I will not be watching

I don’t know about you but I will not be watching the Winter Olympics when they begin next week. I was going back and forth about this issue, however the Russian crackdown on LGBTQ people is just too much.

Here is a video of a person waving a pride flag at a torch relay parade and the actions of the Olympic officials and the article where I first saw the video.

I am proud of President Obama for naming Billie Jean King, Caitlin Cahow and Brian Boitano as the leaders of the Team USA Olympic delegation. It is a brilliant statement. I fully support all of the athletes who have worked every single day for most of their lives to reach this important event. However, I will not be watching the games.

Will you?

 

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About rabbisteinman

I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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One Response to I will not be watching

  1. rabbiadar says:

    Not watching. I am also avoiding “official products” of this Olympics when I can. Thank you for writing about this! I should do the same.

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