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Maria Sharapova is expected to participate in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic games in Sochi representing Russia. NBC has hired Ms. Sharapova as a commentator for the big event as well.

President Obama and Vice President Biden along with their families are boycotting the Olympic games to send a message to Putin that his persecution and violation of human rights specifically among the gay community is not acceptable.

Maria Sharapova has claimed she has gay friends; however, she stated not all laws in any country are perfect and “eventually” the laws persecuting gays in Russia should be changed.

Ms. Sharapova, what about right now?

Maria Sharapova was raised and tennis trained in America. She has reaped the benefits and freedoms offered in this country for most of her life. She has built a multimillion-dollar empire off the courts with her American sponsors, endorsement deals, her American clothing line, and American candy company. She is truly living the American dream while in her “country” Putin has created a nightmare for its gay citizens and Maria’s dearest “friends.”

Wake up, Sharapova!


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Old Russian addage: "It's not all about you, Bruce."

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
December 21, 2013 at 6:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Adonis, get your head out of the clouds, come down to earth and learn to love.

VioletFlame (anonymous profile)
December 23, 2013 at 6:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sir Adonis Underscore Tate knows how to love, he loves to make provacative comments.

To you VIoletFlame I dedicate this video, and to Sir Adonis, you too should listen to this meditation

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
December 23, 2013 at 9:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you Dolphinpod14. The Prophets are truly wonderful teachers.

VioletFlame (anonymous profile)
December 24, 2013 at 12:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

VioletFlame: Clearly you are a peaceful one, if you were not peaceful, you might end up being (don't say it...) a VIOLENT flame. (Sorry, I just couldn't resist it)

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
December 24, 2013 at 12:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

When our concept of morality changes, why should we expect the world to always conform to our changing views?

A number of cultures allow polygamy. I don't see the new "moralists" clamoring for their civil rights.

Botany (anonymous profile)
December 24, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Pedestals are not the answer. I find pedestals offensive. Death to the pedestals!

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
December 25, 2013 at 5:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe Sharapova feels that her motherland is much bigger than Putin, and not just geographically.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
December 26, 2013 at 6:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What is "bigger" than the laws of this huge solar system and the respect which must be embraced for the well being of all it's inhabitants?

Dolphinpod14, you're right . The Violet flame from sky to sea will keep humans violent free. By karma or choice it has to be - even for creatures like you and me.

VioletFlame (anonymous profile)
December 26, 2013 at 7:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Free the bratwurst from those terrible Germans! (I can say that because Germans are not an empedastled group.) Anyone still stupid enough to offend bratwurst even in this enlightened age just doesn't get it.... Has anyone said anything that you feel is offensive, dear bratwurst?

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
December 26, 2013 at 10:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And not that I agree with Phil Robertson either, but it's ironic that the two most prominent figures that have criticized him on "moral" grounds are Charlie Sheen and Jesse Jackson.

After all, who wouldn't accept moral advice from icons of morality such as these?

Botany (anonymous profile)
December 27, 2013 at 5:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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