"Treating humans beings with dignity and respect should take a back seat to you being entertained?"
Woah, I think you completely missed the point there. The Olympics is a place to set aside our differences, and our bigotries, and celebrate the endeavors of the atheletes competing. That's what he was saying. The Olympics is not, and should never be, a place to push a political agenda, because then the nature of the entire event becomes changed. Yes, Russia's laws are horrible and inhuman, and yes they should be fought, but the Olympics is not the place to do it.
"I don't see how that can happen by threatening the freedom and safety of another human being."
The law in Russia is against promoting a gay lifestyle in the media, so long as the IOC enforces rule 50, then no one is in danger.
"My guess is that you are White and heterosexual, and people speaking out gets in the way of your privilege. You couldn't care less about their human rights, so long as you get your fix of living vicariously through others in your imagined utopia."
Let's refrain from ad hominem attacks shall we? Especially when they are so wildly speculative.
"Hoping accomplishes nothing. Speaking out and acting against injustice insures a better world."
Again, there is a time and a place. Choose your battles and you come off as a person with a strong idea, not a psycho.
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