll have to hear about it all at the final judgment. Hopefully we don’t have to ‘see’ it all too.” Dum spiro, spero, but making sure everyone sees it all here and now and no-one dares object, avert their eyes, etc., seems very much ‘part of the advocacy package’…

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  36. StWinefride says:

    an Italian girl skated to Ave Maria. It was so beautiful and her skating was lovely.

    Perhaps. But the immodest attire worn by figure-skaters, ballerinas and the general public now is deeply offensive to Our Lady and God. Some quotes:

    “We lament, too, the destruction of purity among women and young girls as is evidenced by the increasing immodesty of their dress and conversation and by their participation in shameful dances” (Pope Pius XI, “Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio”, 1922)

    “The good of our soul is more important than that of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbour to our bodily comforts. If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up. O Christian mothers, if you knew what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill-guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose the sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making of yourselves, the harm which you are causing these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.” (Pope Pius XII to Catholic Young Women’s groups of Italy)

    “Certain fashions will be introduced which will offend Our Divine Lord very much. Those who serve God ought not to follow these fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same.” (Our Lady to Jacinta, 1920)

    Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few”. (Matthew 7:13-14)

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)

  37. NoraLee9 says:

    Whatever happened to the “ewww” factor?

  38. frjim4321 says:

    RbtBrown: “You make two typically misogynist comments: 1) You think that a woman in a short skirt is obscene. 2) You think a very attractive woman cannot be intelligent.”

    No you don’t get me at all. I don’t in fact believe that a woman in a short skirt or even nudity as it may be practiced on European and some U.S. beaches is at all obscene. What I find obscene is FN’s naked attempt to use female sexuality to sell its product.

    I am aware that some of the “talent” on FN have advanced degrees, in fact I am aware of how sometimes the anchors dumb themselves down in order to connect with an audience that sees intellect as a moral flaw. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/09/jon-stewart-calls-out-gre_n_385158.html) She went to Oxford but pretends not to know what a “double dip recession” or a “czar” is.

    What’s more misogynist than coaching a brilliant woman to look stupid in order to be more endearing to the audience?

  39. APX says:

    StWinefride, generally speaking, what women wear for figure skating is akin to wearing a bathing suit for swimming, only more modest. The reason the dresses are designed the way they are, are to allow the skater free movement in order to do jumps, spins, etc. I suppose they could wear an outfit similar to that of the men, but someone will inevitably complain that it’s not feminine enough. I don’t buy into this women need to dress in a burka to avoid scandalizing men. If men are tempted by women’s figure skating, they need not watch it.

    I am amazed that people are so hard on women’s sports for being immodest, but never make the same accusations of men’s sports such as rugby and wrestling.

    On a side note, the gay community is now trying to petition to allow for same sex pairs skating. Not really sure how that’s going to work for lifts and throws.

  40. robtbrown says:

    FrJim4321,

    Actually, I do get you. Wearing a short shirt (or dressing attractively) doesn’t make a woman seem stupid any more than wearing a long skirt (or dressing unattractively) makes her seem smart. Such an attitude is just garden variety Puritanism.

    As I’ve said before, Rachel Maddow never has anything to say. She is obviously studied but has zip in insight–has knowledge but lacks understanding. That she is unattractive and a bit Butch doesn’t make her comments seem intelligent.

    I have a friend of many years who is, or was, a spectacularly beautiful woman. She didn’t wear short skirts, but it didn’t matter–she looked like a sex pot. In fact, she is very bright and would rather read than go out–BS in Biology, MS in Micro Immunology, then a DVM. She just finished a six month program on medically diagnosed veterinary acupuncture. Also fluent in German.

    Another friend, a practicing Catholic in her early 40′s is a workout freak who wears short, tight skirts and often revealing blouses. Ran track and was a gymnast in college. In fact, she is an excellent mother and a ret LTC (hospital admin) who is also a grad of Jump School–she told me she made 50 jumps. Her older daughter looks just like her but has her father’s brains. Very bright, she wants to be a neurosurgeon. BTW, both mother and daughter can do a one hand stand.

  41. acricketchirps says:

    Thanks StJude. Actually best, for my use, that it come from a left leaning piece. Statement against interest or something like that.

  42. Supertradmum says:

    No offense, but I cannot understand why any Catholic, especially a family, would have a television in the house. A long time ago, Fulton J. Sheen said it was like having an open sewer in one’s living room. And STILL parents let their kids watch this type of stuff and the SuperBowl half-time and the demonic Grammies.

    Parents will have to answer God for this. I saw the still photos of this man and that was horrible enough.

  43. OrthodoxChick says:

    Supertradmum,

    We monitor our kids’ t.v. viewing, mute commercials or switch stations to EWTN during commercials and such, but even that is becoming difficult to do because it’s constant clicking back and forth between stations. I’m getting fed up with paying exhorbitant prices for trash. I’m seriously considering ditching the cable and getting a Roku instead. I have men and boys in the house who are avid sports fans and there’s no way they’ll quit their sports cold turkey. Anyone by chance have a Roku and know if there are sports channels like ESPN and Speed on there?

    As for watching the NBC Olympics coverage, I’ve lost interest. I can usually pull up highlights of my favorite sports on the web after the events have concluded.

  44. OrthodoxChick says:

    I just looked up Johhny Weir on Wikipedia since he’s the original subject of this thread and I didn’t know much about him. It said that he’s Roman Catholic but open to other belief systems and that he is considering converting to Judaism since that is the religion that his Georgetown- educated husband of Russian-Jewish descent practices.

    Wasn’t expecting to learn that.

  45. robtbrown says:

    In fact, she is very bright and would rather read than go out–BS in Biology, MS in Micro Immunology . . .

    Should be: Molecular Immunology