Wednesday, August 08, 2012

PC Speech Police Gone Wild at the Olympics

Jesse Owens in Berlin in 1936, settling it on the field.

Will the amazing Gabby Douglas be kicked out of future Olympics for making statements such as the ones she made at this Olympics?  It could happen. Honoring God is getting more and more controversial every day, and the Olympic speech police grow more bold.  Two athletes have already been sent home for making racially insensitive remarks.   In one case, I don't even know if the remarks were racist, just a bad joke about mosquitoes from Africa having more Africans to feed on.     

I don't care for racism, but I don't care for fascism either.  Do we disqualify people with controversial opinions from competing in the Olympics?  What happens when Gabby Douglas agrees with Chick-Fil-A founder Dan Cathy about homosexual "marriage?"  Will she be banned from the next Olympics for expressing those "controversial" beliefs?

Look, the Olympics have been overtly racist in the past.    The 1936 games were held in Berlin, the capitol of Nazi Germany.  Hitler wanted to use the games to highlight his theories about Aryan Supremacy.   But black American Jesse Owens was the star of the show, winning what was then an unprecedented four gold medals.   The issue was settled on the field, not by political correctness.    I am not comfortable with throwing athletes out of the games simply because they said something that might indicate they hold an opinion that I find abhorrent.


Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

With the Olympic PC Speech Police throwing athletes out of the games for "controversial" opinions, I can see the day when the ban Gabby Douglas from the games for her statements of faith.

12:46 PM, August 08, 2012  

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