George Takei Petitions to move Sochi games to Vancouver

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  1. Nantrax

    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    I'm sure this has a good chance of working........ :jj:

    Activist and actor George Takei, best known as helmsman Lt. Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, is calling for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games to move to Vancouver.

    He's the latest celebrity to weigh in on the controversy over Russia's anti-gay laws and is endorsing an online petition that has garnered over 40,000 supporters.

    In a blog post last week, Takei notes Vancouver's facilities are still in good condition and the city would be the easiest of possible alternatives.

    Takei notes Russia's ban on so-called propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations and its imposition of heavy fines contravenes the International Olympic Committee's fundamental principals and he says such intolerance wouldn't be accepted if it were aimed at Jews, Roman Catholics or Muslims.

    http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=429332
     
  2. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    Will somebody shut that homo up already?
     
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    Canada news :jj:
     
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    So I guess the sochi games have a chink in their armor. Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah!
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