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I’m sure most people have heard about Rob Ford’s issues with the gay population. He doesn’t attend the pride parade held every year in Toronto. I for one believe that is idiotic of him not to. We are all the same no matter what sexual preference we have. However a few days ago Mayor Ford said something that really made me raise my eyebrows. At city hall there is a pride flag to protest against the gay laws in Russia. This flag was put up because the Olympics are being held in Russia. Now being himself, Rob Ford said that the city hall officials should take down this flag. I first thought that this was a very bigot thing for him to say (so did openly gay Ward 27 councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam). However to defend himself Rob Ford stated “These Olympics are about patriotism to your country, not sexual preference.” After stating this, Ford then went to his office and hung up a Canadian flag onto the window. This led me to think “Is Mayor Ford correct?” Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing wrong with whatever a person’s sexual preference is, but why is the gay law being debated so much. Olympics are about patriotism. I don’t believe anyone can change the Russian governments laws on this. Let’s just forget the other stuff and watch the Olympics as one proud nation. These arguments are actually taking away from the Olympics. Why should people get mad if it’s held in a country where being homosexual is prohibited. Next time around it’ll be held in a different country. Watch the olympics for the games, not for the sake of argueing about the host country’s laws. We are lucky to live in a country in which being gay is legal. Instead we should just hoist our flag to celebrate our pride for the freedom we have. I am not against gays at all. What I am saying is that the olympics are for sport.



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